MacBook Pro :: Why Is LG HBS700 Not Connecting

Jul 3, 2012

I am trying to use a blue tooth device (LG HBS700) to connect to my Mac Book Pro.  It will see it, and it's on the device list, but it's not connected.

How do I get it connected?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)


OS X :: Connecting MacBook Pro To TV?

Mar 17, 2010

If I purchase this item here:


Then all I need is a VGA cable and I should be able to use my tv as a monitor, right? The only thing I dont understand is...what does "female" mean? Instead of just "to VGA" it says "to VGA female"....will that be a problem?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To My TV/MBP

Oct 23, 2010

An apple consultant at Best Buy sold me the mini display port to VGA adapter, VGA display cable, and stereo audio cable. When all set up, the volume comes through the TV very very low and the only picture I get is the purple light in outerspace MacBook picture, not the movie playing on my macbook.

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OS X :: Connecting Macbook Pro To TV And Speakers?

Feb 19, 2009

I'm a lifelong PC user who is making the switch from a PC desktop to a macbook pro. Currently I have A set of Klipsch promedia 5.1 surround sound speakers. I am also anticipating inheriting a samsung television from a friend. I would like to be able to use my current speakers and and my new t.v. with my macbook, but I've got a couple of questions here.

1) It looks like the television has a vga input on it. So I'm assuming my best bet is to get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. what can I expect in terms of quality here? The television is 1080p. Will i be able to get 1080p through a vga adapter? Is there a better option out there?

2) Assuming the television did have a DVI port on it, what is the difference between the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter and the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?

3) I would very much like to have both the television and the macbook hooked up to the klipsch speakers. I'm assuming my best option for connecting the macbook is something like the Griffin Firewave. (Sadly it looks as if this has been discontinued.) The Television's only audio out is optical. Does anyone know of an external sound card that would allow me to connect both the macbook and the television? Or if someone has a better solution as to how to accomplish that; I'm all ears.

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OS X :: Connecting MacBook Pro To LCD TV

Jun 28, 2010

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (just purchased this year) to my television, which is a relatively new (2-3 years old give or take) Magnavox 20" flat panel LCD TV (For reference: [URL] It can display HDTV and EDTV, and has the input for a VGA cable and standard AV & S-Video inputs, as well as a PC input with what looks like input for male DVI. All in all it looks capable of handling the MBP's input. I've tried connecting the mini DVI-VGA adapter to the VGA cable, and the macbook's screen flickers and reverts to normal (with the additional display detected and seeming to function on the mac side).

However, no image appears on my TV screen, except when I'm playing around with the resolution (at which point, an image almost comes on, briefly flickers on with a slightly off-color, then reverts back to a blank screen). At first I thought this was a resolution problem, but even at the macbook's lowest resolution, nothing came onto the screen except that flicker. Would I need a converter or something to get the image onto the screen? I was doing some research and, while my TV doesn't seem that old, I'm wondering whether it might be digital vs. analog signal or something?

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OS X :: Connecting To WD TV Live Plus From My Macbook Pro?

Jul 18, 2010

I have a WD TV Live Plus hub on my network that I connect my WD Passport into to run my media but I want to be able to stream my media from my macbook pro on my network. From the MBP, I can see the WD but can't connect to it. I use a Belkin router. I have spoken to WD and they went back and forth.

I run OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard and have shared my folders to read and write.

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MacBook Pro :: Port Available For Connecting To TV?

Jul 19, 2010

Is there a port to connect to a TV screen?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To Digital TV?

Mar 13, 2012

how I can transmit what's on my computer sceen to my TV screen?  I have bought a HDMI cable and mini display converter but nothing happens I just get what looks like a purplish screen saver.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: PC Keeps Connecting To It Without My Permission

Apr 21, 2012

This pc keeps showing up in the finder under "shared" and I cannot delete it. I have everything in the sharing menu in system prefrences unchecked, but it is still there.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To Toshiba TV?

May 14, 2012

I am using a rocketfish adapter to connect MacBook Pro to a Toshiba TV with HDMI. I can see all icons and apps on the Mac but only the typical Mac background screen on the TV (you know the stars and northern lights). No apps are showing on the TV. So, there is a connection because I can see the trademark Apple background on the screen, but none of the apps are showing while I work away on the Mac. I did the same thing with my Sony TV tv and I was able to see everything on the Sony screen. Is there a compatability problem with the Toshiba or is there something I need to do to reconfigure the Mac ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Use The Printer Without Connecting It?

Jun 1, 2012

How can I use the printer without connecting it to my mac?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To Tv - Display Config

Sep 4, 2010

I seem to have trouble connecting my mpb with certain hdtv's - sony, toshiba. the screen resolution seems to always be bigger than the actual tv size, so the ends are cut off, such as menubar and dock can't be seen.
i can't change the settings on my tv, and the display settings on the mbp are limited. is there any app which can adjust the screen size manually? such as a zoom out tool?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting With My Network To The Internet?

