Thunderbolt doesn't detect external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sieben, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 23, 2011
    #1
    Hi everyone
    i am having trouble connecting my TV to my MBP 15" 2011.
    I bought a mini DV to HDMI adaptor from here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130493628739&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123
    and when i try to connect it, nothing happens, the thunderbolt port doesn't recognize anything.
    I am using gfxCardStatus but also tried to disable it or force the discrete GPU but nothing helps.
    I know the adaptor is good, i tried my friend's 2010 MBP and it works.
    I am afraid there is a problem with my thunderbolt port, anyone encountered that ?
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    Mar 14, 2008
    #2
    You have a warranty, use it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mar 23, 2011
    #3
    Well, i took it to the local apple representative in my country and it worked in the store, apparently, the adaptor is not thunderbolt compatible.
    I saw people here recommending to buy any mini dp to HDMI adaptor, but for the 2011 models one needs to be more careful and buy only the thunderbolt compatibles.
     

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