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  1. DS

    DS Guest

    My DVD player suddenly started showing everything (including the screen
    saver) in black and white. It is connected to a big screen Sony with an S
    video cable. It works fine except there is no colour. Colour on the set from
    other sources is fine.
    Is the problem likely with the DVD player, the cable or the input on the TV?
    Thought I'd solicit some ideas before I wade into the bird's nest of wiring
    back there to experiment.
    Thanks
    ds
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  2. Could be one or more bad solder connections - try GENTLY wiggling each end
    of the S-cable.

    Mark Z.
     
  3. Also, make sure the DVD output mode is not set to component video. Usually, it's
    set in one of the menu options.

    Alan Harriman
     
  4. I concur with Alan! Some of the models have a switch on the rear panel for
    component mode!


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  5. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    What you are seeing is luminance and sync, but no chroma. It could be
    that the chroma signal in the S-video circuit is open, which in turn
    could be due to a broken chroma conductor in the S-video cable.

    See the 4-pin plug here:
    http://www.bnoack.com/video/s-video.html


    - Franc Zabkar
     
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Or a cracked solder joint at the connector in either the player or the TV.
     
  7. Stan

    Stan Guest

    }My DVD player suddenly started showing everything (including the screen
    }saver) in black and white. It is connected to a big screen Sony with an S
    }video cable. It works fine except there is no colour. Colour on the set from
    }other sources is fine.

    Are there composite viseo connectors on both DVD & TV? If so, try a jumper
    there & report back.

    Stan.
     
  8. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest


    Try a different S-video cable. Make sure the player is set to the
    correct TV standard. Some players have a button on the remote, or
    menu option for NTSC/PAL. If it's set the wrong way you won't get any
    color on most TVs.
    Andy Cuffe

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  9. DS

    DS Guest

    FYI, the problem was a bent pin in one of the connectors. It must have got
    squashed somehow when it was reinserted while I was re-wiring a couple of
    things. Although I bought a new S-Video cable before I realized this (and it
    fixed the problem) I believe the damaged cord can be repaired using a pair
    of small needle nosed pliers to pull the bent pin straight again..
    Thought this might be of interest to anyone suffering similar problems.
    Tx to those who responded.
    ds

     
  10. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    I've fixed a number of computer monitors that way that were thrown out
    because they were "broken" including the 22" Sony flat CRT on my desk.
     
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