I'm having difficulties connecting my late-2013 retina display Macbook Pro to my Viewsonic PJD5223 projector. I have a (working) HDMI to VGA adaptor as well as an HDMI to mini-displayport/thunderbolt adaptor, and I have tried using two methods to connect:
1. Using he HDMI port directly
2. Using the thunderbolt port through the HDMI/thunderbolt adaptor on the Macbook Pro
Neither method appear to working. My Macbook Pro screen begins to blink/flicker, as if connecting then disconnecting rapidly. During the quick flashes, sometimes I can catch a glimpse of successful connection to the projector because the display settings panel for multiple screens appears.
I know that my adaptors are working because I can connect my Macbook Pro to my HP monitor with either of the two methods. I can also connect my PC to the projector using the HDMI/VGA adaptor. The problem appears to be specific to the retina display Macbook Pro or a more recent software update because I can connect to the projector using an older 2008 non-retina Macbook Pro.
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
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Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)
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Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), also have VMware Fusion 5.0
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Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
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Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
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