Extremely Weird External Monitor Problem HELP

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  1. mac.book, May 26, 2011
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

    mac.book macrumors newbie

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    So i recently bought a mini-display port --> HDMI adapter as well as an HDMI --> DVI adapter for my macbook pro --> external monitor display set up.

    I have tested the mini-display port --> HDMI adapter on my TV and it worked perfectly.

    I have tested the HDMI --> DVI adapter with one of my PC laptops and it worked perfectly with my external monitor.

    When i connect the mini-display port --> HDMI adapter with my HDMI --> DVI adapter (through an HDMI cable), the Self-Test Feature Check on my monitor blinks on and off when my macbook pro is attached.

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    I have also tried using a mini-display port --> HDMI --> DVI --> DVI cable --> monitor and that has not worked either ):
    I have tried restarting both the monitor and my macbook to no avail

    Any solution to this problem?
     
  2. mac.book thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [Also]: the monitor has been detected on my laptop, but the signal is not going through
     
  3. medi.freak macrumors regular

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    Sorry to hear that dude. I don't really have a satisfying answer either, but it sounds like your wild adapter construction is causing the problem. If no one else can help my suggestion would be ordering a min displayport to DVI adapter and trying if it works with that. If now you can always return the adapter within 14 days. Good luck !
     
  4. mac.book thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks! so the problem definitely isn't in my brand new macbook right lol cuz that would be bad
     
  5. medi.freak macrumors regular

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    i don't think it's the device. no. Maybe you happen to know anyone who has an external monitor with DVI port? That way you could try out if it's a Monitor problem, which i don't think it is. Maybe you even know anyone who has a macbook pro (2010 Model would work as well) and you could see if it works with his/hers....If it does it would be your computer. Or a setting on your computer? Couldn't help you in that case though =P. If you don't have any friends (haha jk) just get the cable I told you and you will know more. I bet it would work with the mini Displayport --> DVI cable.
     

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