I have a fisher price smart cycle and do not see how the wires fit onto the TV . the wires are yellow, white , red but i don't see how they fit am i missing something or some part that makes it fit?
Generally speaking, the yellow wire is for the video (the pictures and graphics on the screen), and the white and red wires are for the audio (the music and sounds for the speakers). The white wire would be for the left channel or speaker, and the red wire for the right channel or speaker. The connections for these wires are usually RCA phono plugs. These plugs have a small metal cylinder or jack in the center of the plug, and 3 squarish metal pieces surrounding the jack - the whole jack or plug looks a bit like a flower with its stamen in the middle.
These RCA jacks fit into corresponding holes or sockets on your TV that are color-coded just like the plugs are - there should be a yellow socket for the video, and a red and a white socket for the audio left and right. Most TV's have these sockets. On older TV's, there should be a yellow, red, and white set of sockets on the front or the back of the TV that the jacks from the wires you are trying to connect fit into. On newer TV's, like high-definition TV's, these sockets might also be found on the side panel of the TV.
You can check your owner's manual for your TV to see what sort of connectors/sockets it has available. Usually most TV's will have a set of RCA connectors to plug your wires into. Other types of connections include VGA, DVI, or HDMI. If you do not have any RCA connections on your TV (unlikely), then you can cheaply buy an appropriate adapter from your local electronics store or a place like Radio Shack or Wal-Mart.
Some of these adapters are called "Y-adapters," and allow you to connect all 3 of the yellow, red, and white wires, to the adapter, and then the adapter plugs into the appropriate connector on the TV, which might be a VGA connector, or even an HDMI connector. Again, check the owner's manual for your TV, and bring it with you if you need to go hunting for an adapter to connect your device.
For your reference, VGA connectors, the older type, are usually blue in color and have 9 pins for the male connector, or 9 holes, for the socket. Whether it's audio, video, electrical wiring, plumbing, or computers, the "gender" of a connection is always the same: the socket or holes end is female, the male or pins end is male.
The newer HDMI connectors are flat and have just one row of pins or holes inside a metal sheath.
So, basically, you need to figure out what sort of connections your TV has to plug into. If it has red, white, and yellow RCA phono connections, you are all set. I do hope that this has not confused you further! I do try to help, and I wish you all the best in connecting your smart cycle.
May 17, 2011 |
Computers & Internet