Apple Mini VGA to S-Video/Composite for G3 ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by E36 Pilot, May 14, 2007.

  1. E36 Pilot macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2005
    Hi Guys,

    I was at the Apple store this weekend and stumbled onto their mini VGA to S-Video/Composite video adapter. It was cheap so I picked it up and took it home to my G3 ibook (white 12", not the colorful ones). I hooked it up the ibook, then the TV (Aquos 32" HD) via a composite video cord and started the ibook. No picture. I restarted the ibook a few times, adjusted the screen resolution and still no picture.

    I then started the ibook without the adapter and hooked the adapter up once the ibook was running. The screen on the ibook dimmed and came back quickly, but no video on the TV. Anyone have any ideas? I'm not sure where to start.

  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    If you bought your iBook between May 2001 and May 2002, you need a different kind of cable than the one you bought.
  3. E36 Pilot thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2005

    I think I did buy it between those dates. June 2001 is most likely.

    So what do I need?
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  5. E36 Pilot thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2005
    Sorry for the confusion guys. I have a 500 mhz G3 ibook. mkrishnan's guess is correct. I had no idea what I thought was just a 1/8th inch audio jack was actually a composite audio/video jack a la the ipod video.

    Thanks guys.

Share This Page