macbook screen connection

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by smogsy, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    ok ill get right to the point.

    my macbook works with my HDTV

    Mini-VGA adapter > VGA Cable > TV

    But when trying to hook it up to my new monitor.(24inch) screen wont come on.. (DVI-I)

    Ive tried Mini VGA adapter > HP Cable Supplied (VGA one End DVI other)

    Also Tried

    Mini VGA Adapter > Standard VGA Cable > VGA-DVI Adapter

    nothing works... the macbook detects its a HP and resolution of 1900x1200 but screen states there no signal (monitor works with my pc fine)

    i heard that apple adapters only work with ports that they was made for. for example VGA adapter will only work with VGa port.

    So if i bought Mini DVI Adapter it should work?:confused:
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Oct 1, 2007
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    it should work with mini dvi - dvi adapter. VGA is analog and DVI is digital so that might be your problem
     

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