DVI - VGA - Svideo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stevedave50, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. stevedave50 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    i recently bought one of these vga - svideo adaptors in the hope that it would enable me to use my crt as a screen to watch movies on from my MBP.


    i connected the apple supplied dvi - vga adaptor to my mbp, and then the vga to svideo adaptor through an s video cable to the tv. system preferences detect that there is a vga monitor attached, but no picture comes up on the crt tv. is there a way to get this to work, or do i need the apple dvi - svideo connector?

    many thanks
  2. Stopsignguy macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Not sure why you didn't buy the DVI-S-video adapter to begin with but whatever. Go to your System Prefs>Displays, your CRT should have its own settings in there. If not, then perhaps you can't use 2 adapters to connect your VGA. As soon as you plug it in the CRT should turn on.

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