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Pink screen with my HDMI to VGA adapter

Dear community!

 

To connect my laptop with a beamer, I bought the HDMI to VGA adapter from HP.

It worked fine, untill I connected it to a ceiling-mounted beamer (which I use very often). The screen looks very pinkish and is impossible to read.

 

After some troubleshooting I did myself (already tried using another laptop for example), I found out that the VGA cable to my beamer is missing pin no. 9. Googling indicated that this is a ground pin, but also used for "powering the EDID EEPROM chip in the monitor".

 

I really don't know how to fix this problem on the software side. I'd rather not replace the VGA cable. Does anyone have an idea how to solve this issue?

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Re: Pink screen with my HDMI to VGA adapter

Hey Intregrand, 

 

I'm sorry you're running into this issue with the cable. Unfortunately, the bottom line is anytime there's a color/tint issue with a computer-projector scenario, is going to be a cable problem. There's not a software fix. A missing pin cannot be corrected with changes to software settings. 

 

What's the reason for not wanting to replace the cable? Is it a standard HDMI to VGA cable? What length do you need? I may be able to find one that is inexpensive (or at least try to find the best deal on one) and provide you with a link.

 

 

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