Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Posts
    5
    No Audio when connecting DVI to VGA!
    Super weird issue here that just started happening.

    At home, I run FCP on my Macbook 3.1 and use an external Vizio monitor to edit with those snazzy $100 Bose speakers.

    Recently when I plugged my monitor in using the DVI to VGA cable, I started losing audio if my speakers were plugged in. When my speakers arent plugged in I get audio fine through the laptop speakers. Alternatively, when I unplug the monitor (but keep my Bose plugged in), the audio returns to the Bose speakers.

    I've been looking online for 2 hours, can't really find any solutions. Does anyone have any tips?

    Thanks!

    Pascal

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Posts
    5
    bump!

  3. #3

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    How are you connecting the speakers ?
    VGA and DVI do not carry an audio signal nor is there a provision in the pinout.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    How are you connecting the speakers ?
    VGA and DVI do not carry an audio signal nor is there a provision in the pinout.
    The speakers are connected through the headphone jack. As soon as I connect the monitor, there's a popping noise through the speakers and they cut out. If I disconnect it, they go back to being normal.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Posts
    5
    additionally, I can get audio through one speaker if I put the speaker cord into the headphone jack about 3/4s of the way.

  6. #6

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,835
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    You must be using a mini DVI to VGA adapter to a VGA cable to the monitor. If it was working OK before and the sound was OK, try changing the adapter and or the cable. Also change out the speaker connector to the audio jack. One of those two cable hookups is likely your problem.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    You must be using a mini DVI to VGA adapter to a VGA cable to the monitor. If it was working OK before and the sound was OK, try changing the adapter and or the cable. Also change out the speaker connector to the audio jack. One of those two cable hookups is likely your problem.
    I've used 4 different speaker cables, all different manufacturers, all the same issue. I'll run out and get a new VGA cable tomorrow, possibly a new adapter as well.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Connecting Macbook to Tv via DVI- VGA
    By poppy in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-24-2010, 04:49 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 06:52 PM
  3. Trading DVI-VGA for Mini DVI-VGA
    By Clubbernox in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2007, 09:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •