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  • ugh.. .screen flicker driving me bonkers! help!

    hey peeps... i've got a problem.
    I have a ezgo/cappuccino, and for some reason, my tv out signal decides to just flicker out of nowhere... I believe i've traced it down to the connector, but not 100% sure.... I think that it's the connector rather than the motherboard, because w/a multitestor, it looses connection between the outer sleeve of the rca and the connector if i just spin the rca on the connector.

    I've tried cleaning the connector, and scraped off a bunch of crap w/a screwdriver, but i still get the problem.. it's a bit more intermittent, but still a problem. I even used tuner control spray, and rubbing alcohol on it after the scraping session.

    I've soldered the outer sleeve of the connector to the rest of the connector because it was spinning a bit, so I think my warranty is pretty much screwed.

    I've tried a bunch of different cables and whatnot, and still get the exact same problem.

    It happens on both my tv at home, and on the display in the car..

    the display in the car is a sony xav-7w headunit.

    Thanks,
    Russ
    Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
    Mods: Yep
    Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

  • #2
    Hi, have you tried resoldering the connector to the mainboard/videocard/whatever-it-is?
    Solder joints of connectors tend to wear when the connector is mechanically stressed.

    Henk

    white bream
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    • #3
      sorta... i soldered a rca wire onto the posts that go to the motherboard, still no luck in the car, but it was trouble free inside the house...

      I'm wondering... would the wires going from the control box to the stereo being wire tied too tight possibly cause this?
      Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
      Mods: Yep
      Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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      • #4
        If there is stress on the wire, it could cause it to get damaged inside the insulator. Try it with a new video cable.
        Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
        Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
        '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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        • #5
          i'm gonna do that... i'm gonna go broke buying monster composite video cables
          Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
          Mods: Yep
          Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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          • #6
            When I was hooking up my carcomputer in my house I ran a grounding wire from the casing on the psu to the sleeve on the composite connector.. this improved the signal tremendously.
            aka Kumaneko
            "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
            Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
            mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
            Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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            • #7
              well.. i tried a new rca, and that didn't do anything for me....
              I also tried plugging it into the av in 2 on the control box for the head unit..
              I'm going to try and cut all the wire ties holding the wire that goes from the control box to the head unit, and see if that changes anything... I might need a new one of those.... ugh... i can picture that being expensive.. I wonder if it's under warranty.
              Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
              Mods: Yep
              Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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              • #8
                Monster Cable = Lifetime Warrenty!!

                You just walk in with the cable and tell them it doesn't work, and they should hand you a new one without complaint
                aka Kumaneko
                "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
                Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
                mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
                Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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                • #9
                  hmm... well.. i think i figured it out (maybe)(signal hasn't jumped yet, but i only drove like 5 miles)
                  I cut all the wire ties that were holding the cable from the control box to the head unit.. i guess it was getting pinched by the wire ties being to tight maybe.....
                  I guess I'll have to wait and see
                  Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
                  Mods: Yep
                  Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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                  • #10
                    maybe it was getting interference from the cables they were tied too?
                    aka Kumaneko
                    "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
                    Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
                    mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
                    Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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                    • #11
                      actually, they were tied to the cover for the mechanical flow/recirculate switcher deallybob cable... so i doubt there was any interference w/that, since it's mechanical. but... yeah... i may still have the problem, but just didn't see it in that 5 miles...
                      I think video signals are much less forgiving than audio.
                      Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
                      Mods: Yep
                      Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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