Thread: Too stupid for moogis!

SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 01:05 AM

I finally received the vga to component cable I ordered to run moogis from my wife's gateway laptop to my flat screen tv and I hooked it up as I thought it went (disconnected component cable from dvd player and used that input on my amplifier) then I hooked the speaker wire to headphone jack (only 1/8" I could find on the laptop) and then tried it out. I got nothing, lol. I got some colored lines scrambled on the tv and no sound. I not only, apparently did it all wrong somehow, I also (while trying fn with the f1-f12 keys to try to get a picture) somehow knocked my wife's laptop off the wireless network and now her laptop does not recognize the wireless network.
I should have quit when we could see it on the computer!!!!!
Right now I am trying to get back on the wireless network with the laptop and then maybe I'll try again. BTW, in researching more today I found something that said the vga to component cord would not work for this application and now I am confused and broke down.


No1ToRunWith - 3/12/2009 at 01:11 AM

Jack - Vaylor is there to answer your ?'s I would try to contact him tonight while there is no show going on. You can use the past two nights to test the connection


No1ToRunWith - 3/12/2009 at 01:12 AM

http://www.moogis.com/moogview-57.html


SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 01:34 AM

Thanks Eric. I'll try him. I did get the wireless network back-I guess one of the keys(f2) did a disconnect on the wireless and I had to go back into network connections.


SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 01:48 AM

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http://www.moogis.com/moogview-57.html

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This is why I am too stupid-I've watched this a number of times!


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 01:49 AM

vga to component should work if you have component inputs.....

Your TV probably has a few inputs (1,2,3, etc.). Make sure you put it on the one for the component input.

vga will only give you the picture. Like you said, headphone out to a splitter for RCA plugs into your stereo is the best bet for audio.

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by Sang]


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 01:50 AM

jack has a pm......


SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 02:29 AM

quote:
vga to component should work if you have component inputs.....

Your TV probably has a few inputs (1,2,3, etc.). Make sure you put it on the one for the component input.

vga will only give you the picture. Like you said, headphone out to a splitter for RCA plugs into your stereo is the best bet for audio.

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by Sang]

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I thought I had it in the correct inputs so I thought maybe I needed to do a command change for the laptop? I also tried using the inputs on the amplifier instead of on my dish box but nothing there.


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 02:34 AM

fn key + F2 turns on and off your wireless

fn + F4 key toggles the displays (should have 2 little monitors on it)

So, do you have your dvd player hooked up to an A/V receiver by component cables? So did you replace the dvd cables with the ones from the laptop? how does the receiver hook up to the tv?

Does the TV have extra component input slots?

Tell me your tv model number and I'll look it up.

If nothing else works, we may have to look at your video card properties.....what model is your laptop?


PhotoRon286 - 3/12/2009 at 02:35 AM

Jack, I really hope you get this straightened out.


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 04:24 AM

Well Jack, unfortunately I think you need a vga to component converter - the cable won't do it...

Here is one I found:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/computer-parts/htpc-media-pc-mac/pc-mac-tv-co nnectivity/pc-to-tv-converter-gpv-2000/prodGPV2000.html



Do a search on vga to component and you'll see a few, but none are cheap (saw them from about $50-$150.


Unless your PC graphics card can support component out thru the vga - you might be able to check with Gateway - but I am guessing not.

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by Sang]


Sang - 3/12/2009 at 04:41 AM

Looking at your TV, it accepts s-video, component, DVI and hdmi - so a converter that translates vga to any of those would work


brofan - 3/12/2009 at 04:48 AM

Sang, you are one good dude, Bro.

Jack, good luck. With the Man's help, you'll get it straightened out!


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 01:50 PM

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Sang, you are one good dude, Bro.

Jack, good luck. With the Man's help, you'll get it straightened out!
What Brofan said - on both counts!


Dorothyann - 3/12/2009 at 01:58 PM

Can somebody just come to my house and hook me up??? Cuz I am WAY TOO TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGED to do this whole dealio........


leftyblues - 3/12/2009 at 02:02 PM

sang is a good dude..he helped with mine too...have a gig tonight so i won't be able to watch..oh, wait, i will later. !!!!!!!

