Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
36 views

On El Capitan, is it possible to display picture just on an external monitor, and not on the laptop's screen?

On El Capitan, is it possible to display picture just on an external monitor, and not on the laptop's screen? I want to close my laptop and use it as a desktop, and I have every other piece of ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

How to turn off an external display without disconnecting?

I have a workplace setup for my Macbook Pro 15" (2011) that is actually two workplaces. One is the Macbook itself, for sitting. The second, right next to it, is a standing desk with an external ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't get Macbook Air (2013) and Dell monitor to connect over DisplayPort

I can connect the Macbook Air to the Dell monitor (P2314H) over VGA with a mini DisplayPort to VGA connector. I would like to get it working over DisplayPort though, as I've read that the picture ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Using an iMac 27" as an external monitor for a PC

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10 and it have 3x DisplayPort and 1x vga outputs. I want to connect my iMac Core i5 27-Inch (Late 2013) as an external monitor to the dell pc. Can I buy a Mini ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

Macbook Pro limits resolution of Samsung U28D590D to 1920x1080

I use a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I recently bought a Samsung Screen U28D590D 28" which could, normally, bring me a resolution of 2560x1440 with DisplayPort. But, my screen recognizes my MBP only ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

Can't achieve a higher than 1920x1080 on AOC U3477Pqu, powered by late 2011 Macbook pro…?

My late 2011 Macbook pro comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics card and Apple state it: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 ...
2
votes
2answers
275 views

Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

30hz vs 60hz 4K output

I am currently using a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 model with a Samsung U28D590 UHD display. Currently I am using the HDMI port of the monitor with a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter and receive 4K 30hz ...
1
vote
4answers
44k views

Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How to display non-DV video signal with Firewire input?

Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor. The monitor's optimum resolution is 1680x1050 @ 60Hz and ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

MacBookAir 2014 MiniDP to DP 2560x1440

Does anyone know if I can use the full resolution 2560x1440 of this DELL U2711 http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2711-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B0039648BO With MacBookAir early 2014, using ...
0
votes
4answers
5k views

MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Mini Displayport to daisy chain external displays

I have a 2008-ish? iMac, not sure it's been a while, and am not looking to upgrade as it's treated me right. However its an iMac 8,1 not sure of the EMC #, I'm sure is irrelevant to the post, but what ...
0
votes
1answer
265 views

Dell P2715Q Needs “Detect Displays” after MBPR 15" goes to sleep

So I have my new Dell P2715Q connected to a Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2015 using the supplied DisplayPort cable, in SST mode. When I plugged it in the first time, it worked ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Resolution problem on external display with Thunderbolt->HDMI adapter

Let me explain problem in quick bullets: What I want: I would like to use ultra wide external display with 3440x1440@50hz resolution with my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012). I would like to use my ...
1
vote
2answers
105 views

MacBook Pro mid-2010- water damaged - but it still plays the chime?

Hey guys it's been a week since my MacBook Pro had water leaked into it, I'm pretty sure something is wrong :( But now when I try to boot it up I hear the startup chime, what does this mean? Should I ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

1920x1200 resolution not available via mDP<->VGA<->DVI link

I have Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and just got 1920x1200 external monitor which, unfortunately, has only DVI inputs. I couldn't find mDP - DVI adapters anywhere near, so I have to ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

2 External monitors on 21,5 iMac Late 2009?

So I wonder if I can use 2 external monitors on my Late 2009 21,5 iMac? I currently use 1 external monitor and it works great but I now want to sell it and use 2 external monitors but there is only ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Why are two identical external monitors displaying at different resolutions?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Md 2012) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. I purchased 1x DisplayPort to VGA and 1x DisplayPort to DVI. I plugged these two into the 2x DisplayPorts on the MacBook ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

Charge MacBook 12" while connected with Google's USB-C to DisplayPort cable

I have a MacBook 12" that I connect to my Dell 4K screen with a Google USB-C to DisplayPort cable (this one) It works perfect. But now I am not able to charge the MacBook while connected because the ...
6
votes
6answers
11k views

Connecting a displayport monitor to my Mac Mini (late 2012) using the Thunderbolt port what is the max resolution?

