Help connecting MBP to TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roarg, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. roarg macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hi, i just bought a MBP during the free itouch event, and my first apple OS. (i love it)

    anyways, i wanted to connect my macbook pro 2009 to my lcd tv. I bought a mini displayport connector to DVi to Component cable.

    Now when i plug everything in, RGB cables, nothing shows up... i tired going to system preferences, and detect displays, but nothing.. is there a button i need to press..or somrthing?e

    please help, thanks.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have you read the manual of the TV to see if you have to set the inputs of the TV?

    Has the TV worked before with the component input?
  3. roarg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009
    Yes, i tried all the video imputs, specifically the component red green blue, i just tried on 2 tvs..

    could it be defective? should i have gotten HDMI or DVI?
  4. djjclark macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Isn't component analog and the mini display to DVI only has the digital signals?
  5. roarg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009

    ...yea component is analog.. damn looks like ill have to wait another 3 weeks for an exchange

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