Mac book pro-to a mac cinema monitor

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  1. Mrconnors macrumors newbie

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    Love this Mac. had to get a dvi to make my older screen work. now when I close the powerbook. and start up it defaults to my power book. will not turn on my screen. Called Apple and did the display screen mode and it can not find it? but will work about every other week? Started with updates about a month ago . That was when I would not see my cinema screen Any ideas?
     
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  3. Mrconnors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    answers

    Apple Cinema Display 20-Inch
    Macbook Pro
    Detect Displays
    Apple SoftWare Updates
    And as I said Today I turned My Power Book on and
    the display is working again?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I'm confused as well. Could you be a bit more clear?
     
  5. Mrconnors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cinema monitor

    Ok more info here is what I have:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    And as I said , this monitor is fine, it just will not turn on every-time
    I start from my Pro? any ideas? thanks..
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I try to describe the problem in my words, as the answers here still confuse me.

    You have a MacBook Pro (version 5.1, no PowerBook) and an older external display.

    You use a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter to connect your external display to your MBP.

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    Now when you close the lid of the MBP to put it to sleep and wake it up by opening the lid, the external screen does not turn on.
    Is that correct?

    Have you taken a look at System Preferences > Displays while the external display was connected?
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    What is the resolution of the internal and external display?
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    A similar window will appear on the external display while connected and working.

    Is Mirror Display checked or not?
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    What kind of Arrangement did you set up - is the Menu Bar on the internal or external display?
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    Have you tried repairing permissions via Disk Utility?
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    Is English your native language?
     
  7. Mrconnors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    same problem

    thank you for all the Pict's I have done all of the following? and still one day it will work fine and last night I updated to the new version from apple. When I re started , it went back to my lap top? so I put it to sleep, and waited? Hit the space bar ...with the dvi connected still the same thing? Got up today and hit the space bar and went to the cinema monitor? if I go to the display icon.. and click on it, it switches off the dvi and back to the lap top? any ideas?
     

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