Hi I have a ViewSonic VG 910s, which I was using connected to a Macbook Pro via DVI.
A week ago, a connected them (as usual) an the monitor didn?t respond. It is just black, and if I turn it off and on the ?no signal? sign appears.
The monitor is working nicely via the VGA input (which BTW connects to the DVI adaptor of the MAC) with no problem.
Any ideas on which could be the problem with the DVI?
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The VGA section of the Monitor is totally separate circuit than that used by the DVI circuit. Either or will do an automatic switch to what ever circuit communicates via the proper attachment (VG or DVI cable). AS long as the VGA Drivers are up-to-date the operating system should recognize the Video signal. Check the DEVICES and look for Video. Your Monitor should show up if the connection is proper, and if not there, you may have a bad Video Cord.
Hi, i also have a conia plasma (and sony 510 amp). Which video connection are you using? DVI-VGA? DVI-component? Note that the tv probably defaults to using YPBR rather than VGA so you may need to play with settings in the menu ...
Am I correct in understanding that your MacBook is operating properly, but when you attach your external monitor it doesn't show anything?
I often connect my black MacBook 2GHz to my flat screen's VGA port. Sometime the screen doesn't respond for one reason or another. The fastest solution is typically to mirror the screens then return to normal. When that doesn't work, it's usually enough to restart the MacBook while it's still plugged in to the external monitor. If neither of those work, try connecting to a different monitor or finally try replacing the connector.
Unfortunately those connectors don't have the best life spans. (See Apple's customer reviews on DVI connectors.)
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Depends on the connections you have on both. Most MacBook Pros have a DVI connector on the side. If the IBM projector takes that sort of input, then all you need is that cable. If the IBM projector has a VGA input, then you'll need an adaptor from DVI to VGA. (VGA input is standard monitor looking connector.)