DVI to RCA adaptor help needed.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tmp2105, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. tmp2105 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    Im trying to send video (no sound) from my MacBook Pro DVI output
    to a old analog video mixer with RCA inputs. I have brought what I think
    is the right adaptor:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adapter-DVI...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1212760759&sr=8-2

    but I cant seem to get a signal. Does my computer need to recognise something is attached to it before it can go in to mirror display mode and send a signal?When I press the detect display button the monitor connected to the mixer flickers briefly. My computer works fine with a standard projector, so I dont think there are any problems with software or my computer.

    Thanks for any help in advance,

    Tom.
     
  2. catachip macrumors regular

    catachip

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    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    #2
    Unfortunately, you have purchased the wrong adapter. It wont work with the MacBook Pro. You need the Apple DVI to S-Video/Composite adapter located in the link below.

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M9267G/A
     
  3. tmp2105 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks for the help. So whats the adaptor for then?
    Can I use it for a input?
    Thanks again.
     
  4. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    #4
    Nope not for input, it outputs component video.
     

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