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speaking about failed cables...
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 10, 2020 06:07AM
I used a Monoprice HDMI cable to connect an Apple TV to a LG projector to show a movie outside.

Next week I did that again. I take the Apple TV and LG projector outside and I see the HDMI cable on the grill. I connect everything, I start playing a movie on Disney + and it stops saying the display does not support DHCP or something like that. I am puzzled since I did use the previous weekend.

I try Netflix, same thing, it does start to play and a little later it complains.

Restart Apple TV, same issue.

I eventually change the HDMI cable and everything works fine.

Then I ask my wife why the was cable on the grill. She says the lawn guy put it there. Obviously I forgot it outside the whole week. Whether it was the elements that got it, or the lawn mower passed over it, I do not know. There is no visible damage.

So yeah, cables that appear fine can in fact fail.
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Re: speaking about failed cables...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 10, 2020 08:32AM
Thanks for sharing that. Always good to have a spare cable around for troubleshooting!
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Re: speaking about failed cables...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 11, 2020 09:44AM
....was the cable....well done or medium rare.....??



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