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    Default My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    How to get screen to monitor/tv ?
    I have a mbp 17" with broken screen.
    Problem is that that i cant get any pictures on tv/monitor , i use mini hdmi from mbp to hdmi tv/monitor.

    What ???




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    Default Screen problem

    Did you cycle through the TV's 'input' settings so that it could detect the signal coming from your MacBook Pro?
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    Default Screen problem

    Jupp


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    Default Screen problem

    System Preferences>Displays and click on Detect Displays. You can then choose the "mirroring" option and your computer screen should now be displayed on your TV.

    The above excerpt was taken from tutorial.
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    Default My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    And how do you expect me to navigate without a screen


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    Default My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    Do you have screen sharing turned on?

    If so, use another computer with a VNC client (either Mac or Windows or even an iPad) to remote into the broken MacBook. Then try the change suggested above to mirror screens.

    It's also possible that whatever happened to the screen (a drop?) also damaged the hdmi connection you're trying to use and that's why it isn't working automatically.
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    Default Re: My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    When using the HDMI input, have you attempted connection to the TV while the case is closed on the laptop? Many times this will automatically recognize the type of display you are trying to use and it will initiate mirroring options. You'll need to have a mouse and keyboard connected wirelessly or through USB in order to operate obviously. Also, make sure the TV is set to the appropriate input, sometimes the HDMI signal is not immediately recognized from the computer, and the delay can seem like it's not working (especially when the macbook itself is closed)...i've had instances where the signal took up to 20-30sec. before it finally and fully initialized.

    Like Karenkcoulter said, it is possible that the damage to the computer has also messed with the HDMI input, in this case, you may be out of luck regardless.

    What kind of damage did the macbook sustain to make the monitor stop working?
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    Default Re: My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacRulez4Ever View Post
    And how do you expect me to navigate without a screen


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    Default Re: My screen in broke on my Mac. How do I hook it up to TV?

    i just bought a hdmi cable to plug into my macbook pro to my tv but i plugged it in and there's nothing on my tv? my tv says no video signal. i went into system preferences and clicked display and all i get is this option! don't know what im doing wrong?
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