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    Macbook minidvi to vga to hdtv display problem
    ok so i have a old macbook from late 2006 to early 2007. i had droped the computer on my floor hence ruining the screen. it would have cost too much to fix the screen, so i bout a mini dvi to vga and the a vga-vga cord. i had not charged or used the broken macbook in almost a year and a half and it took it a while to boot up. anyway when i plugged the macbook into my hdtv it seemed to work. it showed my background and would allow me to right click and even make a new folder. however i could not see my front row, my desktop items or the bar on top of the screen. all of a sudden everything i had done with the mouse happened at once. all my hot corners options happened within seconds, then it asked me what resolution i wanted. well i chose one hoping it would allow me to see all of my desktop however, now my hdtv turns off when i boot my broken computer up and when my tv does stay on it says mode not soupported.

    Please help!!

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    BUmptidy bump

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    My advice... you would be better off replacing that broken display yourself rather than fool around trying to figure out what resolution to use - when you can't even see what you're doing.

    If you have access to another Mac with a FW connector, you can try target mode booting the broken display machine and reset the resolution from System Preferences. But to be honest, a MacBook from 2006 may not be worth the effort.

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    Thanks for the tip. I need a fire wire now lol.

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