Magnet round S-video camcorder cable

topmba

Active Member
Can I use a normal S-video cable on my camcorder, or do I need to use the supplied one. It has a shielding magnet round near the end that connects to the TV.

What are these magnets on cables for? I have noticed the cables on my x-box also have this magnet, as well as laptops.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
You can use any cable that will fit into the camcorder sockets.
The 'magnet' around the ends of cables is actually a 'ferite ring' and is used to remove interferance picked up by the cable.

Mark.
 

topmba

Active Member
Thanks.

The S-video socket on my MV200 has gone. So I am having it repaired for £160. Canon quoted £180, no matter what the fault.

But I just took it to the place with the biggest ad in the Yellow pages, rather than post it. Silly, the money should have gone towards a new one.:rolleyes:
 

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