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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pitchblack1110, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Pitchblack1110 New Member

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    I think this is where this question should go. I have a Gateway lcd monitor. ON the back it has the yellow s-video hookup and a red, green and blue composite hookup. I really want to hook up my wii to my monitor to play, and i have the s-video hookup. I plugged in the yellow and i get picture to work. I just cant get sound. Do the red and white s-video hookups match up with the composite hookups, or will i never be able to get sound.
     
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    does the monitor have speakers?
     
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    No, but the monitor is hooked up to my computer which has speakers.
     
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    do yoi know if the sound works plug the audio into a tv and see if its not just a faulty cable
     
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    The speakers work, if thats what your saying. Can i plug the white cable into one of the composite cable hookups or wont that matter?
     
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    You mean by the vga cable right? Or dvi, doesn't matter they both only transmit video one way. You got to buy the composite to mini-jack cable then plug the wii into the computer or speakers.
     
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    ok I think i get what your saying. So i need to get a hookup that goes from my monitor to a soun jack on my computer?
     
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    Yeah, unless your monitor has a sound out (not the same as microphone btw) into the computer. Even so idk if the monitor would have built in switching etc etc
     
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    OK, so can you give me a link of where i might get one of these cables? or their exact name so i can search for one?
     
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    Do you have a radio shack by your house? I'm trying to find a link right now.
     
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    Ya. If i explain what im trying to do, do you think they will be able to lead me to the item? Becuase im not sure ill know exactly what im looking for.
     
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    Last time I hooked up my wii to a monitor my girlfriend walked in and....well I'll save that for another thread.
     
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    They should, they got me the right cable before. You're looking for a female composite connection with two things (for the audio) to male mini jack (if you have a input on your computer, if not get a female mini jack and plug the speakers straight in). Something along those lines. GL.
     
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    rofl :roll:
     
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    If I understand you correctly, you want to use your computer speakers with your Wii, right?

    Well what I did for my 360 was to get the red and white cables and plugged it into this.
    But since the output is male and speaker inputs are also usually male, you use this to connect them together. I'd take a pic but my dad's camera has some funky proprietary storage media. I'll upload it later.
     
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    YES that's the stuff he's looking for....thanks for the links couldn't find them anywhere.
     
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