MacBook not detect an external display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trueafrican, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Trueafrican macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a macbook 13" and it wont detect external display When i click on "detect displays" nothing happens .
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    You're not overwhelming me with information. What kind of MacBook? What kind of display? What interface are they connected by?
     
  3. Trueafrican thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maccbook ,model mackbook 5,2 im using Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter but it wont detect external display .ie my sony tv screen .
     
  4. leithmorkel macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem!

    I have a Macbook 5,2 and OS X 10.5.8.

    I want to connect it using a Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter. When I connect the adapter, the screen turn blue(like normal), but thats all that happens. I took it in and the guys in the workshop changed the Logic board, but that changed nothing. So it must be a software thing.

    Can anyone help?
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    If you are referring to this adapter there is a line of fine print in the Overview section which indicates it is not compatible with your system.
     
  6. leithmorkel macrumors newbie

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    Thats the newer adapter. My macbook has the older connector. heres a pic. Its the same type, just the older 1. So that means that it should work then right? Its not the Mini DVI output, its the older 1.
     

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