VGA issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kevinjsanderson, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. kevinjsanderson macrumors newbie

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    i am trying to run my macbook through my LCD TV, i have plugged into the VGA socket on the tv using a vga adaptor but its saying no signal, is this the right cable to use? i have somewhere a dvi to vga cable, is this what is needed?

    HELP!!!
     
  2. kevinjsanderson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, so, to simplify, what do i need to do to view my macbook on my lcd tv?

    is it as simple as plugging in a vga cable, or am i doing something wrong?
     
  3. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about a mini-Display Port to VGA cable or a mini-DVI to VGA cable or something else? I have connected to a VGA TV with the included DVI to VGA adapter on my old mini, so yes, it should be as easy as hooking up a VGA cable to the adapter.
     
  4. kevinjsanderson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mini dvi to vga, plugging it in , selecting vga source on tv but nothing, maybe pointing towards faulty vga cable, would have thought was fairly straight forward
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    It could be the cable, but have you gotten any other VGA components working with the TV? Maybe you just haven't mapped your inputs correctly to use the VGA signal?
     

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