Dell Monitor doesn't work with Macbook pro MINI Display

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  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I hooked up my macbook pro to a mini display port to a dvi -> hdmi to my tv no problem. However, when I hooked up the mini display -> dell monitor, I get nothing. The screen is black. The weird thing is that my macbook pro recognizes that a second monitor is plugged in... it just won't display anything :mad:
     
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  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah! I have tried "Auto Detect", "Analog Input" and "Digital Input". I have also turned the laptop off and on, still nothing. Works with my mac mini like a charm, but that is mini dvi-> dvi instead of this mini display port.
     
  4. Apple //e macrumors 6502

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    what model monitor are you using? which input via which adaptors?
     
  5. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is a dell E207WFP. I have the 2010 MBP 13" with a mini display -> DVI. The dell is plugged in via DVI.

    I have confirmed that the dell does work with my older mac mini via mini dvi, and I have confirmed that the MBP does work with my TV hooked up via DVI.
     
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried using "Detect displays" under system preferences?
     
  7. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and it does detect the display... I can choose the resolution, mirroring, arrange windows, but the screen is blank.
     
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  9. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried changing the resolution to the panel's native?
     
  10. Aids98 macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar problem, however my display just does not at all register with the computer. It's a flat screen Ultrasharp Dell display connected through a DVI to mini display into a macbook pro 17 inch 2009. I've done everything these forums suggest so far, rebooting, changing the order in which i plug in, disabling the automatic screen dimming. PLease help! This is doing my head in, i really need this extra display for recording purposes.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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    Bumping this thread because I have the exact same problem except I'm trying to hook up a 2008 Macbook to a Dell 1909W monitor though Mini DVI- DVI. The Macbook detects the monitor, but nothing pops up on the Dell screen. Would it have something to do with a driver that I need?
     

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