Solved RCA To VGA adapter not working with PS2

July 16, 2016 at 19:39:00
Specs: Windows 7
I recently got a PS2 from goodwill and would like to hook it up to a standard monitor to play on. I bought an RCA to VGA/S-video adapter to hook it up, but when I connect everything, the monitor just says "Cable Not Connected". The PS2 does not use S-Video, so that part of the adapter is unused. I cannot find any RCA to VGA adapters that do not have S-Video, so is there any fix for this? Or should I get a cheap old TV to use instead?

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July 16, 2016 at 22:17:42
Are you sure the PS/2 is otherwise working? I assume you've never had it up and running. What model is it? IBM made dozens of different models.

If the only video connection is an RCA it's possible it was meant to be connected to a TV like the old Commodores.

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July 16, 2016 at 22:21:14
The PS2 works perfectly. I hooked it up to my TV and played several games with no problem, other than the fact my TV is massive so the resolution takes a hit.

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July 16, 2016 at 23:36:35
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Oh, by PS2 you mean playstation 2 and not the old IBM ps2 computers. I should have figured that. I don't remember the IBMs having RCA ports anyway.

It may be a compatibility issue with the monitor. Check the posting by Hexit here:

(I think where he says 'mhz' he means 'hz' as he's talking about refresh rates.)

What model monitor are you connecting it to and what model adapter are you attempting to use?

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