Retina Macbook Pro + HDMI cable = Blank Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dndandrea, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. dndandrea macrumors 6502

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    I tried hooking up my rMBP to my HDTV with a HDMI today and all i get is a blank screen. I can still move the mouse but cant see anything and the resolution is way off even though all i see is a huge mouse cursor.

    I searched online and found out some people fixed the problem by removing some plist files. I removed mine but I still have the same problems. Does anyone have a different fix for this? Thanks.
     
  2. dndandrea thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. mliu6041 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I had the same issue when I got my retina MBP. I fixed this problem by press "command+F1", it will then change from different mode. I hope this will help. Thanks.
     
  4. sensorian macrumors member

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    sorry, at the risk of sounding patronising did you check the input on the TV is set properly? Mine has worked first time on any screen I have connected it to.
     
  5. dndandrea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow this worked. I remember when Apple made products that seamlessly worked, not that way anymore :(. Thank you!
     
  6. spoonie1972 macrumors 6502a

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    this can depend in your batter/power settings. if you choose to keep things "light" on batter use, it'll use the integrated graphics, and not auto-switch to the nvidia stuff that powers the external. (at least, that's what i've noticed).

    YMMV
     

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