MBP SR Freezes when connected to VGA projector

renault4

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 5, 2007
121
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My MacBook Pro (15" 2.4Ghz SR, 4Gb) freezes when connected to a VGA projector, doesn't matter whether the DVI-VGA adapter is connected to cable first or last. Boot time while connected to the projector is also inordinately long. I have seen this happen a number of times specifically with other Santa Rosa MBPs in a number of different locations.

I haven't called Apple yet on this (though I posted this i Apple forum with no bites) and I suspect it will require a firmware update to fix; is this a known issue (and is it known to apple?)

sorry if this has already been covered...

thanks

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joshuachay

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2006
10
5
Kuala Lumpur
I have the exact same problem and I noticed it since the very first day. I have connected mine to a couple of projectors in college and home, and all made my MBP crash instantly (mouse is stuck, basically everything is stuck) and I have to do a hard reset.

Sadly, I have yet to find an explanation or a solution :(
 

DeepShadows

macrumors newbie
Aug 13, 2007
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The order according to apple for connecting a projector is this:
Turn on projector, plug the vga cable into the dvi-vga cable while its not in the macbook pro... then connect whole converted cable into macbook pro while it is on. I haven't had any problems doing that... ?
 

joshuachay

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2006
10
5
Kuala Lumpur
Thats what I have been doing. My MBP crashes the moment its connected to the cable. It has consistently been happening every time I connect. It definitely gets irritating, especially when you have a bunch of Windows users with their laptops looking at you. Never had this problem with my Powerbook G4 :confused:
 

DeepShadows

macrumors newbie
Aug 13, 2007
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what are your display settings? what kind of projector is it? What is the resolution of the projector?
 

amusiccale

macrumors 6502
Jun 5, 2007
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What has been foolproof for me has been to close the lid, connect everything and then bring it back out of sleep. I had a few freezes connecting things live, and this seems to have solved my issues, at the expense of a little inconvenience.
 

nboy1397

macrumors newbie
Aug 26, 2012
1
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Works!!!

What has been foolproof for me has been to close the lid, connect everything and then bring it back out of sleep. I had a few freezes connecting things live, and this seems to have solved my issues, at the expense of a little inconvenience.
I just got a 13.3" MacBook Pro in July 2012 (Late 2012 Model) and I got a VGA adapter, bu when I connect it to my computer, it freezes it...I get the Rainbow "Beach Ball" :p ... But I just shut my computer, opened it back up and BOOM...It works! I have been looking for this forever and I'm going to need it for school... Thank you soo much!!! :D
 

Brsswat

macrumors newbie
Mar 13, 2013
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I just got a 13.3" MacBook Pro in July 2012 (Late 2012 Model) and I got a VGA adapter, bu when I connect it to my computer, it freezes it...I get the Rainbow "Beach Ball" :p ... But I just shut my computer, opened it back up and BOOM...It works! I have been looking for this forever and I'm going to need it for school... Thank you soo much!!! :D
Sometimes it works for me but now it doesn't works ever. When I connect the cable, the MBP freezes, then I close it and when I open it again it shows a grey screen on the MBP. I don't even know why but the TV founds signal and when I close the MBP it doesn't sleep showing me the login screen again, it is only frozen and I have to force shut down every time :\