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

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Is it worth getting a 4k monitor for a late-2012 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display?

I know my 13" 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display won't support 4k (because it uses the Intel HD4000 for graphics), but I need a new monitor. I just want a monitor that will look good at 2560x1440 ...
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Dell laptop with DisplayPort (but NOT mini) to Thunderbolt monitor

I have a DELL E6410, with DisplayPort output. How can I connect it to an Apple monitor with a Thunderbolt input? Searching for that kind of adapter keeps returning mini DisplayPort ones, which won't ...
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Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)

My new MacBook Pro (late 2013) refuses to recognize an Apple 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. That monitor has only a DVI cable. I am using a new Apple-brand Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I ...
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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External monitor randomly lowers resolution adds black borders

Okay this has been driving me crazy long enough. I have an external monitor who's resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz. My MacbookPro Late/Mid 2010 has been able to work with the monitor and resolution since ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Flickering Static when Connecting Macbook Pro to LED TV

I'm trying to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 (OS X 10.8) to a LED TV. I'm getting this flickering static shown on the screenshot below. It also comes with a "bursting" sound whenever the static ...
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2011 MacBook Pro monitor as a 2nd display for Windows 7 (Display port) laptop

How can I use my 2011 MacBook Pro monitor as a 2nd display for my Windows 7 Lenovo Laptop (Display port)?
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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 ...
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External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update

I've been using a Dell U2713H display for about a year with a mini-display port to display port cable. However, after installing the 10.9.2 update, the monitor is going into sleep mode when connected ...
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Connecting external display to MacBook Pro with Retina display using HDMI to DisplayPort

I have a trouble connecting external monitor to my macbook pro retina. I have a monitory Nec EX231W with a DVI and DisplayPort input ports. So, I bought an DisplayPort to HDMI cable and connected it, ...
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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...
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How do I know what version the Mini DisplayPort port is on my 2010 MacBook Pro?

I want to connect 2 monitors to my MacBook Pro (mid-2010). The problem is that I don't if the Mini DisplayPort is version 1.2, which would support daisy chaining. How can I figure out what version ...
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Turning on LED monitor causes menu items to disappear

When turning on my LG LED TV, random menu items disappear (but are still accessible, it's just the icons that seem to disappear). Here is what the menu bar looks like on the newly turned on LG TV ...
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Macbook pro latest retina: Output to monitor with VGA

I bought a new latest Mac book pro Retina. I see in my mac book, there are two ports: one for thunderbolt and one for HDMI (or HDMI, I don't know). I want to output to monitor with VGA display, so I ...
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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Using a 27" LED Cinema display with a 2009 Macbook

I have an old 2009 Macbook (white) and a 27" LED Cinema Display with a Mini DisplayPort cable. The Macbook only has a Mini DVI connector and I believe it's only single link (since it's not a Macbook ...
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Official 0.5m Thundebolt cable and Dell Mini DP monitor

When moving I somehow lost the Mini-DP to DP cable that came with my Dell U2413 display (and which enables me to use my display just fine). This display features a raft of input ports; DVI, DP, ...
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Image on external monitor is off-center

I have a 13" retina MacBook Pro and an Acer X223W external display, connected via an official Apple Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter. The Acer is set to 1680x1050 (its default resolution). I wanted to ...
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How can i drive my display?

I have just bought a 2560 x 1440 monitor for my macbook pro. I've tried the mini DisplayPort to DVI and the mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables to connect to the display but both will only push 1080p to ...
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Can't get VGA output to work with MacBookPro5,3 OS X 10.6.8

I have a ~2009 MacBook Pro (model MacBookPro5,3) with OS X 10.6.8. I'm trying to use a Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter to connect to an external monitor. I've tried two different monitors and ...
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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 ...
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Are you using a Sharp PN-K321 at 60Hz with a Late 2013 Mac Pro?

