I have 1 out of the 2 screens not working properly it shows a white screen and has good sound but won't show a picture even if I swap cables with the other one. When it use to work you would have to wiggle the cable to get it to come back on, it would go black if anyone bumped the wire on occasion. It had been taken out of the car and stored in the closet for about 6 months but I don't think anything happened to it in there it was packed away securely. I'm wondering if I replace the s-video input on the monitor board if that will correct the problem or whether it's actually a problem with the lcd screen. Thanks in advance for your help!
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.
Re: dual screen car dvd player screen problem
I don't usually do this but I would suggest that if the unit is not worth repairing, you donate it to a local vocational school. The reason I say this is because the unit may have a loose solder connection, hence the wiggling of the cable cleared the problem. This would have been an easy issue to take care of. However, the 6 month storage period tells me the this unit is dated, and that means the chances of finding the proper documentation is slim to none. The unit may just need to have the connector resoldered, but is the cost worth it? Donating it will at least give the electronics repair persons of the future a chabce to practice working on such a unit.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Do you have the audio plugs in the proper spot? The red & white audio plugs from the PS 2 need to be plugged into the audio in jacks on the portable dvd player in order to get sound. Should match up red to red; white to white for sound, yellow to yellow for video. Hope this helps.
for the black and white screen output of your DVD and VCR.
1) for DVD player: using remote control locate "setup" button and click.a dialogue box should appear indicating " audio setup" video setup" etc..... 2) select and scroll to "video setup". in video setup there should be an option to choose "AUTO" "PAL" or "NTSC" 3) choose "auto" then check if any change in screen color.
for VCR, locate a switch or button indicating "PAL" "Auto""PAL SECAM" "NTSC". same with the dvd choose and select "auto"
note: if you still have the manual for both VCR and DVD check the instruction with regards to video color setting.
Sounds like it may be a bad linking cable or connection. Make sure you have cables inserted firmly and correctly. If possible, hook main unit to TV to be sure you are getting proper Video/Audio output.