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cjr9
Jan 9, 2011, 05:14 PM
i bought what i believe is is a mini display port to DVI adapter,

http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B

as well as a HDMI - DVI Cable,

http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR842LL/A

but when i try and make the connection, nothing really happens. Any ideas?



simsaladimbamba
Jan 9, 2011, 05:21 PM
What MB model (month/year of purchase) and TV model do you have and have you consulted the manual of the TV on how to properly switch to the correct channel?

How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=792106)

Wabisabi
Jan 15, 2011, 04:14 PM
i bought what i believe is is a mini display port to DVI adapter,

http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B

as well as a HDMI - DVI Cable,

http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR842LL/A

but when i try and make the connection, nothing really happens. Any ideas?
I am trying to do the same thing with the HDMI cable and DVI adapter on Video Channel 3 of my Sony Bravia. My screen saver comes up on the TV but nothing else. Did you have any luck?

waw74
Jan 15, 2011, 04:18 PM
My screen saver comes up on the TV but nothing else.

by screen saver do you mean desktop background?
then it's working, the tv is now "beside" your monitor, if you drag a window off the left or right of you laptop screen, then it will appear on the TV.

you need to go into system preferences, displays to get it all sorted out.