MacBook external LCD display problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dreamly, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. dreamly macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external 19" Samsung LCD monitor. I connect using a standard Apple mini-DVI to male DVI adaptor, which in turn is connected to a third party female DVI to female VGA adaptor, which in turn is connected to a VGA cord which connects to the monitor (male on both sides).

    My monitor shows up in the System Preferences display settings, where I can control everything properly, but the screen is black. I can move my cursor over to the other screen, so it seems the MacBook can recognize the monitor. The monitor connects fine using the VGA cord to a Thinkpad.

    Is there any inherent with this connection configuration?
     
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    how many input does the external take, make sure you are using the right one
     
  3. dummerwa macrumors newbie

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    have you selected the 'mirror image' function?

    Its a late reply which you haveno doubt since solved. Have you been able to get a full screen display when connected to your tv/external monitor.

    I seem to get just a letterbox display when I really want full screen. My 17" macbook pro is attached to a toshiba lcd and I want ful screen. any ideas?:apple:
     

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