My maxent plasma stopped recognizing the rgb input from my computer.
The screen will turn from blue to black when I turn on the computer, but the plasma just stays black thereafter. The component input still works fine on the plasma. I have tried two different cables with two different computers and still the screen just turns black and stays black. Is this a problem that sounds repairable? The computers work perfect with any other screen.
Yes problem is repairable sounds like the mainboard (video) needs replacement because the rgb is part of this board along with the rest of your inputs this should fix your problem. There are some models where rgb is seperate but not many I will need the model number of your Maxent to be of further help.
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i imagine your problem is over by now one way or another, but for anyone else experiencing this problem, thought i would share. your rgb input is tripped and needs to be reset, there are multiple things that "may" fix this, but the sure fire method is to connect a laptop to the rgb input, make sure you change your display settings on the laptop to "external monitor" and change the monitor selected in display settings on your computer. When the TV recieves a signal (which is what it is wating on and why it is frozen) it will then allow you to change input and will not turn off. Make sure your computer is running and all display settings are set before turning on tv so it does not time out and shut off before you can get it to pick up the signal
Turn the television on and as soon as the screen turns on repeatily press the input button or change the input to whatever input you are using from a source device. As long as you change it to anything other than RGB.
Your television is essentially a big computer monitor with multiple inputs and a tuner. When using your computer and shutting it down the monitor will go in a power save mode. You don't need to shut off your monitor due to this power saving mode. When you power up your computer your monitor automatically turn on.
With the VIZIO and the RGB (computer) input the television will act just like a computer monitor. When you have a computer connected it will power down automatically when you shut off your computer. When you turn your computer on the VIZIO will automatically come out of standby mode. This is through RGB only.
This is normal operation for the VIZIO but can see confusing when nothing is connected to the RGB input. If you change your television input to RGB it will sense no signal on the input and will go into standby mode after about 5 - 10 seconds. If you were to send a signal to the television through RGB it would automatically kick on.
Have you tried changing the TV to another input? Try Press "TV" at the top then press "TV" near the bottom or try pressing the "INPUT" button on the TV itself until you get to TV. RGB is just another input for the TV, just like DVD or HDMI or VCR, but it is the plug in the back for a computer monitor. Yes, if you'd like to hook up your computer to your TV you can through this plug, it looks like a (most likely blue) with 3 rows of holes/pins that you can plug another RGB cable into your computer and have the biggest computer monitor on the block! haha Although, if you have a PLASMA TV (not LCD) you can't use a computer for long (no more than 15 mins) because PLASMA TV's have a tendancy to "burn-in" very easy and it is sometimes not fixable. You'll have a ghost image of any stationary image that is on the screen for too long. That goes the same for any news channels with a "ticker tape" near the outside edge that is on the screen the whole time. If you have LCD, no worries! They're designed just for that problem to never happen. Hope this helps.
I ran into the same problem with my "50 maxent. The manual clearly states that mac resolutions are not supported. We won't let that stop us. Step one is to download switchresx. It's a simple utility that should allow you to define custom resolutions. http://www.madrau.com/ . Step 2 is to download chicken of the VNC. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9517 . Once this is installed on a separate mac from the one you are trying to connect to the maxent take your mini and hook it up to the RGB port on the maxent and boot it up. Once this is done use chicken of the vnc to take control of of the mini with the other mac. Now you can change the resolution on the mini using switchresx which you installed on the mini earlier. In the case of the maxent you will need to set it to 1366x768 at 60 hz. If using another flat panel consult your user manual for the correct resolution. In my opinion there is no flat paned tv this should not work for. Good luck!
Use the instructions that came with the device for full details. Their site is down, so you can't get a manual online at this time.
Usually, all you need is video input (a cable connection) and power.
If you have a straight cable line (no box), coax cable connection is will work if supported.
If you have a box, the better cables support the RGB and audio split, and will give you a better quality picture.
Be sure all are secure connected, and that if you use the RGB/Audio split connection, be sure each matches the color coding on the connector.
Most likely you haven't set it up as a mirrored display. Try dragging your mouse off the edges of the original dispay (or laptop screen) and see if it shows up on the plasma, if it does, figure out of to mirror. Im not sure how to go about mirroring the display on windows, but on mac its an option in the display drop down menu.