• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works, it works

    We bought several of these for use in a school, many of them stopped working. They are expensive cables to work for only 1 month

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on older gen monitor

    Bought to plug into Panasonic 42" monitor and it does not work, tested vga and monitor with PC and it worked fine.

    Return wire not sure why it wont work the same.

    Avoid if you are not using it with apple hardware. Waste of time and $.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video on Samsung LCD

    This is so disappointing. Apple has a mini display port and a mini display port to VGA adapter. I can connect many PC's with Windows to my Samsung LCD via VGA but not my new mac book air. Also there is no warning for Samsung LCD compatibility problem.
    Why Apple is not making a solution for this issue???

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Disappointed that Apple didn't design an adapter which would stay connected. We have to use electrical tape or rubber bands to keep the adapter connected. This is not right. There is not a way to use the tightners which come with any projector's cord.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Apple needs to stop using Mini DisplayPort. It's a way to get money without providing anything but more complications. I'm on my second adapter, and it doesn't work with any of my screens/monitors (I have three).

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do you feel lucky?

    The Mini Display Port is a failed product, as you can discover when you type in "flicker" and the name of the product into Google and see how many hits you get. That Apple continues to sell this is a real stain on their reputation. And yes, I applied the "fix" that Apple has offered, and it had no effect. I also took my laptop to a "genius," who ran some tests and declared it in tip-top shape. I find that sometimes tightening the screws on the connection helps, but only temporarily. Unless Apple comes up with a genuine fix to this, I think those of us who have computers with this port will have to accept that external displays are not going to work. (Well, they seem to work for some people. But clearly you are taking a gamble - read the reviews, and do the Google search...)

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to project using VGA? hold off on MacBookPro

    As a previous reviewer said, it's unclear whether it is this DtoA converter (it's far more than an adapter, folks) or the latest Mac Book Pro's video hardware, but there are problems with Mini DisplayPort to VGA.

    I teach for a living, and never know what I will find in the classroom. This was the wrong purchase for me, as it is completely unreliable with VGA projectors. If you need to hook up using VGA, wait until Apple can address this problem or make another purchase.

    Sad, because my prior Apple laptop experience has been next to flawless. I hope they can fix it soon or I will be asking them to take this purchase back.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work with new MBA 2012

    Issues with refresh rates and external screen divided in 2! Apple please correct this.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    I have tried using this VGA adaptor a few times but it never works. The VGA adaptor for the iPad works fine. What's the deal with this?

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SECOND Mini to VGA I've purchased

    This is the second Mini Port to VGA adapter I have purchased within 8 months or so and I have never been able to return for a refund or to swap product, which is VERY IRRITATING! Apparently, if you remove it and try to reattached, it decides not to register that it's hooked up. My macbook does as my info goes to the other screen but my BRAND new Samsung monitor just can't read it.

    I also purchased a Mini Port to HDMI... SAME PROBLEM!... However, I never replaced this item because I can't afford it....

    Definitely can't afford to keep purchasing the SAME product from APPLE that goes out within a month or two.

    Come on APPLE!!! I'm a believer, I have a MacBook Pro, and Ipad and and Iphone... I'd really like to connect my flat screen monitor or TV to my EXPENSIVE, awesome gadgets, as that's why I bought Apple... BUT THIS BAD PRODUCT IS MAKING MY PRODUCTIVITY TERRIBLE!!!!

    Please offer support for someone like myself with these constantly failing accessories you make... Provide a solution to me to ease my frustration...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't attach correctly to VGA Cables

    I do a lot of presentations with a MacBook Pro and a projector in different places and I can never attach tightly my VGA cables; the holders are to far from the edge. I have to use tape all the time to make sure it doesn't unplug and there is risk of poor color displaying if it is not plugged correctly. I'm not happy with it and I don't have other options. I hope you guys fix the problem.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with HP w2408h

    I bought this after trying the Displayport to DVi, and then converting it to HDMI. The result was lots of interference and a poor connection, so i thought i'd "downgrade" to the VGA. IT DOESN"T EVEN WORK!! Seems like this new displayport is a scam to get people to purchase apple's monitors. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad overall quality.

