TV Connection Problems

ajon12

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 3, 2012
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Hi,

I have one of the slightly older macs (Dec 08), and a screen which takes only RCA and S-Video inputs. I've already bought a Mac-VGA adapter from Apple, which works fine on other applications, and I bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002OC97N8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00VGA-S-Video Adapter together with a male-male S-Video cable to connect it to the screen. However this doesn't work and the display detects no input when I try it. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and how I can connect the mac properly?

Thanks,

Adam
 

samh

macrumors 6502
Oct 29, 2009
317
3
Hi,

I have one of the slightly older macs (Dec 08), and a screen which takes only RCA and S-Video inputs. I've already bought a Mac-VGA adapter from Apple, which works fine on other applications, and I bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002OC97N8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00VGA-S-Video Adapter together with a male-male S-Video cable to connect it to the screen. However this doesn't work and the display detects no input when I try it. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and how I can connect the mac properly?

Thanks,

Adam
Are that S/Video Cable and TV both known to be working? Can you watch anything else through S/Video on the TV, and have you used that cable with anythign else to make sure it's working?
 

Alameda

macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2012
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Does your Mac Display control panel let you set NTSC S-Video output? If not, the adapter you bought will not work.

The adapter you purchased is a purely passive adapter which can only work if your video card sends an S-Video signal through its VGA connector.
 
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