9400m Macbook no RCA out

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  1. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    I just received my new white Macbook with the Nvidia 9400m gpu. I can get the mini dvi to display with a DVI adapter, but the mini DVI to RCA will not work. The dongle lowers screen resolution, which tells me the laptop sees the adapter, but I cannot get the video to push out using RCA or SVideo.

    The adapter works fine with a 2.66 iMac and an older 2.16 macbook, so it is not the adapter. Anyone have a work around for this issue?
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know, 9400 doesn't anymore support "tv out", too old technology. Sadly I'm sitting at same boat but, its not end of the world.
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Try the minidisplayport > VGA; DVI is digital, not analog. Component/RCA/S-video are all analog. Getting a VGA to (RCA, S-video, etc) adapter should work just fine.
     
  5. mcavjame thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I guess I'll have to do this. It's too bad because, as a teacher, I could do so much with the adapter:
    - make training videos directly to a DV camera
    - display short clips from my laptop to the tv
    - play web clips

    I don't always have access to a data projector, but TVs are easy to come by.
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    The MacBook white w/Nvidia has mini-DVI out, not mini-Displayport.
     
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