Connecting powerbook g4 17' to 42' lg tv

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hey,



I have a 17'' powerbook G4 1.33GHz running osx 10.5.8 and have an LG 42'' tv which i need to connect the mac to.



What i have is a DVI - VGA connector that came with mac and i also just bought a VGA - HDMI cable

all of which i have connect.



I have went to the system pref's and in displays i have ticked the mirroring. I have the HDMI cable in the right port at the back of the tv. Nothing is happening my tv says no signal.



What am i doing wrong?



Do i need a different cable?



Do i need a converter?



What is the easiest way to get this working!



Thanks in advance



J...

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,408moderator
    Some TVs don't accept computer signals over HDMI. It will let you know in the TV manual what is supported. Some TVs come with a VGA connection for hooking up a PC and the manual will say what resolutions are supported. You can try DVI - HDMI but as I say, check what your TV supports first.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JDS835419 View Post


    Hey,



    I have a 17'' powerbook G4 1.33GHz running osx 10.5.8 and have an LG 42'' tv which i need to connect the mac to.



    What i have is a DVI - VGA connector that came with mac and i also just bought a VGA - HDMI cable

    all of which i have connect.



    I have went to the system pref's and in displays i have ticked the mirroring. I have the HDMI cable in the right port at the back of the tv. Nothing is happening my tv says no signal.



    What am i doing wrong?



    Do i need a different cable?



    Do i need a converter?



    What is the easiest way to get this working!



    Thanks in advance



    J...





    Easiest way? Get a VGA cable. Most modern TVs have a VGA connector. Yours likely does to. Set the import on the TV to RGB. You will be good to go.
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