7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2014 7:01 AM by jlightening
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Good Day,


I've been monitoring this community forum as a guest only, because IMHO registering with anything over the Internet is equivalent to giving up a piece of your soul, but I could not find anything that would help my unique situation since upgrading to Mavericks. So here I am, and here is my situation.


I own a late 2007 15" Macbook Pro running 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. It's a Vintage brand. The last known OS X I had on it was Lion, and it worked beautifully when I could output my video display using the DVI to composite/S-video adapter hooked up to an analog "tube" TV. I could watch DVDs, YouTube vids in expanded mode, I even figured out how to watch iTunes movies on the TV... at the sacrifice of my computer use. Basically, I needed Mavericks' independent display feature.


But I couldn't have it.


After downloading Mavericks overnight and installing it the next day, My computer would not boot up. It stuck at the Apple logo screen with the loading gear continuously rotating upon itself until it became opaque (too involved too explain). After having service done, I isolated the problem to the adapter. Not only could it not boot up when plugged in, but it also didn't display when plugged in while powered up unless you hit the Mirror Display key. Further experimentations involved using DVI to DVI cables, DVI to VGA cables, and they worked fine.


I will not upgrade to a new HDTV or a new Macbook because everything I have still works, and I can't afford a new setup because jobless. At this point, I don't know what to do. Does Mavericks just plain not want to recognize my DVI port? Is there another way to hook this old laptop to an old TV with the equipment I already have?

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), OS X Mavericks (10.9)