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    Question s-video to scart=black and white :S

    hi, just setup my nice dell inspiron 6400 lappy with a £16 svideo to scart cable tried going through all the different pal settings etc in ati menu on the graphics tab of my x1300 pci-e card and nothing:S
    please help. i read that some bodge soldering job could sort it but surely this isn't required otherwise why would the cable be made wrong...
    please say theirs a solution i don't want to rip apart a expensive cable and balls it.
    its a "wiresist" 3.5mm Stereo PLug + S-Video to Scart Plug that I'm using...
    Last edited by keef247; 23-02-2008 at 07:56 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    check your tv's settings. scart doubles up a few pins, so you need to be certain your tv is looking for scart-svideo not scart-rgb

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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    Some TV's just can't take s-video through scart, you could try composite video, that usually works. Cable wise, it usually easier to get an adapter like this and then a normal video cable.

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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    it usually easier to get an adapter like this and then a normal video cable.
    This is the method i am using on a rather *considered old nowadays* TV.

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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    not true those crappy adapters if you google everyone has to take them apart and solder pin 15-20 together to display colour...
    i have both s-video scart and rgb i'll post back later forgot all about that it was a late one and i hadn't been to bed lol.cheers hex
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    Echo directhex - check the TV. S-video is a composite type video signal which separates out the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (colour) signals. The fact that yiou are getting a monochrome signal indicates that the TV isn't detecting the chrominance signal. Check all the options.
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    Re: s-video to scart=black and white :S

    yer hex it worked on s-video scart cheers mate
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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