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[SOLVED] Not working with a HDMI to VGA + 3.5mm converter

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By Peelypeel, Member on 30th April 2014, 11:26 PM
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Does anyone have an expereince of using the CC with a HDMI to VGA+3.5mm audio converter? Like this one http://r.ebay.com/vEHmdh

Mine will only do audio OR video, but not both. When a VGA cable is plugged in, I only get video. When I unplug the VGA from the adapter, I get the audio.

Any ideas? My CC isn't rootable, its been on the internet already.
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1st May 2014, 12:44 AM |#2  
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Does anyone have an expereince of using the CC with a HDMI to VGA+3.5mm audio converter? Like this one http://r.ebay.com/vEHmdh

Mine will only do audio OR video, but not both. When a VGA cable is plugged in, I only get video. When I unplug the VGA from the adapter, I get the audio.

Any ideas? My CC isn't rootable, its been on the internet already.

I would return it as that sounds like a Defective unit.
1st May 2014, 06:19 AM |#3  
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It's either defective or poor-quality product. Chromecast works fine with my HDfury2, which costs significantly more than Chromecast (I don't necessarily recommend it unless you get one for cheap, I happened to have an extra), so I can definitely confirm it's possible.

Based on the description, it sounds like it's supposed to work, but Chromecast may not be providing enough power on the HDMI to power the converter. I have to use the optional power supply for my HDfury2 to work when connected to Chromecast.

So, if a replacement doesn't work, I would look for a converter that is self-powered rather than powered by HDMI.
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I have to use the optional power supply for my HDfury2 to work when connected to Chromecast.

Thanks, that's enough evidence for me to just buy a new converter that comes with external power.
2nd May 2014, 01:42 AM |#5  
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I bought this convertor from eBay and it works fine. Just took a few weeks to arrive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161157668457

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3rd May 2014, 12:24 PM |#6  
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Yup, it was the external power issue. I ordered http://r.ebay.com/AYWZ8c (which is identical to my current converter, but has a micro usb in on it) and it worked straight away. I finally have a functioning Chromecast!


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