2012 MBA won't output to DVI TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ElCani, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. ElCani macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I have a 2012 MBA that I'm trying to connect to an old LCD TV via a mini display port to HDMI cable that's then attached to an HDMI to DVI adaptor. The TV cannot find a signal from the MBA and doesn't appear in the MBA's display preferences. The odd thing is that the exact same set-up works perfectly with a 2010 MBA and the 2012 MBA connects to a newer HDMI TV without a problem.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    You should not daisy chain adapters. Try getting a MiniDisplayPort to DVI adapter.
  3. ElCani thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Fair point, the reason I did that was the need to get a 3m cable at a reasonable cost. It just seems odd that the cable and adaptor set-up works perfectly with an older MBA.

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