Problem connecting Macbook Air to projector

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wagmun, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. wagmun macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    I have a Macbook Air mid 2011, with a microDVI-VGA adaptor and I'm having real troubles connecting it to an Epson projector.
    When connection is made, sometimes MBA gets sluggish. Looks like it tries to recognize projector because screen resolution changes. Anything I try to do like open systen preferences or shut it down takes forever.
    First I thought it just crashed, then I realized it was really really slow. Any click took almost a minute to react.
    I then finally managed to turn MBA off (projector on and still connected), then I turned MBA on still connected, and projector and MBA recognized each other.
    Later on, I had to disconnect projector (I did it without turning any of them off) and changed to my MBP. Connection worked immediately.
    When went back MBA-Epson, connection failed again. Screen was blue and MBA was slower than a turtle. No responsiveness.
    I had to force shut down because notthing was working.
    After trynig several flows (projector off then MBA on. Both on. Unplug and plug back, etc) I gave up. It just didn't work
    Back to my MBP, worked fine.
    This is not the first time I have this problem connecting MBA to a projector. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just doesn't.
    Does anybody have any idea what that might be?
    Thanks a lot for your help
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Is there any software for the projector you might be able to install on your Mac to make it cooperate (like drivers)? Check Epson's website.
  3. wagmun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    Unfortunately no, because I'm a consultant and use the available projector my client has.
    This is an intermitent problem. I'm using the projector normally, then, if for some reason I need to disconnect it, when coming back both machines don't talk to each other any more. Sometimes I get to connect them. Sometimes not.
    And the problem is not only with Epson projectors. I mentioned it because it's a common brand among my clients.
    Tks for your prompt response and help.

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