just bought monster iTV link for iBook, having problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bowser, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Bowser macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2005
    I bought an S-video monster iTV Link for my iBook yesterday so I could watch movies on my tv from my computer. It worked fine yesterday, but today it simply won't work. I get sound, but I cant get any video. I have tried plugging it into different inputs in the TV, but it still doesnt work. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I have tried pressing Detect Display in the settings, but it doesnt. what the hell is going on....
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    Try restarting. It should always be your first instinct, as it solves many little quirks...

    Awesome username BTW :)
  3. Bowser thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2005
    tryin that, been tryin that. i dont get how it could work the first day, then all of sudden not work. when i click detect display, the tv screen flickers but nothing comes up. it was pretty much plug and play yesterday, now it dont want to do anything.
  4. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    I used to have trouble sometimes with my PM and my PB getting S-Video to work properly. Try turning the TV on and off and on again, then hit detect displays. Make sure the TV is on "AV" or whatever it's plugged into is selected on the TV.
  5. Bowser thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2005
    thanks for the advice, but still no go. it really boggles my mind how it worked perfectly yesterday, then stops working today when I havent touched either the cord or my computer.

    when i plug it in, my iBook's screen does turn blue if thats any help. . .

    if i return this cable, do I incur a charge?
  6. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2005
    You should be able to return the cable if you tell them it simply won't work. However, they will probably give you in store credit or something.
  7. Bowser thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2005
    The thing is, the computer doesnt detect the TV. Does this mean its a cable issue, TV issue, or computer issue? I really dont want to drive all the way back to the apple store, get another cable only to find out its my damn iBook.
  8. rebhaf macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Almost the same problem here

    Almost the same problem here. In fact, if I take the audio output plug out of the iBook, the video works fine. But as soon as I plug it back in, the image practically disappears (it pops on and off but I can barely see anything). As is the case with all the third-party products they sell, nobody at the Apple Store can help me. And I went on Monster's website but all it gives me is a phone number that no one answers.

    Another thing I found weird (but am not sure if this is related)... of the four AV channels on my TV, the AV4 is the only one that sort of shows an image. Is this normal?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

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