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I have a mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro that I use to project…

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I have a mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro that I use to project Keynote onto two external displays. All three screens are used for my confidence support while speaking [the audience never sees them]. The cable from the TVs goes through a Black Magic switcher in Tech Booth. It's HDMI until it hits the stage and we use an adaptor to go from HDMI to Thunderbolt. Problem: If I touch the small table during a presentation, which I like to do [want to be more casual]— the two external displays go black. Sometimes 1-2 seconds; sometimes for over a minute. I know it has something to do with static electricity - but we installed a anti-static deal on the table that I touch…but it still does it. What is going on?

Technician's Assistant: Have you tried a PRAM reset on your MacBook Pro (rebooting and holding down Command, Option, P, and R)? Or rebooting in Recovery Mode (holding down Command and R)?

No - don't believe I heard of this. I'm not in the theater at the moment— is this something I can do just with my laptop and then try it in real-time later? Or should I wait and do it when I've recreated my scene?

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Should I try your suggestion before?

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Mac Support Specialist: Josh, Mac Support replied 17 days ago
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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
It’s an ongoing issue that seems to be repeating more often, not good when I’m speaking to 300-400 people.
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I saw your request for remote access. Although I’d like a resolution - in fact, need it - I can’t carve out the time today. I am in my cave writing all day./.
Mac Support Specialist: Josh, Mac Support replied 17 days ago

OK let me know when you are back

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