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Mini display port to HDMI problem

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  • yongo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2011 8:04 PM (in response to Tintan68)

    Tintan68: I don't know for sure but it can't hurt.  The gfxsoftware is so that YOU can dictate which processor the computer is using vice an automated service. 

  • Figaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2011 3:50 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    On the first page of this discussion Ponponhead stated that connecting his adapter to his computer, turning on his TV, and then connecting the cable from the TV to the Adapter "worked". After numerous tries of just standard plugging in my second screen to make it work in 1920x1080px resolution I tried this, and it worked the first time - the 1920x1080px resolution was now available as an option in the "screen-options" panel. Before I could only choose like, 1024x768 or 1360x768 at highest, which looks kinda silly on a 24'' screen.

     

    When I bought the screen I had these problems as well, and the screen wouldn't go into HD before I had it connected to another computer, and reconnected it to my macbook pro. It has gone on HD since, until ofc this morning where I had to mess around with it again, and googled my way to this forum.

     

    So from now on I'll plug it in and hope that it has remembered my settings, as it usually did. But if that doesn't work. Adapter in computer, power on screen, connect screencable to adapter, and if that doesn't work, so help me god I will "windows-style" try it all over again...

  • jenguyen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to Ponponhead)

    TRY THIS:

     

    I have same problem,

    I often use a Macbook Pro 13" connect to a TV plasma Samsung 42" by adapter MiniDisplay Port to HDMI to watch movie or play game (i alway use Command+F1 to switch Screen to Mirror/ two Screen). But one day, when i'm playing asphatl6, i press Command+F1 too much (4-5s), my TV can't not display anything, i had restart, plug-in/ out...bla bla... but it can't work.

     

    I google 2 day, found alot topic like this but can't help my self.

    Then today, i try repair it work, first, i come to tell you:

     

    1. Connect Mac with Second Display (TV) by MiniDisplay to HDMI - Adapter cable (all On now)

    2. Just close your Macbook (your Mac will be Sleep now).

    3. Now, you open it, then press any key to wake up my Mac.

    4. Goto Menu/ Sleep (one more)

    5. Press any key to wakeup your Mac again.

    Then your TV/ Display Monitor work. I go to System Preferences/ Hardware/ Display to Open Display window. Now, There is "Arrangerment" button between Display and Color buttons, to edit something for my second screen.

     

    I don't know why but it WORK.

    I used a china cheap cables but it's not about hardware. I think there are some bugs in software, when you plugin your hardware to much, it can't change fast enough.

    Hope this help you.

     

    Je Nguyễn/ from Hanoi/ Vietnam

  • _Bernie_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to Ponponhead)

    Ok, so I have the latest model 13" macbook air with Lion, and when I connect it to my 720p hd tv to watch movies, the display/sound fades in and out. i.e. it works notmally for 10-30 seconds, then blacks out/mutes the audio (coming through HDMI).  I am using the griffin adapter.  Same issue occurs at different resolutions.

     

    The same adapter/computer works fine on my 720p projector (no flickering).

     

    The same adapter/ HDMI cable(tried 2)/TV works fine with my pre-thunderbolt mac book pro.

     

    Same issue with or without audio running through HDMI.

     

    HELP!!!!

  • KB from Ontario Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 7, 2011 4:15 PM (in response to KB from Ontario)

    In reply to myself...

     

    The replacement cable from Apple works - at least in my preliminary testing.  So, the first cable was indeed faulty.

     

    I now discover two issues, one minor and one major. 

     

    The minor issue is that you cannot switch audio output from HDMI to default internal speakers (or visa-versa) on-the-fly with non-Apple apps.  For example, with VLC I have to stop the video (not pause but stop) and then change the output.

     

    The MAJOR issue is I have now discovered the dreaded "Dual monitors and fullscreen fiasco" that plagues OS X Lion. I sure hope Apple fixes this as it certainly renders dual screens useless that in full screen mode one is blanked out.

  • oakapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 8, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to KB from Ontario)

    I am also having a mini display port to HDMI problem. It is very specific to 5.1 PCM audio only and only my back right speaker I can't get audio.

     

    It does not have this problem when I am playing encoded audio such as DTS 5.1 and DD 5.1. My receiver says it receives multi channel 5.1 audio on the screen when I play 5.1 PCM and it says DD/DTS 5.1 when I play that.

     

    I am using OSX Lion 10.7.2 on a mid 2010, 27 inch iMac.

