unibody macbook pro display port loose

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jenyus, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. jenyus macrumors newbie

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    i just got a unibody macbook pro (15" 2.53ghz core2 w/4gb of ram) on craigslist and didnt think to check the display port. the minidisplay port is loose and i can only get my external monitor working by playing with the connection until it starts working. i've used a mini displayport to vga adapter and a dvi adapter also and it acts the same way. computer isnt under applecare and the genius bar said itd be about $600 to replace it. this is very frustrating since i am web developer and really need that extra screen real estate.

    thanks!
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Contact the guy who you bought it from? It's his fault, he didn't mention the problem when he sold it to you.
     
  3. jenyus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did contact him and he said it was working fine with a display that morning. but its craigslist so theres not much you can do.
     
  4. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    That's too bad. I hope you can still contact the seller and get it worked out. Considering the design of the mdp and the adapters, I think it may be a common thing to watch out for. On mine, the adapter is weighed down by the dvi cable, causing the adapter end to be drooped at a slight angle against the mdp. I can see problems occurring over time if I'm not careful.
     
  5. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if this helps, but my Apple branded Mini Display Port to DVI was loose. When I changed to a Monoprice MDP to HDMI, the connection was snug and perfect.
     
  6. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    I guess that's another reason to go with the better value Monoprice!
     
  7. jenyus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my new dvi adapter is a little more snug and seems to work a little better, still not perfect though!
     

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