According to Apple's KBase article on "Using 4K displays", the Sharp PN-K321 monitor is supported at 60Hz in MST mode if you're connected via mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort. I've ordered a StarTech ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
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Console + iMac 27" 2011 External Display

Can i use the iMac 27" mid 2011 as an external display for, let's say, a Playstation 3? Is this possible for the latest iMac?
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Connect Win7 notebook display to iMac

I'm looking for a solution to extend my Windows 7 based notebook display to my iMac. The notebook provides the following connectors: 1x VGA 1x Displayport 1x Expresscard/34 I have already tried to ...
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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 ...
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How to Connect Multiple Monitors to a MacBook Air

Usually I connect my MacBook Air 11" to a secondary display via the Thunderbolt port. What do I need to connect it to two external monitors?
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How do I connect a late 2013 MBP Retina to two DVI monitors?

I thought this Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter would allow me to connect two of these monitors to my Retina MBP. Does "Dual-Link" mean that two monitors could be connected? It had not ...
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Macbook pro suck in dual display mode

After disconnecting the HDMI cable, the MBPro still thinks it is connected to a monitor. The mirroring options tab is still available in the toolbar as well. I can even switch views to the "LG TV". ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...
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MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter not working

OK, so I bought an MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter off dx.com and it doesn't work, before I angrily demand a refund I want to know whether there is anything I can do to get this to work. I have a ...
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How to connect an iPad 3 to 27" Apple Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort)

How can I connect my iPad 3 (30-pin dock connector) to my 27" Cinema Display (MiniDisplayPort)?
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How can I achieve higher quality results from my bargain based 4K monitor?

I just got the latest 2013 15.4-inch MBP 2.6GHz and I also have the 39-inch Seiki 4K television. I previously had a 2010 MBP 15.4-inch 2.53GHz and used a Mini-HDMI to connect to the 4K which was ...
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MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
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Can 2013 retina MacBook Pro (Mavericks) offer same native 1600x1200 via VGA display that worked with 2009 MBP (pre-Mavericks)?

I have a Samsung 213T LCD, with a native resolution of 1600x1200, that worked great as an external monitor, using a DisplayPort VGA adapter, with my 2009 13" MacBook Pro through several OSX releases. ...
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Connecting a 2009 Macbook to a TV with video and sound output

I would like to connect my late 2009 white Macbook to my TV, with support for video and sound. I thought I could use the Mini DisplayPort for that purpose, but unfortunately, Apple's website says ...
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Display on an HP 23fi monitor with a MacBook Pro

I've recently started using a Mac. I've been on Debian + Thinkpads exclusively till now. I have an HP Pavillion 23fi monitor which I've been using with my old Thinkpad X201 via the VGA port. It ...
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Why does thunderbolt to displayport cable result in video with color bleeding?

I have an ASUS VE278 display, which is cable of handling VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. I have an early 2013 model Macbook Pro, with two Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. If I use the HDMI port ...
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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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How to solve Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Overscan problem? (Part of the screen is missing)

I use the latest model of iMac 27 inch and output to an Samsung 40 inch HDTV, and found that the Menu Bar is missing on the HDTV. This is usually known as the "overscan" issue, that the top 10 or 15 ...
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Can Target Disk Mode be used with Daisy Chained Thunderbolt?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to connect to a MacBook Pro in target disk mode. The problem is, the Mini only has one Thunderbolt port, and is already using it to connect to a mini-DisplayPort ...
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Thunderbolt, Mini Display Port and HDMI

I got MDP-HDMI connector that does not work with iMac Mid 2011 with thunderbolt. I do not understand if it should (not) work or it is damaged. Here is answer that link article that tells that iMac ...
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HDMI to TV from macbook pro, whats wrong?

I am using maveric on a mid 2011 macbook pro, and it have worked perfect until now... "Previously had no problems with connecting my macbook pro via hdmi cable to my tv and displaying the screen. All ...
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Daisy Chain 2 Dell monitors to MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and 2 Dell monitors. A 30 inch (U3014) and a 27 inch (U2711). I connect a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from the Air to the 30 inch monitor, and a DisplayPort to ...
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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 ...