How to Troubleshoot a Belkin iPod Video Connect Cable

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How to Troubleshoot a Belkin iPod Video Connect Cable
Connect your iPod to a television with the Belkin cable. (old television image by inacio pires from

Belkin manufactures dozens of iPod accessories and peripheral devices, including an audio-video (AV) connection cable. The video cable's design lets you connect your iPod to a television to stream your iPod videos onto the TV's screen for a bigger and louder viewing experience. Though the cable's construction and use is simple and straightforward, several problems may arise while trying to use the Belkin product.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Make sure your iPod is powered on. Press any button on the device's click wheel to turn it on.

  2. 2

    Check that the cable is securely plugged into the correct ports. Its single end should be inserted into the iPod's headphone jack. The cable's opposite ends should be inserted into your television's appropriate jacks as indicated by their color coding. For example, insert the cable's yellow plug into your TV's yellow video jack.

  3. 3

    Verify that the iPod is set to stream its video through the cable. Press "Menu" on the device's click wheel. Scroll down and select "Settings," then press "TV Out" to toggle the feature on and off. Set it to "TV On."

  4. 4

    Inspect the cable. The cable's casing should not display cracks or exposed wires. Such hardware faults indicate that the cable needs replacing.

  5. 5

    Contact Belkin's technical support line if you still cannot get the cable to work properly. Technicians are available toll-free at 800-223-5546.

Tips and warnings

  • Never attempt to cut or splice the cable yourself, as this voids your warranty and may increase the risk of electrical hazards.

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