Trouble connecting to an external monitor with mini DVi

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by appleshaped, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. appleshaped macrumors newbie

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    I've had my Macbook for about 3 years and have always been able to connect it up to my external monitor using a mini dvi cable.
    A couple of weeks ago my hard drive died and since using the new one I cannot connect.
    The external monitor shows my wallpaper but nothing else, no desktop, no dock etc...
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Could it be, that you use the monitor as extended display instead of mirroring the displays?

    Look into System Preferences >>> Displays >>> Arrangement and see, if "Mirror Displays" is checked or not, and if not, where the external display is located. You might be able to just drag a window to that other display.
     

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