• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have a backup computer for you presentation

    Because, like many here, I too have been unable to connect to several LCD projectors with this connector and a 15" MBP and a 13" MB. We tried two different mini display port to VGA adapters. Same results with each.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

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    Does not work with Samsung LN46A550

    I own a 46" Samsung LN46A550 LCD TV and this cable does not work with it. The System Preferences on the mac detects the monitor but the cable won't output my Macbook Pro screen. What a waste of money

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On and off

    I tried with my sharp 37" LCD tv, it worked by its on and off. Its giving message "not compatible with analog signal" !

    12 of 14 people found this useful

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    Blurry Display from MacBook Air 11"

    Well, I bought this one since my monitor had a DisplayPort and a VGA port. So, the only easy way to connect my MacBook Air 11" to the monitor was to use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It turns out that often the screen becomes blurry and then comes back to normal. By often I mean every couple of minutes. It is very inconvenient when concentrating on something and your full 23" display goes blurry. I tried another monitor which had a DVI port and used the same MacBook Air. It worked fine. So, bottom line is that there is some issue either with the VGA Adapter or with the MacBook itself (though less likely) when using VGA. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are desperate and have no other alternative. As much as possible, go for DVI. Thanks.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display

    This is the worst apple product I've ever purchased, it worked for like 2 months and never worked again. I'm extremely disappointed because I didn't think apple would make such cheap products, next time I look for something to hook up to my t.v I'm going to avoid buying apple products at all cost.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but flicker!

    Just bought the Mini DP to VGA Adapter and plugged into one of my 23" HP2338h displays. After about 10 minutes of being powered on I get nothing but flicker. I tried my second HP2338h display with another VGA cord and I am getting the same flicker after a few minutes. My resolution for the external monitor is set to 1920 x 1080. Not sure if this is a problem with the adapter or the core i7 imac 27" 2011. Calling apple support!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CANNOT PLAY HD MOVIES WITH THIS ADAPTER

    I'm sure there are people like me out there who don't search Apple's support site for issues you would never expect to become problems, but here's my experience. I rented an HD movie on iTunes and found that HD movies can't snyc to iPhones. Ok, didn't see that posted anywhere, but ok. So I go buy this Apple adapter to get my computer screen to show on my HD TV (maybe not true HD, but that's besides the point). So after I connect the adapter to the extension VGA cable and my Mini DisplayPort, I open iTunes and press play for this HD movie. Behold, a message pops up stating that I can't play this movie on this "unauthorized" TV. I'm no tech wiz but my computer screen shows up fine and I should be able to put anything on my MacBook screen on any monitor or TV in my house. This just puts a dark could over Apple and these extremes they go to to control everything. People that pay for movies shouldn't have to be bothered with stuff like this. FYI I've obtained this movie by other means and will purchase fewer movies from iTunes in the future. As for the adapter, there is a limit to it's usefulness if Apple software controls what you can connect it to. You agree? So I give it one star for being a neat looking white thing for $30.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

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    Do not use for presentations

    This makes the macbook pro a horrible/useless product for important presentations. You NEVER know if the VGA output to the projector will work or not. I've pinpointed the problem to the VGA cable between the adapter and monitor/switcher/projector. Some cables work, others dont. But more often than not, you CANT change that cable.

    I'm fed up with the poor quality of Apple products lately. But no VGA output that works? This is ridiculous. DO NOT BUY.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Adaptor is a piece of junk!

    i bought this adaptor new, and when i connect it to my Westinghouse LCM22w2 monitor, i get a blank screen with an occasional flicker. this ia a piece of junk. i bough a 3rd party one, though and it worked fine

    23 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems, be careful!

    This adapter has problems. Maybe the apadter or maybe the macbooks. When I plug it to my toshiba 23 TFT display it doesnt recognize the right res. and when it does (primary display) it flashes to black (very weird) from time to time: useless for a business presentation. Waiting for Apple's answer. First see the forums, before buying:
    Do not buy it until a fix.

    Thanks

    13 of 17 people found this useful

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    Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

    This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens over the past 6 years for our schools and have also bought some from off brand sites. These brand names will all work initially but often give out at the same rate as the off brand dongles (3-6 months). Trying another dongle from a (big online) brand name competitor that has high reviews so fingers crossed.

    As we don't require going into high resolution projector displays XGA/WXGA is the most common, or lower resolution so the off brand ones are just as good (aka break as often) as the name brand dongle. If going into a higher resolution display, this my be the best choice.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

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    Very disappointed

    It was simply a waste of money. And a lot of money for a totally non-functional adapter.

    This adapter does not work with any data projector or TV I have tried. All support I can get is "it should work". Well, it doesn't. Many people complain on the internet about this product not working and Apple still sells it. And charges so much!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

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    Adapter broke from light use

    I was never able to properly attach either of my 2 VGA cables but now the adapter will only work if it is placed in absolutely the right position and once touched, the connection fails and my screen refreshed--even a small bump on the desk is enough to do it. There is no reason for this and I am going to try a non-Apple adapter next.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

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

    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

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    Bad Adapter

    The Adapter worked really good with my Dell monitor for almost a year. Now out of a sudden it sometimes works, but more often it does not or shut disconnects for several seconds at a time. It is not worth paying $35 to get an unreliable product!!!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

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    Doesn't Work

    I was using a Macbook Pro 10.6.5 and an LG TV. Didn't work. I would use my Windows computer and it worked, I then tried my Macbook Pro and it didn't. I think its the cable, not the Macbook.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

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    Fix For External Display Problems

    I've had the same problem as others have posted using the adapter with an iMac on a Sampo/Net TV monitor. The monitor would just make a fast clicking noise and nothing would display regardless of the resolution setting or resetting the PRAM.

    The solution is to use a VGA cable that's missing a pin (Pin 9).

    10 of 13 people found this useful

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    ratio problems. no wide screen support

    i just got it yesterday. VGA apparently does not support widescreen. connected it to my 19 inch HDTV and was only able to get half the resolution capable of my tv and could not set it to wide screen on the computer part so all i got a was poor, stretched picture quality.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

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    Flicker and Fuzy Screen

    With my Dell 2405 monitor after the firmware update the screen still flickers and the image is fuzy. This on a new Mac mini with 4 GB ram and 2.26 processor.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

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    Pathetic - re-syncs

    I upgraded from a $700 2 year old Toshiba laptop to a $2000 macbook pro 15". After buying this $29.95 part, I found that my monitor keeps going dark re-syncing.

    I also found my brand new bluetooth mighty mouse doesn't scroll up. Do I have to get an appointment at a store with a genius to simply do a return of the mouse?

    18 of 29 people found this useful