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MacBook Pro, DVI, and external display

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I have a 13" MacBook Pro that I purchased from Apple in February. I have it connected to a 24" Dell display. The connection is mini-displayport to DVI using the Apple dongle that I purchased.

 

Not all the time, but usually two or three times a week, I'll walk in and wake up the laptop. After entering my password, the Dell display is flickering with snow badly. I can unplug the mini-displayport dongle, wait for the display to revert to the laptop, and then plug it back in to basically "reset" the external display.

 

Has anyone had an experience with anything like this? I can clear it up as mentioned above, but it is kind of annoying that it does this.

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one of the displays in my office worked exactly like that with a certain cable. replacing it with a different brand fixed the problem.

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Different brand cable or display, John?

 

Thanks.

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cable. the nifty all-in-one cable from Monoprice worked fine for an older 2008 MBP but didn't work consistently with a brand new MBP. change the cable to DVI-dongle did the trick.

 

YMMV.

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