Nov 28, 2010

recently my mbp has not been connecting with my network to the internet. everything else connects just fine. my mbp connects just fine to other networks. but when I try to connect it to my network it fails. it says something about having a self assigned ip address. any remedies on how to fix this?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To LCD Monitor And TV?

Dec 7, 2010

What cables do I need to hook my early 08 MacBook Pro up to my TV and External LCD Monitor? Here's a quick rundown of what I want hooked up. TV, MacBook Pro, and LCD Monitor.MacBook Pro - has a DVI port.TV - has a DVI port and a couple HDMI ports.LCD monitor - is VGA (currently using a VGA to DVI converter to hook up to my Mac).

From my understanding, I will need a DVI extension and a DVI Y splitter either DVI/VGA or DVI/DVI.

Does this seem right? Is their a better way to do this?

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OS X :: Macbook Pro - Connecting To A 5.1 Audio System?

Mar 7, 2009

I have a Macbook Pro unibody and want to get it to my Z-5500 audio system. The Z-5500 has ports for regular mini-plug (6-channel), toslink, and coaxial.

My toslink is already occupied. The mini-plug (6-channel) is occupied by windows PC. So that leaves coaxial.

How would I go about connecting the Mac's audio port (which actually support toslink connections using a mini-plug to toslink adapter) to the Z-5500 coax port?

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OS X :: Connecting MacBook Pro To Samsung LCD

Apr 23, 2009

I thought it would be pretty straight forward connecting my mbp to my lcd samsung. I'm using a belkin hdmi to dvi, and after I connect and select the input on the tv, all I see is the original os x background on the tv. Ao at least I am seeing something and the cable seems to be working, but that's all I see. I can't get anything else to display. When I watch instruction videos people just seem to get the whole desktop with dash and everything to display right after connecting.

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MacBook Pro :: Static Noise When Connecting To TV?

Jul 29, 2009

I connected my MacBook Pro to my TV (non-HD) using a 3.5 to L/R composite for audio (from headset hole) and an Apple DVI to S-Video/composite for video. I'm using the S-video part of the adapter. I get good sound out of both channels, but when I connect the S-video cable, I immediately get static feedback from the stereo speakers (the L/R composites are connected directly into my stereo receiver and the S-video goes into my TV).

The video quality is fine when it's connected...

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting IPhone 3G Via Bluetooth

Aug 1, 2009

I'm trying to connect my iPhone to my new mbp via bluetooth. The ultimate goal is being able to tether, using my different carrier profile that I have (4.0 maybe?). The thing I don't understand is that this worked legitimately like last week and then I got a new hdd and it now doesn't connect via bluetooth. If I go through the set up assistant, I can get the devices paired, but on both my computer and my iphone it says the devices are not "connected". If, on my iphone I click on MacBook Pro - Not Connected" I can see on my computer that it is connected for about 3 seconds and then it goes back to not being connected.

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To A TV/getting Static Image?

Aug 14, 2009

I bought this in hopes of connecting my Macbook to my tv: [URL]

So I connected it, but all I get is a very static-y image... no matter what resolution it is, it still has static/distortion.

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting The Mbp To The Tv With HDMI?

Aug 17, 2009

I was wondering how what cable/s I need to connect my mbp mid 2009 to the tv. I want to connect it via HDMI, I can't find any cable in the apple store for mini dvi to HDMI, is that even possible? What cables do I need to connect the mbp to the tv with HDMI?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To Internet Through IPhone Possible?

Aug 20, 2009

I am a first time MacBook Pro user. I bought this laptop for my business and, when on travel, will need to connect my laptop to the Internet wirelessly. Can I connect my MacBook to the Internet through my I-Phone? Will I need to add software to one or both systems (I-Phone and MacBook) to do this?

As a backup, are there any pay-as-you-go aircards that actually work on a Mac system? I have heard/read negative things about the Virgin Mobile Aircard. Bottom line is that I need reliable connectivity on occasion, thus I do not need a 1 or 2 year contract.

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OS X :: Connecting MacBook Pro To Windows 7 Desktop

Dec 30, 2009

On my mac, to connect to any of my windows computers, I used to go to the "Go" menu and then select "Connect to Server". From there I would type in smb:// and then "connect" and away I would go. I'd get the good old list of network shares to mount. Now when I select the smb://, "connect", I get an error. Nothing network wise has changed. I rebooted my WAP and reset my net connection and everything else. And networking works fine on the PC side.

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OS X :: Connecting Macbook To Mac Pro Via Bluetooth?

