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Windows 7: TV Not Detecting Laptop From S-Video

26 Nov 2009   #11
climoli

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

I did an upgrade. I don't understand how buying a new cord will fix the problem if the cord still works for another computer. Is there a different one that a need to buy specifically for windows 7?


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26 Nov 2009   #12
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by climoli View Post
I don't understand how buying a new cord will fix the problem if the cord still works for another computer.
Quite. It's highly questionable. Perhaps a detailed and rational explanation should have been provided for this 'theory' and why it should be given any credibility...
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26 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by climoli View Post
I don't understand how buying a new cord will fix the problem if the cord still works for another computer.
Quite. It's highly questionable. Perhaps a detailed and rational explanation should have been provided for this 'theory' and why it should be given any credibility...
Perhaps this post will stop you from busting balls? (That's 3 of 3 now.)
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26 Nov 2009   #14
Qdos

 

Helplines are renowned for ill-advice, and until an explanation is provided then there's absolutely no foundation or credibility there for the need to change a cable. I have s-video cables which work under W7 and all other OS implementations I have - including hardware equipped with Nvidia adapters.

Posts are not facts. They're often made by people who're quoting hearsay.
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26 Nov 2009   #15
climoli

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Okay, a different type makes sense I guess. But how do I which one will work with windows 7?
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26 Nov 2009   #16
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by climoli View Post
Okay, a different type makes sense I guess. But how do I which one will work with windows 7?
All S-Video cables work with Windows7, except broken ones of course.

If you have access to a multimeter you can measure the resistance of the cable you're using, it should give you a reading of around 75Ω - if it's wildly off beat then I could forsee an issue with signal drop off - however this usually only happens to extremely poor quality cables, or cables which are excessively long or which have been damaged or exposed to damp.

There is no difference in s-video specification between Microsofts various operating systems, nor should Nvidia be attemping to implement differing standards with their adapters when used in conjunction with such cables.
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27 Nov 2009   #17
climoli

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

The cord is not broken because it works with another computer. It does not seem to make sense for it to be the operating system, but it worked before I updated my computer to windows 7 and it worked on another computer running vista. I would think it would be the drivers but I installed the latest one from nvidia and it still does not work.
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27 Nov 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by climoli View Post
The cord is not broken because it works with another computer. It does not seem to make sense for it to be the operating system, but it worked before I updated my computer to windows 7 and it worked on another computer running vista. I would think it would be the drivers but I installed the latest one from nvidia and it still does not work.
So enjoy pc without S-video. I have nothing left to say.
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07 Dec 2009   #19
kld241

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows Vista Home 32bit
 
 

Hey all, not a huge computer person but I read a few of these threads because I too had the s-video hook up problem.

I believe I found a solution that's easier than re installing 3 times, uninstalling, etc.

I have... or rather should say *had* NVIDIA Geforce 7 that was accessible through the control panel when I had Vista. Of course after reading some forums seeing that people were experiencing problems I tried to follow along and discovered that no where was my NVIDIA installed. Windows 7 didnt report any errors or that the drivers werent compatible and I updated right before my switch to Windows 7 so I don't know what happened to it.

My solution was as easy as going to the NVIDIA site and downloading/installing my driver again, reboot, worked. Had to mess with the NVIDIA control panel a bit (looked like I was in 400x600 or close to it until I set my laptop to be the main screen) but S-Video works!!

NVIDIA owners will probably find this solution helpful since it looks like they have a bunch of beta builds for Windows 7 users for most of their cards. They must've had some feedback because they are beta and Windows 7 specific.

Hope this helps someone out there. Cheers.

Also: I should add that before installing my driver again I did not have any options in the display panel-there was number 1, my laptop screen. After installing the NVIDIA driver, I used the NVIDIA control panel versus the windows display options. May help.
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