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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Bud Norris, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. Bud Norris

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    I have an older computer that doesn't have a s-Video jack. The VGA output is built into the motherboard so a new card with S-Video output is not an option. Question: is there any possible way to connect to a TV for a picture without s-video?
    Can the VGA output for the monitor be connected through an adapter cable, if there is such a thing, so as to feed into the Tv's s-video jack?
    I think I'm screwed on this but asking the question will ease my mind!

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Does your MSI 875P Neo-FISR motherboard have an AGP expansion slot? If so you should be able to disable the on-board video and install an AGP Video Controller card with S-video output.

    The simple VGA to S-Video adapter cables being sold will only work with video controller hardware that has the ability to switch the signals on the VGA connector from RGB to S-Video. Not that many controllers do that.
     
  3. Bud Norris

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    Sorry, should have stated that the computer I asked about is not my desktop but a separate one.
    It was purchased in 2003 so it won't have the video controller you mention.
    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Thank you cwwozniak! You have answered my questions totally. This device is exactly what I was looking for.
    I really don't have any other choice because this older computer is a "box" and there is no way to add anything except memory.
    Thanks again!
     
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    You're welcome.

    Hope that you get satisfactory results with the converter.
     
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