I Can't Get My Macbook Air To Appear On My LCD TV Via My HDMI Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PaulNI, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. PaulNI macrumors member

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    I'm having a major issue with my Macbook Air HDMI adapter, basically I connect it up to my LCD TV via the HDMI cable and all I can get on the TV is the background screen.

    My actual desktop doesn't show up, if I try and play a film from my Macbook Air it doesn't show up on the TV either. Just the Background screen

    Any advice?

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You have to designate the TV as the primary monitor. In the System Preferences / Display screen, drag the little menu bar from the MBA screen to the TV.
     
  3. PaulNI thread starter macrumors member

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    Aw thank you :) Do I have to do this everytime I connect the HDMI to the TV or just the once for the setup?

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    I guess I should also ask while I'm here, I've also tried to just setup my Macbook Air to my Onkyo TX-SR508 receiver for listening to my lossless audio but I'm having the same issue via the HDMI cable. I just get the sound on the laptop when I press play

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    Officially sorted :) Thanks for your help mate!
     

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