• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MINI DVI. A WASTE

    i am extremely dissappointed, PLEASE CHECK SPECIFICATIONS ON YOUR MAC BEFORE BUYING CABLES LIKE THESE.YOU WOULD THINK ALL MACS ARE BUILT THE SAME WAY UNTIL SOMETHING YOU HAVE WAITED FOR A WHOLE MONTH DOES NOT FIT. APPLE SHOULD SHOW SPECIFICATIONS, NOT JUST PICTURES..DO NOT BUY..DO NOT BUY

    28 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It comes off about once a day.

    The display adapter is so small and lacking any fasteners it falls off very easily just from the weight of the VGA cable.

    I ended up just taping the adapter to the Mac.

    Its such a obvious design flaw. Because of this I cannt really recommend using a Mac for mission critical assignments. Once the cable falls out, it often crashes the system.

    Just a little shake of the table or someone bumping into the Mac will cause the adapter to slip out, losing all work on the system. Even with the tape the adapter slowly comes lose.

    51 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Not only was the actual connection to the vga cable horrible, it caused my display to be messed up. When I attempted to change the display back to the original settings, system preferences would not quit and the computer would not turn off normally.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Move by Apple

    Mr Apple needs to listen to these comments. On a professional piece of kit, you should not be reliant on a flimsy adaptor to perform a basic task like display on an external display or projector. I understand the reasoning behind the change to smaller connections, Space. But if you can't fit a professional connector on the laptop, make it bigger! A professional grade laptop like the MacBook Pro should have a professional 25 pin DVI connection with the industry standard adaptor for VGA. there is a reason why the DVI connector is the size it it, and that is reliability.

    Sort it on the next model!!!

    25 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Was very frustrated to find out that despite buying hd movies legally through itunes I am unable to play them on my lcd tv because it is not" hdcp compatible." Will be returning the product tomorrow.

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No image anymore

    I bought this adapter in February 2009 and used it to connect my unibody macbook to:
    1. Panasonic PT AE500 Projector
    2. Samsung 42" Plasma
    3. My External 19" LG LCD

    I worked for the first four days with the projector. Then it stopped working.
    I then tried the TV and the Monitor as well, no dice. In system preferences the screen is not detected at all. I have tried different cables and monitors.

    When I try to upgrade the firmware (Mini_DisplayPort_to_VGA_Firmware_Update) it says my monitor needs to be connected for the upgrade. It is. But the Mac won't detect the screen.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    This adapter is so sensitive that if I breathe wrong it will disconnect from the back of my mac mini. The result is i lose my Samsung Syncmaster 225bw monitor and cant get it back short of holding a voodoo ceremony. What a pain!

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Design FAIL

    Before buying my adapter I read some other reviews about the poor VGA connector design and thought seriously, they can't have stuffed that up?...

    ...But they have! I've tried two different VGA extension cables and both fail to fully push home into the VGA connector block. The rebate around the metal connector is too small to fit the slightly wider base of a standard male VGA connector. The connector threaded holes are even recessed in too far to be able to tighten up at all. The cable still works, but the VGA connector falls out at the slightest touch.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw: Check before buying!

    The adapter cannot be secured to a VGA cable. You can tell just by looking at the holes; the first few millimeters of the holes are smooth plastic and the threads are recessed. This results in the adapter not having the ability to be secured to the cable, and every time it moves, the video becomes distorted. After discovering the flaw, I went back to the Apple store and looked at the rest of the Mini DisplayPort VGA adapters...they all had the same flaw. Wait until they fix this before you buy one.

    76 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terribble, does not work

    i downloaded the new firware and it still does not wok,
    my old mindvi to vga worked great with my powerbook g4,
    why does this not work.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    This connects to VGA physically but does not always work. Beware.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but is poorly engineered

    The adapter works, but it adds to the clutter due to apple's putting all the connectors on the left. To make up for the poor placement of the display port, this cable should be at least a foot long to get some of the clutter behind the computer. the display port (usually always connected when on the desktop) is the front most port, getting in the way of the USB ports (which usually get plugged in and out). A 3-6 foot cable would be better to clean the cable mess.

    73 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook owners beware

    It is not made clear in the product description that a mini display port is not the same as a Mini DVI port so it will not connect to a Macbook. You need the Mini DVI port to VGA adapter for this, as I learned to my cost.

    28 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced - underperforming

    I was using the miniDVI to VGA adapter on my Macbook (black) just fine with a Hanspree 21 inch HDMI display. I recently got a Macbook pro and the old adapter didn't fit on the Mini Displayport on the Pro so got this VGA adapter. Now the text is fuzzy as I type this and it just doesn't work as well.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed connectors

    I do a lot of video work and these adapters don't securely connect to most VGA cables I've used. The two threaded holes are too deeply recessed so the VGA cable bolts don't connect (sorry for the weird terminology, but Apple appears to have censors that block the word "s see are ee double u). I end up needing to tape the two cables ends together to keep them attached.I never had this problem with Apple's DVI/VGA adapters. My recommendation: don't waste your money.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    I previously had my HP PC connected to my Vizio TV which worked fine. When I connected the MacBook via the adaptor it showed my screen saver but nothing else. I tried to modify the display characteristics e.g. refresh rate in the system preferences but could not get it to work. I can't find anything online to help either.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally bad aesthetic design

    Apple computers and accessories are functional AND beautiful. Not this one! When the VGA plug is connected to the white block it looks exceptionally ugly 3" away from the laptop.

    I cannot imagine why the designers did not make the lead on this about 12" to 15" allowing the silly white block to be hidden over the back of the desk. .

    Astonishingly poor design (even if it functions well)

    25 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work!!! Very disappointed..

    I bought this adapter for my new Macbook for an important occasion. It arrived on time but does NOT work when I tried to connect it with projectors. I borrowed one before and it worked perfectly. Just don't know why this one does NOT...very frustrated...

    32 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    So I bought this from the Apple store today so I could use it at home.

    When I got home, I booted up my Unibody-Aluminum Macbook, plugged the adapter into my computer, plugged in the VGA cable from my HP Pavilion monitor. Then my Macbook lagged a couple of seconds before the Display settings opened up, nothing is displayed on the external monitor at this point. On the Display settings, I set the resolution for the 2nd monitor to the appropriate numbers. After lagging for another couple of seconds, it adjusted the resolution of my Macbook, instead of the external monitor (which still wasn't displaying anything). I then tried to connect/reconnect the adapter to see if it was a connection problem and then my Macbook just froze, forcing me to shut down the laptop by holding the power button. I tried this thrice more, and nothing seemed to appear on my 2nd monitor.

    13 of 27 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