• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not output to projector with this and MacBook Air 11" 2012

    • Written by from 台中市

    MacBook Air 11" 2012 has only one Thunderbolt port, and my "old" Mini-display to VGA convert cable is able plugging in. It was so disappointed, while I done this, nothing appeared on the projector screen and flashing with "non compatible signal". What's going on, is Thunderbolt different to Mini-display?

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's says on the tin

    • Written by from Garner

    Works great with mid-2009 MacBook pro and Sony TV.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Horsham

    Blurb implies it will connect any Mac with a Mini Display Port to VGA. I still use 3yr old MacBook and it works fine into VGA plug on my Sony & Panasonic TV. But my brand new expensive MacBook Pro just says "no signal". I am not inclined to experiment with other expensive adaptors which may or may not work, Apple I am not happy with the quality of your information.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with new macbookpro

    • Written by from Aurora

    I'm having similar issues with my macbook pro since June when I bought it. Eventually fed up, I took the macbook pro back. The geniuses at the Apple store could not find the problem so they sent it somewhere else to be evaluated. Once there, they put in a new hard drive and system board. Guess what, still having the same problem. Using the same cable on my old macbook never presented this problem. If I restart the computer it freezes and won't boot. I'm beginning to regret the purchase of my $1,600 computer when I could've bought a cheaper one that works. Quality is definitely suffering since the service at the genius bar only made me mad when they basically told me that if they can't simulate the problem in the store I'm out of luck. Maybe this review is more of a reflection of the macbook pro itself and not the adaptor. But, when I buy any product especially from Apple (with premium prices), I expect it to work consistently. This is far from my experience.

    48 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air (2012) restart to connect to external VGA monitors

    • Written by from Chassell

    I am confirming another review and post regarding the Thunderbolt video connection to VGA adapter on a week old 2012 MacBook Air. After an afternoon of disappointment attempting connections to several different monitors using several different cables and thoughts that the adapter was broken or not compatible with the Thunderbolt port, I concur that there must be a software/firmware error in the 2012 MacBook Air related to the Thunderbolt port so that it will not connect to *any* external monitor using the VGA adapter without rebooting the machine with the monitor attached. I confirmed this tonight.

    Nothing wrong with the minidisplay to VGA adapter as an interface. It is perhaps not the most ideal design, but it works. Apple, c'mon guys. The company generally makes good stuff but you've got to get the bar raised again or you've lost it... Professor of EE...

    53 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design - Why fix what ain't broke?

    • Written by from Greenville

    Works flawlessly transmitting video, but as others have said, the female port on this adapter is recessed flush with the casing and standard screws on a male VGA cable aren't long enough to reach the threads on the adapter. I have to use rubber bands to secure the adapter to the VGA cable (thankfully, the rectangular design of the adapter makes this easy). I even attached some #4-40 standoff screws to the adapter threads, hoping this would avoid having to use rubber bands. Unfortunately, with the standoff screws in place, the VGA cable pins could not now reach the female port, as the port is recessed too far. You would need shorter screws. Not worth the hassle, so I'll use rubber bands to avoid the cable coming unplugged. I love Apple products, but sometimes you have to wonder what they're smoking with certain design changes.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA 2012

    • Written by from jouy le moutier

    Doesn't work properly on 2012 MBA with majority of monitors & projectors. The only workaround is to shutdown and restart with the monitor connected. This means that this is a software issue (not hardware) and it appears that Apple is not working for a driver update. Without solution I will return my MBA and return to WINDOWS.....

    55 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on older gen monitor

    • Written by from San Diego

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from hudson

    For those of you giving poor reviews because of the adapter "Not Working", enter "displays" into spotlight, then "Detect Displays"

    Seriously you guys, you went out and spent $29.99, it takes 1 minute to set this thing up...

