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Default 01-06-2011, 09:50 PM

Hey guys.

I also don't have any of the addictional software installed.

Though everything worked fine for quite some time now, something very strange happend today. I tried to connect my projector to dell and the display turned white and there was nothing left to do, but reset it with power button. I tried again and it was the same. I started to think about what can be different and the only thing that crossed my mind was - cable. So I swaped directions and it worked. I couldn't bealived it couse the connectors on both sides looks as twins. I tried to swap it again, and the screen was white again...

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Default 01-08-2011, 02:44 AM

Very interesting!
Roughly how long is your VGA cable?

On a side note - cable length, gauge and quality seem to matter a lot.
I bought a Dell LCD monitor a while back - hooked it up via DVI to my Mac with the DVI cable that came with the monitor.
Got a message - no signal detected.
I was ready to send the monitor back as defective but then found a DVI cable I had in my computer cable box - actually a longer cable than what Dell provided with the monitor - and everything worked fine.
Tried the Dell cable on a different monitor and it worked on it.
So I can only assume that the original Dell DVI cable caused either too much attenuation or somehow distorted the DVI signal so that the original monitor could no longer read it.

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Default 01-08-2011, 12:46 PM


My cable is cca 1,5m long. So nothing special. I tried yesterday with another cable (thiner but the same lenght monitor cable) and it didn't worked at all (tried with both directions).

In conclusion...if it doesn't work, try swaping cable sides or try with another thicker cable.

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Default 01-19-2011, 09:20 PM

Originally Posted by M20JJL View Post
hi i booted the 10v with the update 10.6.4 all worked fine on the top where the display screen is i clicked on that and it had a tick on the mirror so un ticked it nothing when i plugged in the vga excepted for lines ect . so i then downloaded the patch still the same although i plugged in a monitor yesterday i got the purple picture clear on the other monitor then went to lines

now just goes to the lines all over the screen

i plug in the vga after the laptop is booted right up

oh also then when i unplug the vga the lap top goes back to normal

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---------- Post added at 09:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:39 PM ----------

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Help the wife has just purchased a 1011netbook and to use it on our 42" LCD TV i connected it up using aVGA lead.The computer screen appears on the TV but how do you get the sound through the TV(ie for Youtube etc) as it is only playing through the netbook.PS i,ve only got limited computer knowledge so be gentle.
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Default 01-19-2011, 10:38 PM


VGA cable is only for picture. You need another cable for sound.
I don't know, what kind of input conector you need for your TV, but in general, something like this is needed:

Black conector on pic goes to laptop (speakers/headphones) line out, red and white chinch conectors goes to your TV.

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Default 01-20-2011, 10:22 PM

I've been able to use my VGA output to my TV up until this moment but now for some reason when it's connected the screen on my Mini 10v goes grey and crashes. Only way out is a full power down.

Any ideas? i've managed to get past the 'mirroring off' issue in the past but this one has really stumped me.

any ideas very welcome!

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Default mini10v vga mirroring - 12-22-2011, 10:53 PM

Originally Posted by klacid View Post
Actually the simplest method is through Terminal to turn off mirror display

1. Start a Terminal.
2. Type /Extra/bin/mirroring off ...... BUT do not hit Enter yet.
3. Plug in the external display. Both monitors will show corrupted image.
4. Hit Enter to execute the command you typed above.
5. Your display should return to normal.

yeehaa, at last, been working on this for weeks and all else failed!! thank you.
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