So for the last few months, I’ve been using a Compaq V75 VGA monitor for all of my gaming output and it’s worked like a charm with every system I’ve used with it. I’ve most recently used it with my Wii.
Today, I was going through storage and found another VGA monitor. An eMachines variant of some kind. So I cleaned it up and hooked it up to test it out and well, it looks amazing. It actually has more control options for visuals than the one I’m currently using so I wanted to swap it out. The problem is, it loses sync every…30 seconds or so? I’ve loaded up the Wii profile and everything I’ve used with the other VGA monitor and it looks great, but there is sync loss with this new one. Would you guys have any idea why? It only loses sync on the VGA. The OSSC light stays green and the signal doesn’t get lost on my OBS capture.
Here is my chain of command if it makes it easier to rule out what the issue is. Nintendo Wii>Component Cable>Component In OSSC)>HDMI Out (OSSC)>HDMI to 2-way HDMI Splitter. One split goes to my Elgato HD60 Capture Card in my PC and the other split goes to a VGA to HDMI adapter to my VGA monitor.
As stated before, I’ve used this setup for months and not a single issue with sync until this new monitor.
It actually doesn’t have an additional power supply. It’s strange that one works and the other doesn’t. But then again they’re two different makes and models so maybe the new one needs more power? I went ahead and ordered a new adapter with additional power via USB so I’m hoping that’s the issue. It would be an easier problem to solve if I had a VGA capable PC or something but sadly I don’t.
Well, I got a new adapter, complete trash though. Had high ratings but I couldn’t even get a picture on either of the VGAs. So I went back to my old adapter I was using. I found a VGA cable extender and then used that and then all of a sudden no signal drops for like an hour. Then I thought, ok cool. I can swap it out. So I swap out the monitors. Get everything hooked back up and low and behold, it’s dropping the signal again every 30 seconds or so. I’m baffled. I dunno if the vga connector is just touchy or bad and its gotta be in some weird position or something but yeah. Still fighting it. I dunno what else to do.