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Mini display port to HDMI problem

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  • CyborgPatrick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 31, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to Vic-zx)

    I have ordered the 3m MDP to HDMI cable from NEET.

    For reference if it is a power issue which I also have been suspecting, how long is your cable Vic-zx?

     

    I will reply to this thread after some testing.

     

    I Wish you all, good luck with this annoying problem and a happy new year!

  • Vic-zx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 31, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to CyborgPatrick)

    Nice one, im sure its gonna work, at least im hoping for you it will. Mines not failed me in over 15months.

    Its the same cable mate, 3 meters.

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:15 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    Does anyone have any ideas as to why Apple would not manufacture an mDP to HDMI adapter?  They have their own brand of VGA and DVI adapters (I have used both), but every listing for a Mac says you you need to have a third-party adapter if you want to go to HDMI.  Perhaps this is the conspiracy theorist in me talking, but it seems strange that they wouldn't make one for such a popular cable technology, even though I know they are trying to push Thunderbolt monitors.  Do they have an idea of what makes these third-party adapters that they suggest buying die off prematurely, I wonder? 

     

    The image below is the video-out listing when I go to their online store.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:29 AM (in response to wcs0816)

    wcs0816 wrote:

     

    Perhaps this is the conspiracy theorist in me talking,

    Probably.

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:34 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Too bad there isn't a 59-page long thread where we can talk about our dead third-party adapters.  Oh wait...

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:37 AM (in response to wcs0816)

    wcs0816 wrote:

     

    Too bad there isn't a 59-page long thread where we can talk about our dead third-party adapters.  Oh wait...

    Do you actually have a point or are you specializing in innuendo this week?

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:43 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Do you actually have any advice for those of us that come here looking for help, or are you just making noise?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:46 AM (in response to wcs0816)

    Why don't you take your innuendo and barbed sarcasm and ........

     

    Read the thread if you want to see my advice, I am not your research assistant.

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:48 AM (in response to Csound1)

    I've been following along for the last year, so I'm good.  But best of luck with your "points" and thanks for the value you have provided to the community.

  • Vic-zx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:52 AM (in response to wcs0816)

    Gentlemen, gentlemen. Let us not lose focus on how Apple fails to address this issue.

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:55 AM (in response to Vic-zx)

    I'm with you.  I just want it to work.

  • Vic-zx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:00 AM (in response to wcs0816)

    have you tried the mdp-hdmi NEET cable? mines been fine for over a year now.

  • wcs0816 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:09 AM (in response to Vic-zx)

    I have not, but only because the only reputable place I see selling them is Amazon's UK store, and I'm in the states.

  • CyborgPatrick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:13 AM (in response to Vic-zx)

    Their ignorance of this issue astounding. This thread has now just under 1 million views and 900 replies.

    I think Apple knows of this but just doesn't comment on it because it would cause mass returns of these MacBooks.

     

    It's definately their problem since the collective configurations on this thread covers so many different adapters, cables and TVs. It must be a Apple hardware or software issue.

     

    But since the issue isn't admitted by Apple they can keep fisting us harder by selling us adapters that break or even worse, charge us for replacement parts because of their design flaw.

  • mcole1987 Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:17 AM (in response to Ponponhead)

    So I was out of town over the holidays and my Dad's newer macbook pro was having the same issue.  I was using an off brand DVI to HDMI as well as an Apple mini display to DVI.  Since he has applecare, I sat on the phone with their support guys for an hour trying all kinds of display and graphic card resets, etc, to no avail.  Then he asked me if I had a different minidisplay to DVI adapter I could try.  I told him I shouldn't need to because the one I was currently using worked on a monitor I had and a Sony TV, but I tried it anyway.  It was a cheap knockoff brand, but to my surprise, it worked!

     

    He said he would replace my apple adapter when I got home.  Anyway, long story long...this leads me to believe that all adapters are not created equal, and even the apple ones fail / only work in certain circumstances.

     

    Good luck everyone!

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