OS X :: Syncing MacBook Air With External Non-apple Monitor?
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.
My friend has a PowerBook G4 and he wants to connect it with an external 20" Apple Cinema display. His friend told him it was not possible to connect it, but I am not certain if this information is correct. He asked me to help advise him on this, but unfortunately I don't know enough about Apple hardware to give him the information he is looking for. I am wondering if anyone happens to know the answer on this.
I picked up a new MacBook yesterday and I noticed a weird issue when coming out of "monitor sleep" mode, not regular sleep mode.
When I move the mouse, the external monitor shows what you see in the picture, kinda like a TV with no signal. The MacBook screen works fine so what I just do is unplug and re-plug in the DVI plug and everything is good again.
My 24 inch Dell monitor worked fine with my M1330 and other computers so I know it's not that. Does anyone have the same issue or maybe give me some light on this?
I have a 22" Dell external monitor on my MBP. I know that I just close the cover to my MBP to shut off the screen. What do I do in those instances that I want to use both screens? There has to be something simpler than restarting the MBP?
As said, my current set up is an HDMI - DVI cable (HDMI to monitor and DVI to adapter) and my DVI - mini DisplayPort adapter, everything is connected fine but when I turn on the monitor, it says cable not found... and nothing is displayed on the screen but on the Macbook side of things, it sees the monitor is connected (I can extend the screen and leave the screen) but other than that, it appears I cannot get an image on the monitor, pressing every button on the monitor does not work either.
Any other information that may seem necessary, let me know. I tried clearing my PRAM and clearing the power and such but nothing seems to work.
I have a 27" i7. I have a 24" DVI Montior hooked up to it via MDP->DVI adaptor. When the 24" Monitor is on, everything is fine. When I turn the monitor off, the magic mouse tracking on the 27" screen stutters. I am not kidding - it took me ages to figure out that to fix I either need to turn the other monitor on OR disconnect the MDP->DVI adaptor.
I have a macbook pro from 2007, and I just popped into a tagsale and picked up one 2001 Mac Studio Monitor and a 2001 Fomac Gallery monitor.. So I was hoping to use the monitors with my laptop because the small screen on this laptop is KILLING me, and i'm not yet prepared (financially) to get a powermac.. Paid $10 for both of them..
my issue right now is, the monitor's cable doesnt match the input on my compuer. I need a ACD DVI clip cable.. Now, i looked them up and the price is $100! Call me naive, but i had no clue a connector cable would ever cost that much..
So basically, I am curious if there was a different option to get this to work with my computer OR if there is a place to get a used or "extra" cable
I have a G4 powerbook with an LCD that only displays the top 25% of the screen. I've been using an external monitor with it just fine. Today, I reinstalled the OS and ran into a problem. The main OSX startup menu (you know, where it asks for your location, timezone, personal info, etc) is prompting me for information, and I can't see the forms to fill them in! The external monitor defaults to "extended" as opposed to "mirrored", and the forms are embedded, meaning I can't drag them over to my external monitor. Obviously, if I can't fill out these forms and get to the desktop, the laptop is completely useless.
Does anyone know how to force the external monitor to be "mirrored" from startup? Is there a keycommand?
I have been using the latest macbook pro 13.3" since April 2010. Over the last week the monitor suddenly goes completely white and the external monitor goes black. The laptop becomes unresponsive although the programmes opened continue running (e.g a skype voice call would continue without interruption although the monitor is all white).
The only solution at the moment is to press the turn off button for a few seconds then switch the laptop on again. It will then work normally until for no apparent reason this happens again.
Is there a way to use my external monitor as my only monitor when connected to my mbp? Or, can i clone my display, but at separate resolutions? I am able to do this on windows with nvidia software, is there software that allows further customization?
The Notes function will not communicate to or from my iMac to my iPad or iTouch in the Cloud.The iPad and iTouch communicate ok with each other.The other functions in the Cloud are working perfectly between all 3 devices.
I've hooked up my Macbook Pro 2009 to my external monitor and everything works. The issue is the mac image on the external monitor is cut off like I can't see the white top bar. Any solutions to fix this issue?
I'd like to know why Apply syncing does not support notes and task syncing with the iPhone.It used to when I had a Balckberry and used a third party sync app.I bought the iPhone (4S) thinking that syncing would be smoother and have less problems than I was having with the Blackberry and third party sync software.
I've been using my black macbook for several years with both my Apple Cinema Display and Panasonic TV with the Apple mini-dvi to dvi adapter, but today when I tried to hook my macbook up with the tv it didn't work. The Tv just showed a black picture and nothing happend when I un- and replugged the cable. I tried it on my ACD as well and the colors wasn't right on it. Some colors wasn't showing, eg red. Green and blue was OK. I'm suspecting the adapter to be the problem, 'cause I've tried everything (also in preferences) and been using this method for years! Any thoughts on the problem? Should I buy a new adapter or try something else?
