macbook to tv problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danny79, May 18, 2010.

  1. danny79 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    ive got the mini dvi to hdmi cable hooked up to my tv and all that comes on is my screen saver. nothing else. not even my mouse curser. anyone else experience this and can tell me what im doing wrong? thanks to any advice.
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    When you say screen saver do you mean your desktop (common mistake)?

    You probably are in extended view and your MacBook is showing normally and all you show on the tv is an extended desktop. Try dragging a window (like your Safari window) off the MacBook screen to the right.... did it start to appear onto your tv? If not, try to the left instead.

    If you goto System Preferences/Displays you can make adjustments to the way an external display (your tv) is handled. One option is to select Mirror Displays and both will show the same thing.
  3. danny79 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010

    thanks gfuldedfan, that was exactly the prob! ur the man!

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