View Full Version : Problem using MacBook Air with a data projector

Aug 7, 2012, 10:27 AM
Simply put, the data projector won't project an image from my new 11" MacBook Air; but with my 13" Macbook Pro there is no problem whatsoever. I can only assume that the MBA's screen resolution is not that "conventional", or am I wrong? (The data projector, by the way, is a "professional" one, a fixture, used at my university's lecture theatre, and is used with a many varieties of laptops/notebooks, and automatically adjusts to the input.)

Nov 8, 2012, 01:46 AM

Nov 8, 2012, 02:22 AM
I assume you are using vga?
It seems the new Airs have a problem when connecting using some vga cables.
Try a shutdown and start agin with the cable attached.

Nov 9, 2012, 05:01 AM
Many thanks for the tip, and yes I am using VGA (It worked). But took it one step further: System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement then ticked Display mirroring. Interestingly enough the Arrangement tab is not visible if there is no other display or data projector attached. Again many thanks.