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Macbook 2.2 & BenQ G2400w

18631 Views 36 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2009 1:22 PM by jasonbuechler RSS
  • Jez from farrah Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:12 AM (in response to davidreimers)
    Hi all, just upgraded to 10.5.6 and my Benq 2400 runs O.K now.
    Mac OS X (10.5.6), Macbook 2.2 intel core duo
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    Jan 31, 2009 2:15 AM (in response to Jez from farrah)
    Jez, what you mean by "O.K"?

    I'd updated to 10.5.6, too. But, still, need to use the "pin-16 method".

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    MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), BenQ G2400W
  • Elbebass Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2009 4:48 AM (in response to -(0_0)-)
    Just bought a converter the second time, Pin16 removed but even that isn't working ;(
    Macbook 2,4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
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    Apr 27, 2009 9:22 AM (in response to Elbebass)
    Mac OS X (10.5.5) won't work even with the Pin16 method. Go 10.5.6 or 10.5.4, but still, w/o the Pin16.

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    MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), BenQ G2400W
  • Elbebass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2009 10:44 PM (in response to delite1000)
    Anyone already had a change to test it with the new 10.5.7? Wonder when it finally will work without any workarounds...
    Macbook 2,4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 10.5.7
  • sint Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2009 5:11 AM (in response to delite1000)
    Just tested the monitor on Mac OS X version 10.5.7 using a DVI cable with pin 16 removed. I can confirm that the workaround which was broken by 10.5.5 is now working again.

    Just a recap:
    1) Connect the monitor using a DVI cable from which pin 16 is removed (as described in earlier posts in this thread).
    2) Use the "Enter" button on the monitor to switch to HDMI mode. The screen should turn blue.
    3) "Detect displays" in Mac OS X. Now when you press "Gather Windows", the second window should be titled "BenQ G2400W".
    4) Use the "Enter" button on the monitor to switch to DVI mode.
    5) Enjoy!
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    Jul 14, 2009 1:22 PM (in response to new appleuser)
    hi, you clearly have a stronger background in electronics than I do, launching straight for pin removal. you'd said in your original post that you suspected the EDID...

    I have a similar issue...
    Macbook stopped working with a certain specific display (external DVI)
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2081807&tstart=0
    ...where I actually mentioned suspecting the DDC from my monitor.

    Unfortunately, here's where our situations differ, as my setup was working for a long time before suddenly stopping. Do you have any suggestion whether or not a similar fix would apply for me?

    Thank you!
    Jason
    2gig macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
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