Question about Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

2 Answers

Hooking up a Mac to tv

I'm hooking up the computer through VGA. When I turn on the computer, the initial start up comes up fine (white screen with gray apple and spinning wheel underneath), but as soon as that screen goes away everything goes blue and "No Support" shows up on the screen.

The computer works fine with a different monitor.

Posted by on

  • d_gonzalez35 Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem, but with a regular pc

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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!

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Funny thing happened while i was reading this ... i got the same "No Support" display on my (5-yr old) Maxent when hooking up to my Macbook Air (new, Jan 2012).
Bummed, I took the monitor cable off the maxent and placed it straight to another smaller 2nd monitor i was using. display worked on the 2nd monitor. i started whining to my awesome smart boyfriend when i decided just to show him the "No Signal RGB" text.
i moved the monitor cable back onto the Maxent and whalla! it showed a picture on a lower resolution.
This is because the Maxent defaulted to the 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is really NOT supported.
Here's another complicating factor, when i clicked to detect displays, the configuration screen for the Maxent automatically gets sent to the blue "No Support" screen so i couldn't see it.
Don't have a 2nd monitor to force a lower resolution? ... no worries .....click "Gather Windows" on the settings-display screen and the 2nd display menu will pop up behind the 'main' display window and you will be able to lower the resolution to 1366 x 768 (or whatever works best for your size Maxent).
Now i am very happy. hope that solves your problem too

Posted on May 24, 2012

2 Suggested Answers

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I HAVE THE TV AS A COMPUTER MONITOR AND THE

pic is blue with white lines going through it

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My XelioTablet come's on but shows no screen what can i do to fix?


try hooking VGA to HDTV to see if graphic card is bad, hooking VGA to TV lets you know that your TV is the default source if graphic controller on your board is bad

Feb 27, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

So I was trying to get my Shuttle cube computer to work with the TV by VGA to RGB connector/converter. I get it all hooked in and everything but it won't show up on the screen. I take it out, hook it up to...


sometimes you need to have the computer off before hooking up such a connection so the video card can identify the screen being used when the computer is first turned on.... also maybe incompatible with the adaptor

Oct 11, 2013 | Shuttle Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Well i thinking about hooking my t.v. to computer with out unhooking computer screen. i need to know were to plug in the t.v.


This will only work if you have a graphics card with two outputs; if you do, they will be right next to eachother, and will be a s-video (small round) VGA (blue) DVI (white) or HDMI (trapezoid).

Mar 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hooking up computer to television sound


If you are using vga cables they do not carry sound the part you need is at radio shack it has 3.5 adaptor to plug into headphone or sound card jack and red and white audio cables on the other side

Jul 04, 2010 | Insignia NS-LTDVD19-09 LCD TV

1 Answer

My screen stays black when i turn my computer on, its a mac laptop and everything sounds like its running fine, the screen just wont come on.


Try hooking it up to an external monitor. If does work on the monitor you know you have to replace the screen. I don't see a model of what type of mac laptop you have, but most parts are pretty easy to replace and cheap to buy on auction sites.

Mar 15, 2010 | Apple Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Screen went blank after hooking computer to it


Let's cover the obvious.

The TV works fine with other inputs (cable TV), right?

The laptop is plugged into the VGA port on the TV and the input setting is set to "VGA", right? (or does toy computer have an HDMI port that you are using?)

Is it a laptop or a PC?

If it's a laptop and the TV is connected correctly and functioning otherwise, you need to turn on the remote display port of your laptop. It's a key sequence that toggles from laptop -> external -> both.

If it's a PC, it might be a signal incompatibility. Try different resolutions or refresh rates.

Good luck.

Aug 09, 2009 | Insignia 37" LCD Flat-Panel HDTV

1 Answer

Proscan 32'' VGA port; TV says not supported on VGA input


Sounds like your resolution on your computer is set too high for your tv to accept. Try putting your computer resolution down to 1024x768 or lower and see if that works.

Jul 18, 2009 | Proscan 26LB30QD 26 in. LCD HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxent MX-42HPM20 42 in. Plasma HDTV Logo

751 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxent Televison & Video Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2292 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71611 Answers

CoppellTVRepair.com

Level 3 Expert

749 Answers

Are you a Maxent Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...