     

    Thanks

  • mrfizzed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 9, 2011 9:39 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    So correct me if I am wrong but if I have a macbook late 2009 aluminum model with graphics 9400 something or other this explains why my externak monitor no longer works?  if that is the case, is there a fix for lion 10.7.2?  Anyone?  Please help, my eyes cant handle 13" anymore.

  • Richard KL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:04 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    I have been running the miniDisplay to HDMI for a few months now without any problems. Mine was an OEM model running on SONY HDMI 1.4a HIGH SPEED cable. I think some of the problem here is caused by the cable, not rated as HIGH SPEED. Apparently, there are some fake HIGH SPEED cable in the market. The sound output on TV also with no problems but this has to be done manually, to switch from internal speakers to TV. And what I normally do if I want to use the TV as the main screen and shut off my MBP 15" screen, for watching movies, etc since Apple has not solve the Full Screen issue, is to partially close the MBP screen until an 1" gab is left. This will push all the image to the TV, making it the master screen.

  • Richard KL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:10 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    just to  add.. if the screen goes blank for what every reason, just dim up/down as most of the time, the screen will come back to live Apparently, OSX Lion has this issue with the dimming... ie when coming out of screensaver mode, it will remain dim and not back to its original setting.

  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to Richard KL)

    You have the display set in Extended Desktop mode. In System Preferences>Display on the MacBook screen there should be an Arrangement tab when you have the MacBook hooked up to the TV and both screens working. When you click the Arrangement tab do you see two monitors side by side? One of them will have a Menu Bar at the top. Justclick on the Menu Bar and drag it to the second monitor. That will make the second monitor your main screen. You can now use your MacBook in Clamshell Mode with a wired or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131 When you disconnect from the TV your Menu Bar will automatically change back to the MacBook.


    Or if you want to work on the MacBook screen while showing it on a TV you can check the Mirror Display box on the lower left hand side of the Arrangement tab under the two monitors box.

  • turntablez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    I cant actually beleive how many different remedies there are for this on this thread!

    Its not a faulty lead, its not settings to mirror etc because you cant actually see these settings until your display is detected!

    I had this working on snow leopard and lion until an update! So its clear either on purpose or a bug!

    But seen as apple dont fully support display port to hdmi (yet) this probably was never tested or gunna be fixed

    But hey who knows!!!!

    Ive tried three different TVs with this and no joy.

     

  • perchrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    In my case, I'm pretty sure it's the cable/adapter. I thought for a while that it was a software problem, too. It works with my friends adapter, and I managed to get it working once in a while by jerking the cable in and out when I was playing with it earlier. At one point I had it working by sticking the connector halfway in and pulling on the cable at a certain angle, but it stopped working as soon as I let go of the cable.

     

    I think the reason why this thread has almost 300,000 views is that it's just too hard to manufacture these adapters. The mini displayport design is simply too small. I opened up the plug on my adapter, and it's just a big mess in there. The wires in the cable are hand-soldered to the connector, and the soldering points are extremely tiny. Better yet, this has to be done by a chinese worker with minimal training to keep cost down.

     

    If anyone who works for Apple is reading this, please just change the mini displayport connector to a HDMI connector on your next line of computers. It would be so much easier.

  • oakapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:00 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    I was having audio problems, but fixed it by setting the receiver to "direct" instead of multichannel.

  • johnbello05 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to Ponponhead)

    I just got the same problem if you havent resolve your problem here is what  i did:

     

     

    I click on "System Preference"

    Click On "Display"

    Them On Arrengement At this point Make sure your Mirrow square is checked on the left bottom corner

    After that you can click on "display again, thats located next to "arrengement" on the top of the window

    For my sony tv 32" im using 1080p

     

    Good Luck! 

  • paipaipai314 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2011 3:32 AM (in response to johnbello05)

    my case:

    got a white macbook 2009 version.

    with mini display port to HDMI with "moshi" adapter and "artwizz hdmi mini port cable" as well, both works fine.

    connecting to Asus Pro art PA248 monitor.

     

    change to newly mac air in 2011 using the same adapter connect to the same monitor. ( with updated display port firmware installed)

    which it detect the monitor wrong and cannot find the correct profile.

    try manually del and change the profile

    the extension monitor display works but still cannot get the correct colour profile

    (could choose the profile but no effect at all - profile choosen - sRGB 2.1)

     

    try 2 montior still not woking.

     

    solution:

    need to use the  apple mini port to DVI, the only solution to make all things work correctly.

     

    seems there is a software problem, anyone got simliar case???

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