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  • sookk Level 1 Level 1

    weird ... i still can't get it to project on my Mcabook Air ...


    How do you connect the projector to your macbook air? Do you connect the VGA cable to the MiniDisplay first then connect the MiniDisplay to your Macbook air?


    Also .. what version of Windows are you running? Windows 7 Ultimate? 64 bit?


    Coz i'm still facing the exact same problem that I am facing previously on my Macbook Pro ... unable to project... frustrating!

  • cahw Level 1 Level 1


    My problem is the same:


    Mackbook Air 2011 wirh Apple original Vga Adapter.

    In Lion everything works. In boot camp Windows 7 Professional 32-bit i can't get any picture on our projectors. An external monitor works thougt.


    I will now contqact Apple Care.



  • sookk Level 1 Level 1

    Apple is just going to tell you that they won't support Windows .... you will need to talk to Microsoft

  • Alister from Melbourne Level 1 Level 1

    I run Win7 Professional SP1 64-bit.  The MBA is a 13" maxed out with 256Gb SSD and 4Gb RAM.

  • sookk Level 1 Level 1

    Ok ... here's my findings so far:


    • Connecting from Macbook Air to my projector (Sanyo) doesn't work
    • Connecting to my external monitor (Lenovo) works fine.
    • My friend tested with Toshiba and Panasonic projector ... works (don't know the length of the VGA cable there)


    I suspect it is because of the VGA cable being too long (for the projector) or the brand of the projector itself. The Mini Display port DOES work .... but very very inconsistent. My suggestion .. get a USB - VGA cable instead.



  • sookk Level 1 Level 1

    Btw ... anyone tried this and see if it works:



    <oppsss ... please ignore this ... it is only applicable to those with bootcamp 3.2 and below>

  • GreenHornet Level 1 Level 1

    I've got a very similar issue with a bunch of Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2011).  I've found using long (5-10m) cables will not work in Windows with all levels of Bootcamp 3.2 -> 4.0 (Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit).


    2m cables seems to work fine for me for all monitors/projectors.

  • rchawla Level 1 Level 1

    I just got the new MBA and am having the same issues with Windows 7 x64.  This is really bad for me as I cannot work any more with my laptop, someone from APPLE please respond with a solution.


    I went to the Genius bar and they just plugged in a normal old PC and it worked.  Will a USB > VGA work?


  • Alister from Melbourne Level 1 Level 1

    Under Intel Graphics (in the shortcut toolbar bottom right corner) go to graphics properties/multiple displays.  Set it the way you want it there. 


    I am finding that it's flakey though and sometimes you need to reboot windows with the projector connected to get success.  luckily that is a very quick process with these laptops.

  • cahw Level 1 Level 1

    I have now find out that it does work on some projectors but not at all on Sanyo or Epson. I have checked that I am using the latest driver software for the intel graphics chip. I have tried different resolutions. In Lion mode or with normal PC laptop it all works.


    I must now try to return my air, which I like but that I can't trust in a customer situation.

  • Alister from Melbourne Level 1 Level 1

    If it helps I find I get best results by making sure everything is powered up fully and then connecting the projector to the MBA.  That works every time for me now.


    If either the MBA or projector is not fully powered up and awake the results are variable.  Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

  • Jengill Level 1 Level 1

    Hi purposely spent the extra to get a Mac for the incredible graphics as I do very ornate Powerpoint/Keynote presentations.


    The Mac connects perfectly to my external monitor and my home Epson projector, but not even remotely to various other projectors - Optima, 3M or Benq.  This is VERY frustrating.

    What's even more frustrating is the lack of answers.  Surely Apple should be providing the fix?


    I have to copy my presentations onto some 1/2 price other machine.


    Come on Apple - do something about this!




  • marcushirt Level 1 Level 1

    I just ran into this issue when presenting at Java One. My first session had an A/V switch with DVI input. That one worked perfectly with my DVI adapter. The other session room had an A/V switch with only VGA inputs. That one did not work at all. I ended up having to do my presentation sitting next to one of the projectors, hooked up to it directly over DVI. This means my session could not be recorded. Not funny. At all. I love my brand new Core i7 MBA, but this is a deal breaker.

  • Alister from Melbourne Level 1 Level 1

    I had the problem again last week at a client site.  Couldn't get the output working on their conference video system.  Luckily we had a Dell laptop as well which (of course) worked fine.  But if not.........

  • badrishns Level 1 Level 1

    This worked!!

    I have Windows 7 (64 bit) on Bootcamp.

    I use Apple mini Display port to VGA cable


    After installing all Windows 7 update from Microsoft, I found these 2 optional updates and installed them. It worked on my VGA display.

    Intel - Other hardware - Intel(R) Management Engine Interface

    Intel Corporation - Display - Intel(R) HD Graphics Family