DVI to S-Video Adapter Detection Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GizmoGimps, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. GizmoGimps macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    I have a DVI to S-Video adapter hooked up to my PowerMac G5.
    I have previously used the adapter to hook up my TV as a second monitor, but unhooked my computer and when i hooked it back up, it stopped detecting the second display.
    I have tried switching around the monitors, with no luck.
    When i plug in the s-video adapter, the lcd screen(my original monitor) refreshes, but it still wont detect the second display.

    So frustrating...please help!
  2. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    Gotta go with the easiest solution first: Have you tried going into the system preferences under Displays and clicking the "Detect Displays" button? From what I've seen on older Macs, whenever a new display is plugged in while the machine is on, Detect Displays needs to be clicked. Otherwise, the computer will automatically detect displays upon startup.
  3. GizmoGimps thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    I have clicked detect display so many times that i am now incredibly disgruntled.
    I would have given up by now, but i know it works...because it has worked in the past.

    thanks for gettin back to me!

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