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300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-03-26, 22:52 PM

I have a new 3000 K100, Q6600 Core 2 Quad machine and I am trying to use the S-Video connector at the back to hook it up to my TV.  I don't have a VGA monitor - the TV-SVideo mode has been my sole connection for the previous machine I have had for 5 years now. So I know this worlks.

 

However there is no life on the TV after I power this new machine on  (the machine is obviously on, as evident by the blue glowing big button and associated leds on the box).

 

Any ideas on why the S-Video connector/cable at the back wont generate a signal to my TV ?

Do I need to go buy a new monitor now ?

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04-27-2008

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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-10, 20:13 PM
Sorry ny I can't help you but your question has me concerned. I want to add 40 inch TV as and optional monitor and was thinking I would use the S-vid port.

What if the S-vid is incoming only?

I am told even the vga plug will not produce 720P resolution that I have to add a video card and power supply, not worth it eh.
3000 K-100 3gigram, 500gigHD,
type 10005
model 57061330
Last support case # wn018143
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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-10, 21:32 PM
I found a message dated 10-4-2008 "Trouble with S-Vid input" That may be our answer. Does anyone know for sure?
3000 K-100 3gigram, 500gigHD,
type 10005
model 57061330
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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-10, 23:31 PM

Hi:

I did find the answer. The S-Video is indeed an input port for the TV tuner card.

I did go out and buy a video card (the Galaxy GEForce 8400 GS card was $20 after a $10 rebate from Tigerdirect.com)...

Now I do have the S-video out connected to my TV and it works fine.  

Just FYI - The graphics card also has a DVI out for a better output to the monitor - but I didn't feel the need to buy the DVI cable - as this setup is not a Media center device for me.

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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-13, 18:59 PM
That's great news. I looked for the Galaxy 8400 on Tiger but only found the PNY 8400 for $55. It requries 400 watt power supply and I only have 280.
What is the Wattage needs on the GAlaxy. Also I will need the DMI for best pic on 42 inch HD TV want I.
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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-14, 4:30 AM
Hi: Seach for part #: G458-8404 in tigerdirect.  I just did and its there, with rebate  I don't know the wattage needs.  I just installed it, and it has been working fine for a while now.
 

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That's great news. I looked for the Galaxy 8400 on Tiger but only found the PNY 8400 for $55. It requries 400 watt power supply and I only have 280.
What is the Wattage needs on the GAlaxy. Also I will need the DMI for best pic on 42 inch HD TV want I.

 

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Re: 300-100K - SVideo out problem

2009-05-16, 3:41 AM
Thanks I found it.
I see were it asks for minimum 400 watts.
I was told by a geek that the problem is with the fans over heating other gizzmos and causing a shut down. These lenovos seem to have real trouble recovering from system caused shut downs and I am out of waranty.
I have to think about this.
3000 K-100 3gigram, 500gigHD,
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model 57061330
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