Connecting to TV/Monitor


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 26, 2011
I'm trying to connect a MBA (11") to a Samsung TV/Monitor using a mini-display port to vga cable. All I get on the monitor is the MBA default "galaxy" desktop screen even though I have a different desktop display on the MBA and no matter what is shown on the MBA the "galaxy" display remains. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


macrumors newbie
Jan 12, 2012
I had the same problem until I double checked the display icon in the upper right near the clock, etc. My external tv monitor was listed there, I only had to select it. You may have to try the "detect displays" option, then select your monitor. HTH. Also, I use an hdmi to thunderbolt port adapter for the sweet hook-up.