Why cant I use another AV cable with the iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AppleGuy08, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502

    AppleGuy08

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    Im a little confused. I have an AV cable that is identical to apples Av cable, yet it doesn't work. Id like to know why this is.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    You can, Apple just swapped around the colours for the audio/visual outputs. So if you're using a standard 3.5mm minijack -> RCA cable you'll just need to swap the outputs around until you find the one actually outputting the video. I think it's the red one on a regular AV cable.
     
  3. AppleGuy08 thread starter macrumors 6502

    AppleGuy08

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    haha thanks for that chundles it works beautifully now.
     

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