Mini Display port to DVI adapter not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by willjax, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. willjax macrumors member

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    hi all,

    as the title suggests, I purchased a Mini Display port to DVI adapter for my Aluminium Macbook but when I plug it in and connect it to my Dell 24inch monitor, it doesn't detect it.

    I remember reading about 2 different types of DVI but i was assured that the Macbook supports both types.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    It ought to work, yes. Does the display work with other computers? Does the computer work with other displays?
     
  3. willjax thread starter macrumors member

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    I currently run the display on an acer desktop and it works fine. I haven't had a chance to test the macbook with another DVI capable display as yet.

    I was also told that it may have something to do with the refresh rate etc but i have no option to change that until the monitor is detected on the macbook.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It should just work as soon as you plug it in.

    Are you using the same cable with your Acer? That could be the problem.
     
  5. willjax thread starter macrumors member

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    yep, same cable.

    All im doing is unplugging the cable from the PC and then plugging it in to the adapter, connected to the macbook.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Faulty adapter, maybe? Is it feasible to take it in to an Apple store?
     
  7. willjax thread starter macrumors member

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    dont have an apple store in Adelaide, Australia, only in Sydney.

    I will return to place of purchase and see if they can get it running there.

    Cheers for you help
     

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