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MacBook Pro :: No Display Output From 15" To Dell U2311H?


I use a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable to connect the two devices. But no signal is detected on the Dell U2311H. Tried to power cycled the monitor but still no luck. The situation is the same if I use bootcamp to startup Windows XP.

Called up Dell and they sent me a replacement today. Same problem.

Information:
MBP 15" 2.4GHz C2D
Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Nil


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