macbook screen connection

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

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    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

    Oct 1, 2007
    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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