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MacBook Pro :: Mini Display Port -> VGA Occasionally Working


I seem to be having trouble with my mini display port to vga adapter and have searched everywhere for information but can not seem to find any answers on the net. I have upgraded the firmware already to 1.03 and all seemed to be working fine for the last 2 weeks until today when I plugged my adapter in and nothing happens. My computer just seems to lock up and a blue screen will come up and freeze the computer until I remove the adapter.

My monitor will just come up with a black screen. I have tried both graphics cards on the computer. I am concerned about this issue as I do alot of presentations and would hate for my computer to die on my during a presentation but i also use the computer as a media player and watch things on my monitor.

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MACBOOK PRO 15" 2.4GHz
Mac OS X (10.5.7)


View 3 Replies (Posted: Aug 29, 2009)

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I REALLY hope a solution from Apple comes soon and this is not some new policy of theirs. If so, it may be the last Mac Pro I will or can ever own. The reason is I do a lot of 3D work with C4D, Vue, Modo and Photoshop CS4 so I MUST have a monitor like the high-end ones from Lacie that have 100% color gamut and Adobe RGB. I can NOT be tied down to an Apple Cinema display due to that work. At this time, it seems this means I would only get 1600X1200 resolution on that 24 inch monitor.

I am HIGHLY concerned by this. Has anyone else confirmed this too and if so what the heck is Apple thinking or better still going to do about it? I LOVE my Mac Pro but if they start forcing Apple displays on us or limiting the display ports, then I won't be buying another Mac, it's just that simple.

Posted: Apr 15, 2009

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I take the same cable and adaptor and plug it into my newly purchased 13'3 Mid 2010 mac book pro, using the same television.

The television seems to read it as 1900x1080, and the display looks awful, so i go to choose a lower setting, the nearest i can find is 1280x 720, 1344x .... and 1366x... however this then forces the tv to display an awful 4:3 ratio.

I have tried differing hdmi slots on the TV as it has 3, i have tried rebooting with all cables connected, i have tried from sleep, with lid closed, and wake from the remote so it is just using the display, and every time, just the same bad looking display.Mirroring doesn't work, and the best i can get is a display where i cannot see the menu bar, as if it just wont fit.

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