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Problem connecting computer to tv

We have a G4 mac in the studio with a dvi connector, bought a dvi to hdmi cable and all was working fine, however, after about 6 minutes tv shuts off completely. Can't turn it back on for about 15 minutes. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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Re: Problem connecting computer to tv

Make sure on the back of the unit there is no accumulation of dust near the vents and or fan openings.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007

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From my experience of Studios it's also a possibility that the TV is overheating. Check that any vents are not covered and that there is enough airflow around the TV. Sounds like a thermal cutout is triggering.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007

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