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Why my Samsung TV is not recognizing a VGA Splitter signal?

by BlastDV / April 8, 2014 10:46 AM PDT

Hi everyone, I'm trying to duplicate the image into a monitor and a Samsung l32a330j TV, but for some reason, the TV is not getting any signal. I've tested the splitter with another monitor and it works fine. I also tested this configuration with another TV and it does what is suposed to!

Is there any consideration with this particular model that I don't know?

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Did you try the monitor detect line?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2014 10:57 AM PDT
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It works without the splitter!
by BlastDV / April 8, 2014 1:52 PM PDT

Hi, thanks for your answer. I tried this without the splitter and it works, the TV "detects" an input by touching the 10th pin, but when I try it with the splitter, nothing happens. Does TV's recognition work different than monitor's? Because as I said, the splitter works great with 2 monitors.

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(NT) Did you try the PIN 10 fix?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2014 2:28 PM PDT
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What do you mean with the PIN 10 fix?
by BlastDV / April 8, 2014 11:53 PM PDT

I did exactly what it shows on the video.. I also tried that by connecting the splitter to the other end of the VGA cable (the one that is not connected to the TV) and do the same trick but nothing happens, it only worked directly with the VGA cable. Is like the 10th PIN on the splitter is missing or doesn't work, that's why it makes me think that monitors detect this connections in a different way...

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In the video
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2014 12:35 AM PDT

They explain the function of pin 10 as well as how to over ride that. If that didn't make sense you need a tech or a better splitter. It does not sound like a fault with the set yet.

That is, Pin 10 was mandated in the original VGA design. Later some monitors didn't enforce it and then cables and other things dropped it. This is why you run into this once in a while.

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