Connecting MBP to External Monitor - Unique setup help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bimmeracer, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. bimmeracer macrumors regular

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    I have a 2011 MPB in which I picked up 2 mini displayports(1 for DVI and 1 for HDMI) adapters. I picked up the DVI to connect to my external monitor, but I accidently picked up a 6ft Male to Female DVI cable, so I cannot connect it to the back of my monitor.
    When I attempt to connect the MPB to my monitor using a HDMI to DVI cable, I get a blank screen on my external monitor, although the MPB recognizes it.
    Can anyone help me to solve this issue?
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried changing the resolution on the MBP for the monitor? Is there a frequency adjustment on the monitor?
     
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Also many people forget but in order to do this you have to have the macbook plugged into a socket (even if the battery is fully charged) also have you tried turning mirroring on and or off?
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    You have to have it plugged in to do what? Because I can plug mine into my HDTV via HDMI running off internal battery just fine.
     
  5. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Than check out this article:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131
     

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