    67 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Work properly, can not support 1920x1080

    • Written by from Bellingham

    I am extremely disappointed with this adapter. i purchased it to use an older LCD I have that I verified still worked with my windows 7 laptop. I the adapter would bring the computer to a crawl with this monitor attached ( and later learned it did the same with 4 other monitors) to it and also no picture.(I was intending to extend my desktop to the lcd) I called Apple and they assured me it was the screen not the adapter, although the tech did tell me before the call was over to buy a new screen and make sure it is DVi because the VGA adapters are having problems. I eventually was able to get a picture of 800x600 resolution but could not go to the monitors full resolution. I tried 5 different monitors in total only 1 did it work correctly on.
    I bought 2 new LCD screens, the first was a Samsung and to my surprise it was a VGA only screen, so i tried it out and it would work, but only at 1440x900 not the 1920x1080 the screen supports. I brought back that screen and exchanged it for an ACER P236H which has VGA and DVI. I tried the VGA first, same result as the Samsung only 1440x1080 despite the screen resolution being 1920x1080. I brought back the adapter and exchanged it for the DVI one. The ACER monitor works without issue now at all resolutions up to 1920x1080. I am not sure what the issue is but it is without question something in the adapter or the software behind it. Either way it just isn't worth the frustration of messing with it. go DVI and save yourself the hassle.

    I haven't tested this theory, but if you must go VGA i would try using the DVI adapter with a DVI to VGA attached to it. the DVI adapter seems to be much more stable.

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dumaguete

    Works great so far with our 19" computer LCD monitor and 32" LCD TV.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like it's suppose to.

    • Written by from Lake Villa

    I don't understand why anyone has problems with such a simple thing. Just plug it in and go. I use mine on a spare monitor and digital projector. Some people should solve the problem before they write a review. They probably didn't use the correct input for their TV.

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    • Written by from North Providence

    Has not been able to work with any monitor, TV, or display i have tried connecting it to. With the monitor i have it probably shows whats going on in the screen for around 2 to 3 seconds. I'm very disappointed in this product.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Nottingham

    This is a very good connector. First one I had (cheaper copy) only worked for 6 months. This one is excellent, connects data projectors (3 to date) and lots of monitors All on my 2 year old MBP. However my sons New MBP does not recognise data projector or monitors immediately if at all. My conclusion is that this has something to do with the new MBP (mountain lion) combo. Same setup on my old MBP mountain lion works fine.
    Would help if apple could at least provide a workaround in the short term.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from breckenridge

    BUY IT enough said trust me awesome

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine SOMETIMES

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    this cable works fine. i use it everyday on a projector the problem is this is my 4th one in 2 years! this cable is very sensitive you cant twist it and bend it if you do its like the cables in the inside is twisting up inside. APPLE needs to fix all their cables and prices cause all of this ain't worth it

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with my Samsung TV

    • Written by from brooklyn

    I followed the manual and it linked up fine. I even have sound.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Years, 3 computers, Zero Problems

    • Written by from Victoria

    Purchased this adapter in 2009 with the late 2008 Aluminum MacBook (it doesn't appear to have changed since). It has had heavy usage as well with a 2011 17" Pro and 2012 11" Air with no issues. It's been used countless hours for presentations, movies and TV at home with a variety of projectors and TVs.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine with MacBook Air June 2012 edition

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Not sure why others have had trouble using this - but luckily for me, it seems to work just fine with my brand new MacBook Air that I purchased two weeks ago. I plugged it into a Samsung monitor, used the VGA cord and it worked well.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed my new Macbook Pro didn't come with a VGA connector

    • Written by from Valencia

    I bought my first MacBook Pro 5 years ago and it came with a VGA connector that I use to connect to an LCD projector for class presentations, etc. Many of my friends with Macs have different connectors based on the model of their Mac, so cords aren't very interchangeable unless you have the exact same model. Case in point, my new 2012 Macbook Pro, which has a different connection type. My biggest frustration is that my new one didn't come with a connector which means I need to track one down via the internet or go back to the Mac store when I am in that area to get one that works. Too bad Mac is too cheap to include it like they used to.

    27 of 47 people found this useful