Thunderbolt Port does not Recognise HDMI TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macdemon, May 25, 2016.

  1. macdemon macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011

    I have a MBA 13 2011
    When I connect the thunderbolt port to HDMI port of my TV the MBA screen flickers but it does not recognise the TV attached.
    I have the latest OS X 10.11.5
    The thunderbolt port version is : Port Micro Firmware Version:2.1.3
    Could someone help me as to what I am doing wrong
    Thank you
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Do you have another cable/adapter you could try? I once had an mDP to HDMI adapter that went bad.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Never had any problems connecting my 2011 13" MBA with a Best Buy HDMI adapter, I used it with 3 different TV's. Using the same one on my 2013 MBA with no problems also.

    However there have been several threads about problems with HDMI adapters here in the forum. I agree that it would help to try another adapter. If you don't have another adapter, try using the same one with a different TV. That might help localize the problem.
  4. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2015
    The port needs to connect . It cant be an adapter problem because they dont make adapters for that port . Its a wire you need that you dont own just yet .

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