MacBook Air Micro-DVI troubless?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Metuas, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Metuas macrumors regular

    Metuas

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    I tried to connect my 1.6 MBA to a 22" Westinghouse monitor, I believe it's an LCM22w2, running at 1680x1050, that usually connects to my PC. But with the micro-DVI to VGA adapter connecting to the VGA connection to the monitor, nothing shows up. It doesn't even show up as a recognized display. I tried to build a different connection with micro-DVI to DVI and the DVI-VGA adapter from my MBP, but the connection between the DVI would not fit.
    I know the Air isn't designed for use with large monitors, but it should handle 1680x1050 with single-link DVI, shouldn't it? Is there something wrong with the adapter, or the port? Do I need to buy a DVI cable to connect the Air to the screen? (It does have a DVI connector, but I don't have a DVI cable.)
     
  2. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    I connected my MacBook Air via micro-DVI to VGA to my Sony Bravia TV (1920X1080) and it worked fine (for now).
     
  3. Metuas thread starter macrumors regular

    Metuas

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    Okay, so it's not a trouble with screen resolution.
    If I went into an apple store with the laptop and the adapter, do you think they'd let me try it out with a Cinema Display in-store?
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yup, they'd probably do that for ya'; you should mirror the display and your MBA. I connect my MBA with the mini-DVI to my VGA connector on my Sony Bravia 40" LCD at least 3X a week, without issues, and maybe 1X a week to an overhead projector with the same connection...
     

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