Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 12:19 AM (in response to cazmn01)
Same blue screen on both rMBP and external HDMI display (HP LP2475w) after 10.8.2 upadte. Sometimes jumble pixels on rMBP screen if external is on and plugged in on start up. But same HDMI works fine on Sony Playstation 3D Display as external monitor for some reason.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to leo92)
Unfortunately, these posts are not numbered, but the "fix" is my post of September 24, 5:05 pm.
I'll restate it here with some clarifications. But this is not the fix for everyone with MBP-HDMI problems, and as I've suggested previously, you may have to get Apple support.
Go to Finder.
In the root directory (MacBookPro or whatever your HD is called), go to Library, go to Preferences, find com.apple.windowserver.plist and put it into Trash
In your own user directory, go to Library (to see the user Library folder in Finder, click the Go menu in finder and at the same time hold the Option key down, and then you'll see Library). Go to Preferences folder within the Library folder, go to the ByHost directory within the Preferences folder, find com.apple.windowserver.[random numbers and letters].plist, and put that plist file into Trash.
There may be more than one com.apple.windowserver.xxxxxx.plist file in both of these directories, including one that ends in plist.lck--just remove any plist file with "windowserver" in it. You won't cause any harm by removing a plist file.
You do not have to empty the Trash folder, but you can if you want to.
I don't know how to state it any more clearly than that. If it doesn't work, and it may not, especially with non-Retina MBPs, then you have to call Apple support.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to KenV54)
Thanks very much for the fix. I too was having the same issue on a new MacBook Pro Retina thinking that it was the firmware update (Apple and nVidia created it for the gamers, WoW in particular). After reading your post and knowing that I too use a 50 inch Samsung for work and the only connect IT gave me was a HDMI connection. It worked fine prior to the update and my co-workers at work uses the HP Elite and even though its another computer maker theirs worked fine along with mine prior to the 10.8.2 update.
After deleting the windowservers plist files (I found 3) I quickly hooked up my HDMI cable and wa la it worked!
Thanks again and buy your Apple Rep a beer.
I did notice that my 50 in display had a setting of 1920 x 1880 @ 30 Hz. Is that the same for you?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to Galor)
"I did notice that my 50 in display had a setting of 1920 x 1880 @ 30 Hz. Is that the same for you?"
I don't have a Samsung. I use a projector TV, and it gives me a 1400x900 60Hz display.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to Maui Todd)
Did you read through this thread? It looks as though you only responded to the first post.
The answer is here, twice, and restated six posts above yours on page 6 of the thread.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to Galor)
tried everything even the NVRAM and PRAM reset.... nothing works i hope apple fix this firmware bug soon enough
I'M kinda angry right now
brand new macbook air.. and just after the 10.8.2 update the minidisplay port ISN'T working.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to KenV54)
You're so right...was so frustrated I just linked to first entry. Just followed your directions and will attempt to hook up to external display/VGA projector in morning and will update comment.
Thanks for checking up on me and giving me kind direction!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to KenV54)
Hi there....gave your instructions a try and this morning was my first to test the system, but unfortunately the problem persists for me. A have a house full of Macs and have been traveling with MBP's for years....and this rMBP has several issues si I think it's time for a trip to the Apple Store for some help. Thanks again for your suggestion....glad it's worked for many!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to Maui Todd)
Maui, I'm sorry to hear the fix didn't work. It was Apple's solution, of course, based on the data they collected from my rMBP, and apparently applied to many but not all rMBPs and/or projectors. I assume you found and trashed all the com.apple.windowserver.xxxxxx.plist files in both the root Library and in your user Library and subdirectories.
My guess is that the Apple Store Geniuses won't have the answer, either, since they depend upon the Appple knowledge base for problems like this. Since you most likely still have AppleCare on your rMBP, i would suggest you give them a call, have them bump the problem up to a higher level, let them collect data from your computer while it is plugged into your own projector, and see if it's some other issue.
Good luck. If you come up with an answer, please post it here.