Problem with VGA adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bphaedrus, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. bphaedrus macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my macbook air screen cracked. I'd like to project it on my home computer screen to back it up.

    I bought a minidisplay port to VGA adapter. When I attach this to my home computer I only see the macbook air background (no icons). I had a similar problem when I used a minidisplay port to HDMI adapter to watch on the TV. I had to drag an icon over to the right as if the TV was a second screen to the right of my laptop. Now that won't work because my laptop screen is cracked and I can't see what to drag.

    How can I project my laptop screen onto my home computer screen? Thanks!!
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    Go into the settings-->display-->check mirror
     
  3. bphaedrus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, but i can't see anything on the screen (it's cracked)?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    With the external display connected, press Command and F1. This is the keyboard shortcut to mirror displays.
     
  5. bphaedrus thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Meister Suspended

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    I am glad for you! :)
     

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