Connection methods; TV = mini-dvi to dvi, and dvi to hdmi ACD = mini-dvi to dvi and dvi directly to the ACD
I recently purchased a brand new 15" MacBook Pro to replace my old one. I was told when ordering it that I would be able to hook up two external monitors to it using the Matrox DualHead2Go hardware. So, I also bought a 27" Cinema Display (non-Thunderbolt since it wouldn't work with the DH2Go). However, when I contacted Matrox they said their products don't support screens as large as the 27" ACD. how I can hookup a 27" Apple Cinema Display at 2560x1440 and a Acer 22" monitor at 1685x1050 (or, anything less really) to my new MacBook Pro? I've looked around and haven't been able to find a good answer.
is it possible to use the screen of a macbook pro as an external monitor for a different device?specifically, I have a mythtv system at home that I want to bring to school, and was wondering if i could get the monitor of the macbook to display the mythtv system (preferably via the VGA connector).
I have a 2.0 white macbook but am thinking of upgrading to a unibody. How do I connect to an (either model) external monitor and can the MB be closed and still be "on". Someone I know told me they had a docking station for their Dell but I'm not really looking to buy more equipment. So I'm looking for suggestions on how to do this.
I got a fairly nifty AOC 16" USB monitor from TigerDirect.it isn't totally Apple-Quality, but its bright... looks decent at 1366x768... and I got the color of the windows to almost completely match. I would suggest the AOC USB monitor to anyone looking for a cheap way to get a 2 monitor setup. And, it runs from a USB port only... no need to plug it in. Very nice. One drawback of this model is that it does have protrait AND landscape modes... there is a stand on the rear that you twist and can stand the monitor up on its end. However, the Mac drivers don't support this feature! Shucks! I had grandure thoughts of having a document in portrait mode all tall and beautiful. OR, a killer long Facebook window. But alas, this feature will have to wait for now... man, if AOC can release a new driver with this feature; I would say this $140 monitor is a KILLER. Still reccommend it.
First, when I connected it the monitor was aligned or setup on the left hand side... I want the NEW 16" monitor to be on the right hand side just as an extra screen space... so, I opened displays and moved the alignment. I noticed you can go up down left or right... which is cool. So I set it up for the right hand side, so when I scroll off the MBP screen to the right the cursor just goes over to the new screen. Great. However, the dock and toolbar are on the NEW 16" monitor no matter what I do! I want the dock and toolbar on the MBP still; and the new monitor just sitting there ready for me to throw any STUFF on it. How do I do that?
Also, when I use that multiple desktop feature... lol, I forget what its called. Each desktop switches the new 16" monitor to whatever # of screen I'm on. I can live with that if its the only way. BUT, better for me would be if the MBP has the dock and toolbar... can switch between those different screen #s... AND, the new 16" just sits to the right as extra space. So when I switch screen #s, the new 16" stays the same with whatever windows I have open staying there... this might not be doable, and that would be OK... but wondering if theres a way to do that too...
I have a Macbook Pro 2.16 Core Duo, and I'm wanting to install 10.6, but about a year ago, I cracked my screen to the point that I cannot make anything out on it, and haven't replaced it. Instead, I have just been using it in clamshell mode, which has worked out fine so far. My problem is that I cannot get the 10.6 install to show up on my external monitor.
I searched around, and could only find one other similar thread that just ended with the author putting it in clamshell and having it work fine. When I boot to the install and close the screen, I just get a grey box on my external display with a black bar on either side of it. I can't seem to find any other resources, so I'm not entirely sure what to do at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I currently have an external hardrive connected to my time capsule. On this external HD I have all my music and movies stored. I use my MacBook Pro to access these remotely via the wireless network. This enables me to access my movies and music without having to clog up my MBP hard drive with these large files. I am however concerned with loosing my music and movies if I have an external HD failure. I would like to sync this external HD with another ext HD. Does anybody know of a good simple syncing software that will ensure that when I add a movie or album to one ext hd, it is synced to another ext HD? This does not have to be automatic, it can work on frequency/time basis. Microsoft have SyncToy which I understand performs this function. Do we have something similar for the Mac OS?
I'm running an older 24 inch cinema display on my MBP and am looking to add second 24 inch monitor for use in FCP. My only cheap option seems to be a USB gizmo, something like this [URL]. Anyone have any experience with this device, specifically with FCP 6; I'd like to use the second monitor to playback the footage in the viewer so I don't think the device needs too much horse power but the footage will be in the ProRes 422 format.
I have an early 2010 13 inch macbook hooked up to an AG neovo F-417 monitor. Now i can get it to connect in both mirror and clamshell mode, but it seems to black out on me every few seconds ranging from 20 to sometimes a few minutes, switching back to the macbook screen.
I have basically tried to use every possible screen resolution but the blackouts won't go away.
is it possible that it is an incompatibility issue?
I recently bought a Macbook, and I've been trying to connect it to my external Samsung SyncMaster P2270 screen using a DVI-to-miniDVI adapter from Apple. It works, both as extended or mirrored screen, but the maximum resolution I get is 1600x1200 (and I actually use 1600x900, cause it looks distorted otherwise).
Any clues on how to get it to output 1920x1080? I'm sure that the screen supports that resolution, because I've used it before with another laptop.
Just bought a new 22' LG monitor and I have the Mini DisplayPort to VGA. When I connect my monitor to my MacBook all is OK until I try to chose the 1680x1050 which is the LG's prefered resolution. When I chose it, my monitor turns to black, then after a while it shows the picture for a second, then black again.. Is this a 9400m fault, or the VGA adapter fault?If I try a MiniDisplay port to DVI, will it work in 1680 x 1050? All the other resolutions are shown ok..