Problem connecting Apple Cin. Disp and Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kkmarin, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. kkmarin macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    Hi all,

    I am a new Mac user. I inherited a Macbook in October (it's now 1 year old) and have used it before with my 23" Apple Cinema Display. I have done this mostly by putting the laptop to sleep, closing the lid, connecting the 3 cables from the display to the laptop, and then tapping on the keyboard or mouse (both now using bluetooth) to activate the CD. I haven't connected the Macbook to the display in a while but now I get no response at all. As soon as I disconnect the monitor plug (but leave the USB and firewire), my laptop screen works fine, but no CD picture. Once I connect the monitor plug neither screen works.

    A few other things. I have the power cord for the Macbook and the Apple CD plugged in. The small light at the bottom right corner of the CD is on so I am assuming I've got power to it and it's on.

    I had tried different configurations with the display setting in system preferences based on online discussions I've found but none of these settings have helped. Just to be clear, I have been able to do this before so I know I have the right cables etc. Something in the settings must have changed or...

    Any help appreciated.

  2. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    have you tried pressing F7 for changing displays?? hope this works good luck:apple::apple:

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