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# 173643 30-May-2015 21:07
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Hi All, this isn't strictly a Sky issue but an output one. Feel free to redirect to the sky forums if it ends up needing to be there.

I have a 47 inch LG TV and the HDMI ports have just gone kaput (a common issue with LG LCD I read) so I've had to find out another way to get a signal from SKy to the TV.

I have a yicky yellow Red and White RCA cable and a component cable (red green blue).

Everything works fine with the RCA cable, but it looks a little furry.  When I plug the component in and select component to be active in the skybox it works then doesn't. Audio is coming through the red white cables.

It was working properly and then I went to show the wife the difference between RCA and Component the component crapped out and now it won't come back. I can switch back to yellow plug and reconfigure the sky box to use component to try again. It looks fine - it's set to active (option 1).

Is there anything weird i need to do to get component working? Do I need to unplug any other cables in case there's a clash. I'm not super clued up with the ins and outs of cables etc.

Apologies if I've not explained myself clearly :)

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  # 1314874 30-May-2015 21:55
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How old is the TV? What model?
If it's out of warranty I'd be looking to get it repaired under the CGA. HDMI inputs shouldn't just fail like that.
Little bit hard to follow what you are saying. You can't plug video into the yellow (composite) socket and select component out on the Sky. It needs to be set to composite.
Composite out needs to go to composite in on the TV. Component out needs to go to component in on the TV. The audio leads are required for both i.e. 3 leads for composite and 5 leads for component.
Perhaps you could upload some photos of what you are trying to do.

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  # 1315257 31-May-2015 22:22
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Reading what i said again it isn't clear.

Eitehr way, the cables were plugged into their respective plugs and i went back to check today and it's working now... go figure.

TV is 2010 I think...been a while :)

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