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twbranch

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Chromecast has to stay plugged in
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:20:48 AM »
Does the Chromecast have to stay plugged into power outlet to work? I could have sworn that when I first plugged into tv it was fine and only reason I plugged in was to insure operation. I unplugged from wall and it quit working. No big deal but would like make sure it will not work without power. Thanks!

stuartajc

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Re: Chromecast has to stay plugged in
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 02:48:19 AM »
It has to be plugged into either USB on your TV, or into the mains adapter. Not sure how it could have worked without?

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Re: Chromecast has to stay plugged in
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 11:24:29 AM »
It is also possible for the Chromecast to draw its power from certain HDMI ports, but only very recent special ones. Never tried it - my HDMI ports aren't the right version. Otherwise you have to keep it plugged in and the USB ports on most TV's will not power the Chromecast either.

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Re: Chromecast has to stay plugged in
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 06:01:18 PM »
I have 4 Chromecasts.
Plugged in to:
1. LG TV about 5 years old.  The USB port loses power when the TV is off so I use the supplied power adapter on that TV.  Chromecast will turn on that TV when it is selected but won't switch to the proper HDMI input automatically.
2. Visio TV- has to be turned on manually but USB power is always on.
3. JVC TV - turns on TV and switches to proper HDMI port automatically.  Super cool!  USB always on.
5. Another JVC of course.
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