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No Display I have Hitachi CMP205SXU 25 in. plasma monitor, with 13w3 type video input terminal. I connected the my DELL precision 470 to it through 13w3 Hitachi 4119 adapter and HD15 SVGA cable - no sync signal - no signal at all.What is the problem?

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    Hi, did you ever solve the problem with Hitachi CMP205SXU. I also have this monitor and would like to know if you got the adapter to work. The 13W3 to HD15........Thanks



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Hi there goran if your still watching this post... I have the same problem and i have a feeling it has to do with the pinout of the adapter we are using... the 13W3 connection does not have a standard pinout, so you need to find the right adapter... if you have any leads or new info i would love to know too!! edwardrytas... u can find me at hotmail... cheers.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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For the HD15 connection you need to set your TV to PC mode


the only thing I can think that you may be doing wrong is that you need to "ACTIVATE" the external outputs on the laptop,as they are not on by default.


To switch video output mode  LCD / CRT (monitor/PC mode) /TV mode plus some dual modes LCD + CRT / LCD + TV


I have found that the overlays used for video playback do not work in the dual modes,  (and I have found that CRT monitor mode is best for connecting to a large TV)


so switch your TV to PC input,  connect your HD15 cable and SWITCH output mode on your laptop (usually Fn F5) press until you get an output,


you will also need to connect audio, so get a phono -> 3.5mm jack plug and plug that in also, and you are ready to rock and roll

Posted on Oct 11, 2007


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