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    Can a mid-2009 MBP output audio through displayport?
    I have a mid-2009 Macbook Pro ( MB985LL/A ), and recently purchased the mini displayport to HDMI adapter to hook it up to my television.

    I've got the display working, but it seems like the audio only goes through my macbook's speakers.

    On system preferences, the built-in speakers are the only output audio option I have...

    If it's not possible to output audio through the mini displayport on my macbook, does anyone know what I might need to do so?

    Thanks!

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    Nope, no audio through MDP on that vintage.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...c-your-tv.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltLaker91 View Post
    I have a mid-2009 Macbook Pro ( MB985LL/A ), and recently purchased the mini displayport to HDMI adapter to hook it up to my television.

    I've got the display working, but it seems like the audio only goes through my macbook's speakers.

    On system preferences, the built-in speakers are the only output audio option I have...

    If it's not possible to output audio through the mini displayport on my macbook, does anyone know what I might need to do so?

    Thanks!
    get an audio male to male like this one, from your mbp speaker outlet connect to your tv audio in, you will be in business.
    2010 mbp works without audio cable, 2009 mbp cannot get the audio from tv.
    anyway the cable is good and cheap on ebay.
    this
    Or you want to wait till end of summer when Mountain lion comes out, buy an apple tv
    box connect your mbp via airplay to get the same result, wireless though,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltLaker91 View Post
    I have a mid-2009 Macbook Pro ( MB985LL/A ), and recently purchased the mini displayport to HDMI adapter to hook it up to my television.

    I've got the display working, but it seems like the audio only goes through my macbook's speakers.

    On system preferences, the built-in speakers are the only output audio option I have...

    If it's not possible to output audio through the mini displayport on my macbook, does anyone know what I might need to do so?

    Thanks!
    get an audio male to male like this one, from your mbp speaker outlet connect to your tv audio in, you will be in business.
    2010 mbp works without audio cable, 2009 mbp cannot get the audio from tv.
    anyway the cable is good and cheap on ebay.

    Or you want to wait till end of summer when Mountain lion comes out, buy an apple tv
    box connect your mbp via airplay to get the same result, wireless though,eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

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    Which cable did you use?
    SALTLAKE,

    what cable did you buy to connect to the tv? I borrowed my friend's cable to connect to HDMI and i didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npetris82 View Post
    SALTLAKE,

    what cable did you buy to connect to the tv? I borrowed my friend's cable to connect to HDMI and i didn't work.
    Read here to find what cable you need for your Mac.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...-via-hdmi.html
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