Laptop wont come on screen on the television using a hdmi port from a macbook retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seikogold, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. seikogold macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Recently I bought my macbook with retina display and when I plugged it into the television with using the HDMi cord it worked perfectly fine with the image on the television. But now I when I plug it in to the television it comes up with a black screen and a white mouse. Before this incident I was mucking up with the setting of the mac book and I dont know what I did wrong. Can someone tell me how to fix this ?
  2. reery macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    Have you tried rebooting, resetting SMC and several re-plugs of the hdmi cable? Also restarting TV might help.

    Got this problem also once but it was gone very quick by unplugging several times, restarting and so on.
  3. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2012
    oops looked over the fact that it was working previously. Sorry
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Have you checked the display settings? I don't have the option at the moment to give you details (you can definitely find it in other threads -- I've done so myself) but it sounds like your TV is being used as a second display instead of mirroring.

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