help, macbook can't display on projector

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chlai, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. chlai macrumors newbie

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    purchase mini-dvi to video adaper, tried both ports, tried control-f2, still can't work.

    macbook is early 09 white edition, projector is infocus 74

    btw,also tried on lcd tv.same result.

    should i try a hdmi connector? worry abt wasting money.
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Plug the adapter cable into your MacBook and connect the cable leading to the projector. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays. From here you can change many of the settings for using multiple monitors.

    P.S. "ctrl + F2" isn't going to do anything...
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    What actually happened when you hooked it all up?

    Edit: If you did MiniDVI-->Video, you can only output upto 640x480 over the video-out. If you want higher, you'll need VGA or DVI.
     
  4. chlai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nothing happened, that's the problem.

    I tried 640X480, thousand colours.

    I actually used S-video.

    do i have to click 'detect display' ? anyway nothing happened after i click!

    goodness.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter because that will give you the best quality and highest resolution, and it's seamless to set up-just plug 'n play.
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  7. chlai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    goodness......
     

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