VDigi VGA cable for Wii troubles: Dip switches?

TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I've used a VDigi VGA cable for the Wii since I first got the console way back when. I've loved it ever since, because I really don't have the space for a big TV in my living situation, and I a spare monitor in my room for gaming consoles. Unfortunately, something wonky has started happening. If I try to turn the Wii on with the VDigi cable plugged in, the Wii will power on - and then immediately power off. Sometimes it will stay powered on for about thirty seconds before powering itself off.

Switching to component or composite cables works fine. The Wii stays powered and can play as expected, so I'm almost positive it's the VDigi cable that's borked.

The question is, though, if it's time to buy a new one or if I just mussed with the cable without knowing it. The difficulties started when I moved the console and transported it in a bag, so there's a possibility I accidentally flipped the dip switches on the cable. I have NO idea what the default settings should be, or even if inappropriate settings on the switches would cause the Wii to power down. I managed to find this text representation of the switches online, but I have no idea what it means, and my manual for the thing is a useless sheet of paper without information. Does anyone have any experience with this, or can offer any advice? I'm just hoping to be sure before I throw down the extra scratch to have one of these shipped again. Thanks!

Switch representation I found online:

MODE/DIP / RGBS / RGBHV / RGBHV (1) / RGBHV (2)
1______________ON__________OFF__________OFF______O FF
2______________OFF__________ON__________ON_______O N
3______________OFF__________OFF_________ON_______O FF
4______________OFF__________OFF_________OFF______O N

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited November 2009
    This sounds ridiculous, but when my VDigi cable stopped working I actually e-mail VDigi customer service. It took a month of hassle (dealing with their Engrish customer service reps, shipping out my cable, waiting forever with no response) but I eventually got a replacement cable for the couple of bucks it cost to ship back my cable.

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    This sounds ridiculous, but when my VDigi cable stopped working I actually e-mail VDigi customer service. It took a month of hassle (dealing with their Engrish customer service reps, shipping out my cable, waiting forever with no response) but I eventually got a replacement cable for the couple of bucks it cost to ship back my cable.

    I'll shoot them an email, in that case. It sounds like rather a pain, and it's been well over a year, but at least I'll be able to do something about it. Plus, having it replaced for the price of just shipping sounds good. Thanks for the tip!

    I still wish I knew what the darn dip switches did, though.

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