hdmi to minidisplayport/thunderbolt that does sound??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Dany M, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    I recently bought an Air and the previous cable I used for my external monitor is no longer working for the Air. Its a minidisplayport to hdmi cable and is able to output sound to my monitor. It won't for the Air and I bought a new cable from best buy thinking it was an old cable but the rocketfish cable i got doesn't output sound either.

    Can anyone help or explain this?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Assuming it's a newer Air (Late 2010 or newer model) it should work. Make sure you're choosing the HDMI device as your audio destination - hold Option key & click the Volume icon on the top menu bar to choose audio output.
     
  3. Dany M thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't and going into system preferences doesn't giev me an option for it whatsoever.
     
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Both my 2011 and 2013 MBA's work fine with a Rocketfish HDMI cable I got at Best Buy. Have tried it with two different TV sets. Have you tried using a different TV?
     
  5. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    What kind of display is it? Does it have built in speakers or are you passing the sound to something else?

    You said the cable is no longer working. Did it work before on the same setup?

    Try restarting your MBA with the cable plugged in at both ends.
     

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