Moogis effin rules


SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 07:41 PM

Thanks again Sang. I guessed eventually that the converter was what I need. I don't know what end does not have the right connection capability but I suspect it is the Gateway laptop-plenty of memory but not many gizmos! But, like Lefty said, I can order the converter and have the next almost 6 mos. to watch again. Tonite I'll be back watching downstairs on Jason's computer because he has better speakers-it is not bad, but just a shame that until I get the converter, my big screen and stero will be wasted. I still love Moogis-not Moogis' fault that I am techically challenged (I feel your pain Dorothyann-I wish for the same thing, but I am willing to try the hookup on my own even if I wanted to rip my hair out last night!) and/or don't have compatible equipment. Next computer I'll be looking at what outputs it has!
Thanks again Sang.


SmilingJack - 3/12/2009 at 07:57 PM

BTW Sang, after we spoke last night I was reading the tv manual and they said to use a vga to dvi converter and/or converter cable with a single line in for the sound. I tried the single line and still had no sound. I did get the picture to the point that I could tell it was the scrambled moogis page. I think doing the vga to dvi would be about the same as the vga to component cable that I tried. So, I am ordering a vga to hdmi converter box off ebay for about 60-70 dollars (radio shack wanted about $220.00) and it should take care of the sound problem also.


TopDroog - 3/12/2009 at 08:09 PM

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quote:
Sang, you are one good dude, Bro.

Jack, good luck. With the Man's help, you'll get it straightened out!
What Brofan said - one out of two ain't bad!


Now Deb, that wasn't nice.



lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 08:50 PM

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quote:
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Sang, you are one good dude, Bro.

Jack, good luck. With the Man's help, you'll get it straightened out!
What Brofan said - one out of two ain't bad!

Now Deb, that wasn't nice.


LOL!!!


dadof2 - 3/12/2009 at 08:59 PM

quote:
I finally received the vga to component cable I ordered to run moogis from my wife's gateway laptop to my flat screen tv and I hooked it up as I thought it went (disconnected component cable from dvd player and used that input on my amplifier) then I hooked the speaker wire to headphone jack (only 1/8" I could find on the laptop) and then tried it out. I got nothing, lol. I got some colored lines scrambled on the tv and no sound. I not only, apparently did it all wrong somehow, I also (while trying fn with the f1-f12 keys to try to get a picture) somehow knocked my wife's laptop off the wireless network and now her laptop does not recognize the wireless network.
I should have quit when we could see it on the computer!!!!!
Right now I am trying to get back on the wireless network with the laptop and then maybe I'll try again. BTW, in researching more today I found something that said the vga to component cord would not work for this application and now I am confused and broke down.



Jack--there is simply no way ANYONE ANYWHERE'S is as stupid as i am on this stuff--i am TECHNOMORON SUPREME & stop tryin' to steal my title lol


SmilingJack - 3/13/2009 at 12:02 AM

quote:
Well Jack, unfortunately I think you need a vga to component converter - the cable won't do it...

Here is one I found:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/computer-parts/htpc-media-pc-mac/pc-mac-tv-co nnectivity/pc-to-tv-converter-gpv-2000/prodGPV2000.html
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I ordered a converter off ebay for 50 bucks plus 8 bucks shipping.



Do a search on vga to component and you'll see a few, but none are cheap (saw them from about $50-$150.


Unless your PC graphics card can support component out thru the vga - you might be able to check with Gateway - but I am guessing not.

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by Sang]


SmilingJack - 3/13/2009 at 12:08 AM

quote:
quote:
I finally received the vga to component cable I ordered to run moogis from my wife's gateway laptop to my flat screen tv and I hooked it up as I thought it went (disconnected component cable from dvd player and used that input on my amplifier) then I hooked the speaker wire to headphone jack (only 1/8" I could find on the laptop) and then tried it out. I got nothing, lol. I got some colored lines scrambled on the tv and no sound. I not only, apparently did it all wrong somehow, I also (while trying fn with the f1-f12 keys to try to get a picture) somehow knocked my wife's laptop off the wireless network and now her laptop does not recognize the wireless network.
I should have quit when we could see it on the computer!!!!!
Right now I am trying to get back on the wireless network with the laptop and then maybe I'll try again. BTW, in researching more today I found something that said the vga to component cord would not work for this application and now I am confused and broke down.



Jack--there is simply no way ANYONE ANYWHERE'S is as stupid as i am on this stuff--i am TECHNOMORON SUPREME & stop tryin' to steal my title lol

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Just another way we are brothers from different mamas!!! Great title. It is back to the basement for me and watching on the small screen until I get the next piece of computer hardware to confuse me further!!! I now need to put Phyllis laptop back, put the wires away and the back onto my big screen, and to put all the books etc. away until next week, lol, when I try again.


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