    I only had it for a month and then it would stop working. Bad quality for such an expensive adapter.

    38 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    i'm very disappointed. I spent the whole day trying to connect it from my macbook pro to my samsung monitor with no luck. I thought I was doing something wrong. I took the mini displayport to VGA adapter out and connected the screen to my hp laptop and it worked right away. So It seems like the problem is with the mini displayport. It says that its not connected. I'm not sure what the problem is but I wouldn't recommend it. Hope apple fixes the problem.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    significant number of these break after a short time

    I work in a school district where we have had to replace many of these where they just stop working. It gets expensive very quickly. This is a poorly constructed product, and you risk having it just die on you for no good reason.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad work

    if you connect to a TV samsung it works only if you turn on first the tv and then the MAC.

    But going deeper it seem a driver problem.
    On vista and 7 installaed on boot camp it works everytime!!!!!!!!

    Apple, please check the external VGA to a samsung monitor

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    oh.

    on my 3rd exchange in 2 weeks because it stopped working...... again.........Also the fact that I have to even give this one star is an over statement of its quality. Get a different adapter.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works. Not

    I am a professional trainer I have been visiting customer's sites for over 15 years. Do you remember the overhead projectors and slides? I started with those...
    Since then I have used an array of PCs (Toshiba, Compac, IBM, Lenovo, Dell). I had never had a single instance where I was not able to connect to a projector and do a powerpoint presentation. Windows (95, XP, 7), Linux, it simply never has been a issue. As of late I decided that I should give mercy to my back by lightening the load I was carrying. I have met countless people raving about Apple products and I though to myself, if I was going to get myself a light laptop, I should use the reference in the matter hence the MacBook Air 2013. Without a doubt it is a beautiful machine until you try to connect it to a projector.

    I purchased the Apple MB572Z/A to connect to customer's projectors, in the space of 4 months I have been left without any ways of displaying my presentation 3 times. Needless to say when you are on the other side of the planet for a week and you cannot do your work because of shoddy design, you tend to get over sensitive about a piece of hardware that has costed you near to 2000 GBP (yes I god the support option bundled in).

    Being an electronic engineer by trade, I have done some extensive testing and here are my findings detailed for the poor souls who found themselves in the same situation than me.

    I am using the MacBook Air 2013 and I believe this is an essential point. I have purchased 3 different adapters the Apple one and two other brands. I also have done the test with a Dell PC using a display port too and finally I used separate cables of sort lengths and long length. It turns out it isn't directly related to the adapter but to the current that the MacBook Air has to drive on the Mini DisplayPort. Depending on the VGA cable impedance, the port had to drive more or less current. Regardless of the adapter used, my Dell can drive a projector using a long cable. When I use the MacBook air with the same cables as the one used by the Dell, The Macbook crashed and goes back to the login screen (requiring a PRAM reset). However if I shorten the cables, regardless of the adapter used or projector used, The MacBook had enough current to drive the signal.

    So the conclusion is rather a bitter one. It's a design fault on the internal driver logic of the MacBook Air. It is not able to cope with high impedance VGA cables unlike any other PC laptop I have ever used. So what is the solution I hear you ask?

    You can use the HDMI provided the projector is a new one, you can also take your own short VGA cable. However if you are like me and have to turn up on customer sites where the conference room have preset projectors (wall mounted) then you have to hope that Apple decide to acknowledge their engineering error and provide you with a replacement or maybe a buffered Mini Displayport adapter (I haven't seen any yet).

    I hope my misfortune/experiments will help some of you.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable ...

    Like others, I too work as a traveling teacher in a school district that uses a lot of Apple hardware. I have also been through three of these adapters since the school year started. They all just stopped working. At what... 40 bucks a pop, with no useable tech budget, that adds up fast. I wish I could recommend an alternative! Tough to recover from 30 blank stares when the lesson starts and the tech doesn't work...

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is janky.

    I used this thing on and off for a year and it was always a bit touchy but now it doesn't work at all. I would suggest a direct cable for 1/3 the price. This product is faulty and should not be offered by the Apple store

    25 of 30 people found this useful