DVI to HDMI Macbook Pro 17"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dipdimmer, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. dipdimmer macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2012
    Hi there,
    I have a Macbook Pro 17", my screen stopped working fully but the laptop still turns on. I have a DVI (not mini) to HDMI Cable. I was wondering how I can connect it to my HDTV and use it as a monitor? I tried to plug it in, but no signal. So I'm assuming its not plug and play...? Is there any other way? BTW my laptop is model A1229 Macbook Pro 17".

    Any help please????? :(:(:( :confused:
  2. Jperez51 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    Long Beach, CA
    I have a 2008 MBP i connected to m HDTV and it usually just connects autmatically. If it doesn't work that way, go to system preferences (while the tv is connected) and switch to "mirror display." if it still doesn't work, check the cable or switch to DVI to RGB.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    It should be plug and play between the macbook pro and the tv. I'd guess it's something in the display settings or maybe the videocard is dead...so no display-out is possible.
  4. alexwood2000 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2012
    DVI to HDMI Macbook Pro 17

    I think you have problem with your graphics card GeForce 8600M GT. Apple still does repair for free as it faulty chips. I had the same problem.

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