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9 Pin S-Video??

by bubble8 / January 31, 2005 2:37 AM PST

Hello i have a problem, my computers video card has a 9 pin s-video out and im trying to connect it to a tv with a 4 pin s-video port how can i convert the 9 pin s video to the 4 i have been searching for days and can fond nothing please someone help!!!

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There must be a mistake.
by Art / January 31, 2005 3:21 PM PST
In reply to: 9 Pin S-Video??

As far as I know, there is only one s-video connection configuration.

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Same problem
by giampi / February 6, 2005 10:59 PM PST
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I have the same problem with my card Chaintec ndivia 4200.
Do you have any good new?

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Same here
by skelsey / March 10, 2005 6:40 AM PST
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Same here, it's taken me 3 days to find someone else with the same problem. I have an XFX 6600gt with a 9 pin port and I have searched everywhere for info about 9 pin ports with no luck. But I am in touch with xfx tech support, they say it's not VIVO but 9 pin S-Video. I've asked them about adapters and leads, I'lkl let everyone know what the reply is.

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by skelsey / March 10, 2005 9:10 PM PST
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XFX tech support replied saying that 9-pin S-Video is farely rare and is sort of discontinued and not used on any newer cards (although i'm sure my my 6600gt was only released a few months ago). They have offered to send me a 9-pin to 4-pin female lead. This will get round my problem but im very annoyed that I have been sold, what I would consider a new product with a port which will surely cause me limitations in the future. There was no mention of this 'rare' 9-pin port when i ordered the card either. I think I might send it back. : (

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9 Pin S-Video??
by ramusson / February 8, 2005 5:27 PM PST
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As it seems, the video card in the computer has a input & output video socket combined. In your case, the card video input may be a dummy. But in Video capture cards, both input and output can be active.

I'm trying to get the pin details, but the following link may be useful.

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9 Pin port
by Zero-Hour / March 11, 2005 3:28 AM PST
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In my experience you have to purchase an adapter from your computer systems manufacture. This is because this S-Video jack on some system also dose audio out. The adapter will connect to this 9 pin port and convert it into an S-Video as well as audio out ports. Hope this help.

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You're Right
by skelsey / March 11, 2005 7:22 PM PST
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That's pretty much what tech support have offered me. It would have been nice to know about this problem before I went ahead and bought the card though : (.

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Eureaka! Found the adapter!
by zebraloc / April 8, 2005 12:21 PM PDT
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by skymage420 / November 28, 2009 1:07 PM PST

This problem was a pretty easy fix for me. If you have a normal 4 pin s-video cable, get a verry thin screw driver or something. Take one end of the cable, and bend the little plastic bit inside until it breaks off.
With this plastic tab removed, the cable will fit perfectly on your 9pin video card port. From reading here, i'm guessing all those extra pins are for audio but the 4 pin used for the picture are in the same position. Works PERFECTLY, we're watchin some kung-fu cop movie with woodie harelson and jet li on the big screen while my bro plays a game on the monitor Grin dual display is sweeeeeeet.
So..remove the plastic clip and you have urself a 4pin to 9pin cable Happy then just follow the usual steps to enable ur tvout. Enjoy Happy

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If it's too good to be true...
by JeeBar / January 4, 2010 1:16 PM PST
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Then you must be talking about this last guy's tip...Snap the pin of a 4-pin S-Video and it'll work with a 9-pin jack? Yeah right, come on!

OHHH SNAP, he's right!!!

I had to sign up for CNet just to say thanks for this tip. I'd spent a few days and around $100 on various cables and adapters and even bought a new graphics card trying to solve the problem of connecting from a 9-pin S-Video graphics card on my computer to a 4-pin S-Video connection on my home theater receiver. Thank god I found this thread just before installing it to end my pain.

I had a snotty twerp at Fry's tell me there's no such thing as anything but a 4-pin-with-a-tab S-Video connector, then found out that modern graphics cards several aisles away have 7-pin S-Video connectors that are compatible with the 4-pin cables, etc.

Net-net, this friggin' WORKS. Snap that pin off your S-video cable and it'll plug right into your 9-pin port.

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by bey0nd01 / July 5, 2010 10:18 PM PDT

I just spent over 2 days searching for the 9 pin nvidia adapter...
i happened to find this page whilst attempting to find the adapter to purchase.... thought well hell... what have i got to lose a $5 s-video cable... ? took out my car keys and bend the plastic tab inside off of the svideo cable and wow. it works. hahahah so much for a new video card! the svideo 4 pin works perfectly in the 9 pin.. the output works perfectly for my secondary monitor output as well!

thank you so much for the blatantly obvious idea hahah i love it..
!!! and i shall call you macgyver, and you shall be my macgyver.

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