I have a 27" ASUS PB278Q display equipped with a display port, the monitor has a resolution of 2560x1440. If I connect to my thunderbolt port using a mini displayport to displayport cable will it ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Monitor connected via Display Port is not recognized correctly

I connected my DELL U2711 via Displayport to Mini Displayport to my MacBook Pro Retina (OSX 10.11.2) It recognized the monitor as a TV and does not show anything. I tried also using an adapter to DVI. ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Driving a 4K display at 60Hz with rMBP

I've been Googling so much my eyes hurt. I have a 2014 rMBP. I want to use it with a 4K display or UHD TV at 60Hz that's at least 30" big. From my research, this means either using something with a ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Dell monitor does not run on native resolution of 1600x900 pixel when connected to early macbook pro retina 2015 via thunderbolt

just a few hours ago I got 2 dell E2015HV monitors, they are VGA monitors with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixel and since the macbook pro retina does not have any VGA ports I'm using two VGA to ...
0
votes
0answers
176 views

OSX 10.11.3 external monitor does not work (mini displayport to DVI)

I've just done a clean install of OSX 10.11.3 on my macbook air (mid 2012). My external monitor does not work anymore (mini displayport - DVI original adapter) Things I've try: - Reset SMC/PRAM ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

What non-Apple external monitors are currently recognized as 2 pixels per point?

I was thinking about getting a Dell 4k or perhaps a 2560x1440 display, but then I realized that not all non-Apple displays are recognized as 2 pixels per point even though the ppi is high enough. Is ...
12
votes
8answers
75k views

What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
4
votes
2answers
936 views

El Capitan and Daisy Chaining

Will El Capitan allow me to daisy chain two Dell 2713H monitors from my 2015 13" MBP? Both monitors support DisplayPort 1.2. Currently if I attempt this my monitors become a new desktop, but they are ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

I recently purchased BenQ GW2765HT to connect my 13 inch rMBP via mini DP to Displayport. After around 1 week of use, the displayport connection is flaky to get properly recognized. Sometimes it ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Thunderbolt vs DisplayPort

I have a Mid 2015 15" Retina MBP and two external 4k monitors. Both monitors work when plugged into the HDMI port, but I can't get the second monitor to work via the display port, and need clarity. I ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

2009 iMac as 2nd Monitor – Can't adjust brightness

I am trying to use my 2009 iMac 27" as a second display for my 2013 MBPr 15" (both running El Capitan). I have connected the two with a thunderbolt cable and everything is working fine except one ...
0
votes
1answer
533 views

Macbook Pro, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

After a few days to a week of normal use of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and the BenQ GW2765HT LED monitor via display port, I found that my mac ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
1
vote
1answer
344 views

Signal Problems between 2015 Macbook Pro and Dell 4K P2415Q Monitor

I just bought a P2415Q Monitor and connected it to my 2015 Macbook Pro with the DisplayPort to thunderbolt cable that was included with the monitor. It seemed ok at first, but after the first time the ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Can a faulty HDMI cable damage macbook

I tried to connect my rMBP mid-2014 to a TV through an HDMI cable. I first plugged the cable to the TV. when plugging the other end of the cable to the HDMI port on the macbook, I heard some crackling ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Looking for an external monitor for my late 2008 aluminium macbook

I have the above laptop and thinking of getting a new, larger monitor to go with it. I have already reviewed other threads here and elsewhere, but there are a few things I am not clear about... The ...
1
vote
4answers
271 views

'True' Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable?

Is there a native Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable? I understand that Thunderbolt is downwards-compatible to Mini DisplayPort, however I'm looking for an adapter cable using the Thunderbolt ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

MBA & VGA monitor, using strange reduction Thunderbolt-HDMI-DVI-VGA

I have latest Macbook Air and I want try to use VGA monitor. I don't have MiniDisplayPort to VGA reduction, but this: I know that DVI-VGA worked fine on with my old PC, so I don't understand, why ...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

Incorrect resolution while external display connected

I have an Dell external display which has the best resolution @1440*900. My laptop is 2015 13 inch rBMP MX840. The problem is that when I connected this external display into the Mac, it cannot show ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

MacBook Pro shows only pointer when external screen is turned on

I'm using my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) in an office environment connected to an external screen (Fujitsu P27T-6 IPS) using the Thunderbolt port. The lid is closed, so it should be in clamshell ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

External monitor does not display in full screen

I've connected my external monitor (Dell 2240L 21.5") to my Macbook Air running OS X Yosemite through a mini-display port to VGA convertor. The problem is that the external monitor does not renders ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

Apple Support Communities / Notebooks / MacBook Pro Dell VGA rippling effect

So I just bought a Macbook Pro early 2015 13 inch with these specs: Processor: 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB I just got everything set ...
1
vote
1answer
710 views

RMBP outputs 4k@60Hz ONLY when lid open

I've got a weird problem. I recently got a new Philips BDM4065UC UHD monitor for my Late 2013 15" retina MBP (it's amazing), connected it using DisplayPort 1.2 (also set on the display) and when using ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Why do different resolutions with same aspect ratio distort the image on external display?

I attach my MBP (OS X 10.10.4) via VGA to my tv and the aspect ratio is correct when setting an 1360x786 resolution, which is a 1.77 aspect ratio. But when trying to increase the resolution to ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...