Problem using MacBook Air with a data projector

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by atlanticza, Aug 7, 2012.

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    atlanticza

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    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.)
     
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    atlanticza

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    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.
     
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    atlanticza

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    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.
     

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