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Connecting a Fuse monitor to a MacBook

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Hi. My girlfriend has recently gotten the new macbook with 2.2 ghz santa rosa and all that fun. She got it at the apple store in carrefour laval and got a dvi cable for it. The cable didn't fit so she went back today. She got the proper one and it fit but apparently the monitor won't work. It's a fuse monitor if that helps at all. Does anyone know why it isn't working? It's either a 17 inch or 19 inch screen. Thanks.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #2 of 6
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common guys, she needs help here. she's using the above monitor, she's connected the apple wire into the wire that came with the monitor. It's still not working.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
post #3 of 6
IF the moniter shows "no signal" signs, then it's probably a cable problem. One thing i've seen trick people (including myself), is that there is sometimes a cable that can come out of the moniter, so you have to plug it back in.

If it does show a signal, but it's black, then Go to system preferances, displays, and se if it recognises it

Also, This is not insulting your intelegence, but make sure the Screen is on. You'd be suprised to see how often that happens.
post #4 of 6
Do you have the model number of the display? Also, I think the adaptor is DVI-D so if the display is DVI-A, it won't work.
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

Do you have the model number of the display? Also, I think the adaptor is DVI-D so if the display is DVI-A, it won't work.

i guess i'll have to take a trip over to her house. she's not so good with electronics and where to find stuff. one question though, how do you know if it 's dvi a or d? i know my parents is both, but how do you tell. now that i think of it, i think it is a dvi d, but not 100% sure.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

i guess i'll have to take a trip over to her house. she's not so good with electronics and where to find stuff. one question though, how do you know if it 's dvi a or d? i know my parents is both, but how do you tell. now that i think of it, i think it is a dvi d, but not 100% sure.

You can tell the cable by the pins:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/fullimage.php?image=300

but I doubt you'd be able to check the socket for the same thing as they probably just fill up the holes. If you get the model number or maybe the manual for the display, you may be able to find the exact spec.

Another route you might want to try is using a VGA adaptor if it takes VGA. I find DVI to be quite annoying at times like changing resolution while asleep etc. VGA just seems to work and I personally don't see any difference in quality.
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