Poor adapter or operating system problem?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by theomiz3, May 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    I have a MacBook 2,1 with Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 running on it. I purchased a Mini-dvi to HDMI adapter to connect the display to my TV -- but no luck. (i know i wouldn't get sound anyway, so i also have the audio cables needed, but i didn't even get to that b/c I can't get picture!) I get an "unusable signal message."

    Now, what I have already tried:

    1) I've gone to the display menu in system preferences and tried to get it to "detect settings" but it didn't work

    2) i even searched my mac for the "arrangements" tab i would see HAD my mac detected the other "monitor/tv,"

    3) I've also tried all variations of putting the mac to sleep, then connecting, awaking it, restarting, shutting off the tv, etc, etc

    What I want to know is: did i just get a junk mini-dvi -> hdmi adapter OR is my current operating system not able to do this? The only firmware update i could find requires OS X 10.5 or later, which, obviously I don't have, HELP

    Thanks in advance. And I did search before I posted this (hopefully I was thorough enough. If not, point me in the right direction and give me a lashing)

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