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Help! I have my macbook hooked to the ibm e 400 and the projector says it can not detect a signal.  I have never had this problem with a projector before.  There is no toggle keys like on the pcs  Help!

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  • feathertop Feb 28, 2009

    worked well on other laptops, just not with macbook pro.
    the macbook pro worked well on other monitors, just not with this projector


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Try going to system preferences - displays and see if your macbook is detecting an additional display.

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