Question Macbook Pro 2013 with two external displays

Sep 8, 2020
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Hi all,

I hope someone here can help because I'm really lost and don't find a solution.
I have a 2013 Macbook Pro with two mini displayports and one hdmi port.
The screen of the MBP is broken so I have an old Samsung monitor connected to the MBP using a mini displayport to vga adapter, this has been working fine for years now... Today I found a bargain 21inch Eizo display and I would like to connect this to the MBP. I still had a hdmi to vga adapter lying somewhere so tried to connect the Eizo with the adapter to the hdmi port of the MBP.
When I connect the display to the hdmi port the other screen starts flashing but nothing happens. On the Eizo nothing happens at all, it just stays in power saving mode...
Normally I run Windows10 via bootcamp on the MBP, I tried to boot into MacOs but there I have exactly the same problem. Did some research before I bought the Eizo and my MBP should support running two external monitors...
Thank you in advance for helping..

Tommy
 
Sep 8, 2020
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Hi, yes it does. I tried every combination, whatever monitor is plugged in the hdmi port will not work. Actually, as soon as I plug a display into the hdmi the other display will start flashing and finally will go into sleep mode too.
 
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It really depends on whether you have an active or passive adapter. Do you have a link for the exact adapter you are using?
No, don’t even remember where I bought it. I ordered another Mini DisplayPort to vga adapter. Should be here tomorrow. Hope this will work. Thanks for taking the time to help mate!
 
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