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Aug 24, 2009

So I now have my first Apple related support call; One of my user group has an MacBook Air (very nice it is too), he works from home and has an external monitor 24" Samsung panel - which is hooked upto the MacBook Air via an Apple mini-port to DVI adapter. So far so good, anyway have had a call from said user who has informed that the monitor is not Syncing with his MacBook, now I'm taking this to mean that no signal is being displayed on the Samsung panel.

My question is this; How do I sync the monitor to display the output signal from the MacBook? How easy is it to do? And is there a "101" guide to resolving these problems on t'interweb? I did have a cursory browse throught he forums but couldn't find a thread which was suitably close.

Don't have physicall access to the Macbook as user works remotely and we don't have any remote access tools, so the support given will be over the phone - hence my question on how easy it is to sync the monitor.


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I have used my ultimate 11" on usual mirrored display on battery power and in clamshell mode.

A few hours ago, I was running many apps in mirrored mood and my air just began to lag so badly after an hour. Expose is slow as well as surfing and clicking. I wondered what happened. Then I plug back power supply and close the lid of Air, hence running in clamshell mode. It then returned to full speed.

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