I am having a hard time connecting my macbook to my spectrum and am wondering how to use the spectrum as a “second screen” for my macbook. Hopefully this is explained well enough, I am new to the monitor arena, as this is my first monitor ever. Please let me know anyway you all can, to help.
Which model of MacBook? And which cable are you using?
This years model(Macbook Pro 2021), USB-C to USB-C.
I know this sound pretty annoying but:
Did you read the manual and used the right USB port?
Also the MPB with m1 only support 1 external monitor, but I think you mean MBP Screen + Spectrum
We’re glad to hear that you choose Spectrum as your first monitor! The following steps can help you obtain an image via Type-C from your MacBook Pro:
- Make sure your Type-C cable is a video cable. For example, one such cable can be the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable. Please note that the Type-C cable that comes in the box of your MacBook Pro does not support video.
- Connect your Spectrum via the bottom Type-C port.
- The input source needs to be set to either ‘Select automatically (the default)’ or ‘USB Type-C’ in the OSD.
(By the way, at the time of writing, the latest M1 MacBook Pro (13") appears to be released in late 2020, as opposed to 2021.)
Thank you for the response. I bought the new Macbook Pro with HDMI port so I am using HMDI to HDMI now. Works like a charm!
Which refresh rate are you getting @AutonomousPsych ?
Only 60 Hz at 2160 though. @matthew-levan