S-Video Cable = Dead?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Juna Kuristag, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. I have a whacky setup:

    JVC HR-S2901 VCR with a Quasar 33 inch and an S-video cable running from the
    VCR to a Leadtek WinFast TV2000XP Capture Card.

    I have found my Leadtek TV Tuner does not get a signal from the S-Video
    Output of the VCR. So I decided to try from my VCR to my camcorder but no
    luck except a flat blue screen. I tried connecting the camcorder and the TV
    Tuner and still nothing. However, I notice if I hook up the composite (A/V
    in) for the camcorder, it'll have sound and video and when I hook in the
    S-Video ... the video turns blue again except there is still sound going.

    Does the no signal response in the S-Video cable mean I have a dead cable?
    I'm a bit confused since the camcorder (Sony TRV18) did have a reaction when
    I plugged it in (blue screen).

    Any help / comments appreciated,

    JUNA
     
    Juna Kuristag, Aug 8, 2003
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    Larry Jandro Guest

    First rule of troubleshooting: Try another cable of the same type.

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    Larry Jandro, Aug 8, 2003
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  3. In response to David, all my pins and everything inside seem to be looking
    pretty straight and untouched for the most part.

    As for anther cable, I gotta go out and buy another one before I can test
    that.

    Thanks again!
     
    Juna Kuristag, Aug 8, 2003
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    Larry Jandro Guest

    Looks can be deceiving.
    There you go...

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    Larry Jandro, Aug 8, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    I think this might not be as big a deal as you think - our local 99
    cent store has them from time to time (not good ones, but good enough
    for testing!).
     
    Guest, Aug 9, 2003
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    Larry Jandro Guest

    Anyone who owns only one cable of such a simple, common type is
    looking for trouble.

    Enough said about this silly little topic.

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    Larry Jandro, Aug 9, 2003
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    stan100 Guest


    My 4 year old JVC SVHS requires that I choose the svhs output in the
    menu. As to cable a simple coninuity test by ultra cheap multimeter
    or even battery and flashlight bulb can see if you have closed
    circuit.
    Louis
     
    stan100, Aug 10, 2003
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