Trouble connecting Macbook to LCD TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmmo20, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    I tried connecting my Macbook to my Samsung LCD TV (through a DVI to HDMI cable) but I only got a black screen and "No signal". The macbook detects the Samsung and even displays "SAMSUNG" as a detected display.

    I checked the TV manual and there I found "Don't connect a PC or laptop computer to the HDMI/DVI connectors (it will result in a black screen)"

    Does anybody know why? Any solution?
    Will this happen with a MacMini too? I had the intention to connect it to my TV and use it as a media center :(
  2. rmlloyd macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    is there a button combo on the MacBook such as Function+F9 which will turn the display to an external monitor (or both)?

    This is the norm for PC laptops so I would guess its similar on the Mac.

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