Jan 14, 2010

I am trying to connect my macbook pro to my mac pro and transfer files such as updates on my iCal and other applications. I am trying to figure out how to do this. I can connect but i am unsure how to transfer the info over.

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MacBook Pro :: No Audio Connecting To HDTV

May 30, 2010

I had my MBP and TV connected via two cords from Monoprice (Mini DisplayPort Male to HDMI Male 32AWG Cable "5995" which handles video and 3.5mm Stereo Plug/2 RCA Plug Cable "665" which does audio). I'm connecting to a mid 2009 model MBP. I'm aware of the Mini Displayport Male and USB Male Audio to HDMI Female Converting Adapter "5969" however that still required me to purchase a separate HDMI cable to connect to that cord itself plus was four times the total price vs. using 5995 + 665 (plus the Monoprice rep said my method would work just as well).

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To TV - Just Black Screen

Jul 13, 2010

I have a Sylvania TV (model number SRT2420p) and a Macbook Pro. I bought a Mini Displayport to DVI adapter, DVI to RCA, and connected the yellow RCA cord to the tv. In the "game" mode where the RCA cable should be recognized, nothing is happening. I changed the display to all the different display options, and still nothing is popping up on the tv. I changed the display to 1024x640, and restarted the mbp, nothing. The mac realizes it's plugged in because it flashes the blue screen when I put it in or out, and the mouse can go off of the screen.

Is one of my adapters broken?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To Local Network

Aug 11, 2010

I am also a newbie to the MAC world and I am loving it. But I do have a question. At my workplace I access the internet via AirPort. I need to access files on other PC's in the office and I cannot seen to find a way. I know on my HP Laptop I was able to access other computers by clicking on network icon. As a side note I never used ethernet port on HP either.

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting Automatically To The Internet

Mar 13, 2012

My computer used to connect to the internet straight away as it was turned on (wireless), but after a problem with downloading rental films with Itunes store, it has stopped connecting automatically.  The fix for the film rentals was to delete a file called SC i think.  I have had a dig around in all the network tabs

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Its Not Connecting To Internet When Waking Up

Mar 17, 2012

When I wake my two-week-old MacBook Pro up, my Airport Base Station's wireless network shows connection, but I do not have internet for a much, much longer period of time than normal. This only started a few days ago. Prior to that, it was working just fine.

I've tried closing my browser (Chrome), starting another browser (Safari), and restarting. All of these attempts have met with success and failure. Sometimes, doing nothing and waiting for ~2 minutes does the trick.I'd simply like my MBP to connect to the internet ASAP upon waking up.I did no software upgrades recently

Info:MacBook 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 120 GB hard drive, 2.5 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

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MacBook Pro :: Error While Connecting Device

Apr 10, 2012

I bought a pair of beat's by dr.dre wireless bluetooth headphones and they work fine with my iphone but not my macbook pro. "error while connecting the device"..comes up when I try to sync them with my macbook it possible that a bluetooth transmitter would help ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: FaceTime Has Stopped Connecting

May 7, 2012

my facetime has stopped connecting! Also, it will not turn on anymore...

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MacBook Pro :: Computer Not Connecting To Printer?

May 8, 2012

I have a MAcBook Pro and used to have an HP Photosmart printer, however my computer stopped recognizing it as my main printer so I went out and bought a new one, an Epson Stylus NX430 and the same thing is happening with this one. So it must be my computer. My new printer is only wireless and didn't come with a USB cord. It is hooked up to my wireless network and I downloaded the software to my computer, but my computer will not recognize it at all.

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To An IMac Screen?

May 24, 2012

how to connect a mac book pro to an imac screen? I am a designer and I need the larger screen as an option for work, but all my design software is on my mac book pro. What cord/settings would I need to make what is on my mac book pro screen appear on the screen of an imac desktop computer?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Bluetooth Headset Not Connecting?

May 26, 2012

I bought my first MacBook Pro a couple of days ago. I am trying to learn everything, but the bluethooth is not working. I have a rocketfish bluethooth headset and when I pair the MacBook shows it's "Not Connected" but the headset is flashing like it has been paired. When I try to play audio to it, the audio comes from the computer.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting Iphone Via Bluetooth?

May 26, 2012

I have called apple about this issue. my 4s to my mac via bluetooth. it just work link up. all software is up to date. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Power Mac :: Connecting A G4 To The Macbook Pro?

Jun 16, 2012

I have an oder G4 desktop circa 2000 that I'm trying to daisy chain to my new quad-core macbook pro.

I've tried connecting via the ethernet cable and also by running the G4 through my iomega external hard drive via firewire > my iomega drive is attached to the macbook pro.   The G4 doesn't show up on the desktop in either of these configurations. 

I ran across this article from Apple:  How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode [URL] 

Thought I might try this but don't know how to find the manufacturing date of my G4 to see if it qualifies. 


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