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ISDN cable between MacBook and TV

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Jul 21, 2012 4:15 PM

Connected ISDN cable between MacBook and my TV can see it makes connection but it does not work.

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  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Jul 21, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to ANHC)

    ISDN is the ethernet cable. That won't work. You'll need a Mini-DVI or Mini DisplayPort adapter depending on the model of your MacBook.

     

    To see which model you have go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info (and then System Report if you’re running 10.7 Lion). When System Profiler comes up check the Model Identifier and post it back here.

  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
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    Jul 22, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to ANHC)

    You have the display set in Extended Desktop mode with the MacBook as the main screen. The Menu Bar and Dock will be on the MacBook display and your background screen on the TV but you can move the cursor onto the TV screen. 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. Just click 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 use the MacBook’s keyboard and trackpad 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. That will give you the same screen at the same resolution on both the MacBook and the external monitor.

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