Connecting Macbook Pro to Samsung P2370

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by urbanmojo, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. urbanmojo macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009

    Just got a new Macbook pro with Mountain Lion. My monitor is a Samsung with DVI connection. To connect the MB to the monitor I bought a DVI-HDMI converter since the MBP has a HDMI port. When I plug in the converter to the MBP clearly the laptop and the monitor know something is going on--the MBP screen flickers and the Samsung monitor's "screensaver" goes off. But I just get a black screen on the Samsung monitor. The light on the Samsung flashes indicating there is no connection present. If I go to Preferences/Display on the MBP I don't get any "arrangement" tab or an sign it recognizes the external monitor.

    Any idea how to get this to work? I would say the converter doesn't work but it seems the monitor did recognize something at first.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact HDMI > DVI adapter do you use? Have you tried an MDP > DVI adapter yet?

  3. urbanmojo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Oh, I thought it was HDMI--HDMI fits, so I thought it was good. Should have checked before. I'll get a different adapter then.

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