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    Cant connect macbook pro to HDTV

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    Cant connect macbook pro to HDTV
    HI, I have a macbook pro 13" from mid 2009 running mountain lion. I bought a Belkin mini display to HDMI cable to connect the computer directly to my HD TV which is a Panasonic Viera TX L37D25B HDTV.

    It doesnt have any adaptors. One end plugs into the mini display port, the other end plugs into the HDMI socket on the tv. When I plug it in the screen on the macbook screen flashes blue and then the desktop returns but the screen on the tv is blank.

    I have looked in system preferences, and there is nothing in the display window. There is no detect display option.

    I have looked through the tv manual and cant find an explanation or how to make this work. I previously tried to do this with a cheaper cable bought from Amazon and it failed so I assumed it was a faulty cable, hence buying the more expensive one from the Apple store.

    I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.

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    Cant connect macbook pro to HDTV
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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    1st - If your Mac is not plugged in to power - do that.'
    2nd - if you're using the HDMI port on the side of the TV - move it to one on the back

    Then have a read through Item 1 in Post 2 here:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...c-your-tv.html
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    Cant connect macbook pro to HDTV
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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Although I have it listed in the link above - Go ahead and do a SMC reset - link.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    A simple thing but are you selecting the right AV input on your TV.

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