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Why is my iPhone Component Cable not working?

by subbyhasan / October 22, 2011 4:03 AM PDT

Hello, newbie so go easy Happy

Right, recently I bought a nice and cheap component cable from eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RCA-AV-TV-USB-COMPONENT-CABLE-IPHONE-3G-IPOD-/270588106923?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item3f004ed8ab

Received it and connected it to a 3G to find that nothing appeared on my TV. (the cable etc was connected up right, I checked everything). I then used Google to find I needed an App or two from Cydia to make a 3rd party cable work so I downloaded DisplayOut to my iPhone 3G. The iPhone screen appeared fine on my TV but there was constant flashing. By this I mean every few seconds the screen would flash to black for no reason and then would reappear a few seconds later.(the screen on the iPhone was fine at the time, that didn't flash, only the TV screen did)

I then downloaded DisplayOut on my sister's 3GS to find the EXACT same thing happened (the TV screen kept flashing) Just this week I discovered another app, TVOut Mirror 2 and deleted DisplayOut and downloaded that. The EXACT same thing happened.

I don't know what is wrong, I'm sure it's my cable as I've tried 2 iPhones and various Cydia apps but I'm not sure, is there an easy fix or an app that fixes everything?

Any help is welcomed Happy

Thanks

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Ahh, the joys of using a Jailbroken iPhone
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 8:39 AM PDT
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No
by subbyhasan / October 23, 2011 6:32 AM PDT

$39.00 for a cable, you are having a laugh
Have you seen the price of accessories like the USB cable on their website, absolute rip off.

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To me sensible is what works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2011 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: No

Try the 39 buck cable and unjailbreak the phone to see if it's that cable or the jailbreak.

However there are some folk that can't accept such advice. I'm never sure why.
Bob

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