The port on the front of the tv that is for the video stopped working. It has worked great for years and two days ago it just stopped working. The audio port is fine. I tried to use some spair adapter cables and tried several different dvd players and none of them worked with the tv anymore. This is an older model w/ the vcr in it. I have had it for years and it has and still is a great tv, it was so wierd that the video port thing quit working. It worked fine Friday night and Saturday it did not. Is there anything I can do to fix this, I don't want to buy another tv.
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Re: Video adapter port on the tv quit working
The only thing I can suggest is to clean out the adapter hole with some compressed air, short of that of I would have guess it's got to be some kind of short and it would cost just too much to fix and too much of a job to do it yourself.
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If you are changing cables or cannot see an image on the screen, you may need to reset the video output to default settings. To reset the video output:
While the PS3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the PS3 beeps a second time (approximately 5 seconds), then release it.
The PS3 will power up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).
That's highly unlikely!!! More likely is that the cable is having problems or that someone mistakenly changed the picture i the TV from HDMI to regular reception. If the HDMI ports are changed to regular TV reception they don't see the HDMI ports only the regular video ports!
An HDMI to component video cable will not work. These are meant for projectors that work with computers and have only component in jacks.
You will need is a VGA to Composite video converter, VGA to component video converter or HDMI to component video converter. These translate the computer output to the input the TV will understand. Here are some VGA to component video converters: http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/video-converters/vga-rgb-hv-to-component-video/c10000-c11200-c11215-p1.html . (The exception is if your computer has a TV-out port. In this case, you need an adapter that looks like an S-video plug that will then have composite or component video jacks.) If you want to use the TV speakers, you will also need a 3.5 mm to 2 RCA audio adapter (either M and F/F for an RCA cable to the TV or F to M/M for a 3.5 mm audio patch cable) or cable (3.5 mm M and M/M RCA).
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (A computer gives RGB output on the VGA cable; the TV reads PbPrY on the component video. Thus you need for the converter rather than a simple adapter. Similar communication differences apply on the HDMI signal.)
Your mac would have to have a fully hd compliant mini port. To be honest I havent even checked to see if any do. Then you would want to get a mini video port to HDMI adapter. If you don't have one of the newer Intel mac then chances are you cant do sound through that port, which is what your tv is looking for on the hdmi port.
Easiest solution is to hook your headphone port on your laptop to a stereo or some decent computer speakers, which usually sound better than tv speakers anyway.
then you need to connect audio, either from an onboard audio port or your audio-out port which you will need an adapter to plug into the audio out then convert to RGA compatable connector which will plug into your tv audio in port