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Can't get external display to work

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mhuk01, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    I want to connect an external display (HDMI) to my macbook air, via my Lacie Thunderbolt external SSD. However the macbook air tries to connect (comes up with the blue screen) but always fails. Here is the chain: -

    Macbook Air -> Thunderbolt Cable -> Lacie SSD -> Griffin MDP to HDMI -> HDMI cable -> External Display

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. macrumors G5


    Does the adapter work when connected from your MBA to the display without the external drive?
  3. macrumors 6502

    I'm thinking pull everything out of the equation except the MBA, Thunderbolt cable, and the monitor. No place for an SSD in that process.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Quick update - I tried with a minidisplayport to dvi (different external display) and it worked. Must be the hdmi cable, perhaps an older version of cable? I have no idea how the different version numbers work!

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