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    Doesn't work

    Macbook mini display port adapter doesn't work with my samsung tv

    14 of 22 people found this useful

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    VGA adapter works poorly with Sony GDM-F520 monitor

    When my old Mac Book Pro (late 2007) +DVI-to-VGA adapter was plugged to my Sony GDM-F520 professional monitor (which does not feature any digital input) with a 1.8m meter long cable, I could get resolutions of 1440x1920 at 85Hz without any problems. My new Mac Book Pro (2.53GHz)+Mini-Display Port-to-VGA adapter + the same 1.8m long cable offers only 1200x1600 at 60Hz or 1400x1050 at 85Hz. In addition the monitor is re-synching at random time (black screen), hopefully not too often. The is also a mechanical flaw: depending on the cable fabrication, the cable screws may not reach the threads on the adapter side.
    It is an understatement to say that it is disappointing. Now I fear that I will have problems when using my laptop for conferences where projectors use almost exclusively VGA connectors and sometimes long cables + switches. I hope that apple is taking care of that problem and will find a solution quickly.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

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    Doesn't Seem to Work At All w/ Newest Mac mini

    I've been using an HP monitor with my old (Intel) Mac mini for a few years with no issue. Time to get a new Mac, so I bought another mini, since I have a set of peripherals (mechanical keyboard, mouse, and the previously mentioned monitor) that I'm very happy with. New mac is here, boots up with only two VGA resolution options. Not ideal, but not the end of the world. I performed my updates, restarted the mini (as prompted) and now the monitor is getting "no signal" errors. Tried 2 other monitors, no signal. All 3 work on my old mini, literally 2 feet away. Ridiculous.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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    Is there a better quality solution?

    Im having a crisis of faith with apple in a big way... one of my biggest annoyances is the cables... this adapter in particular.

    So its goes like this, you use it for a while... the screen goes black once an hour or so, this slowly becomes unbearable, it gets violently thrown in the bin and i make the pilgrimage to buy another from apple... so my problem is that im paying a premium here and these things dont last... is there a 3rd party option thats better quality?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

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    Biggest piece of junk apple has released yet

    "It just works..."

    No it doesn't just work, this plug despite the high price constantly fails and requires rebooting reconnecting and much browsing of forums to try and figure out solutions to the problems it creates. Fuzzy screen, constant drop outs of the signal, not recognising he signal, wont attach to lots of DVI cables or other devices, you need to buy different adapters for that, all at VERY high prices, great for apple's bottom line terrible for users of apple products.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

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    Doesn't work at all

    Didn't work with any of the three vga-screens that I connected to my imac 24". Didn't know that I had to download a software patch first (!!), but after installing that, still no show. Is the adapter likely to be defective or the rediculously small and vulnerable Mini DisplayPort?

    13 of 21 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

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    Not working with Samsung LCD monitor

    Not working as properly with a 24" LCD Monitor. Macbook detects a display but Samsung monitor does not inputs data from computer

    16 of 27 people found this useful

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    No go on my 52" Samsung

    LN52A650, new unibody MBP 15". Will not work. :-(

    7 of 9 people found this useful

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    VGA adaptor for MBP 13inch

    I bought a MBP In July, to date i have had one visit to store and two calls from support yet the thunderbolt port still fails to synch. As a tutor and student, the one thing I hate is being embarrassed. After borrowing other windows systems for presentations, Apple has allowed this to occur now, as they fail to rectify the fault! Be very aware the cable to attach MBP to VGA often doesn't work. The forums support this! The fault is there, but they fail to advise before purchase and don't help after...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

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    Don't waste your money!!!

    This product worked great for about a month and then it quit working completely!! Apparently Apple has this problem with all of their adaptor cables! So basically don't buy Apple products when it comes to any type of adaptor!

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    As with other reports, the data projector refuses to recognize the MacBook Pro when I plug the cable in. I've used Detect Displays in the Displays control panel, but still no joy. The only thing that works is rebooting the machine with the display plugged in. The same projector had no problems with my old white MacBook via a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. This is simply not acceptable for a laptop that cost over 2000 Euro. Do Apple ever actually *test* any of these things? I can't understand why they abandoned the perfectly-adequate mini-DVI for the mini-DisplayPort on their most recent machines.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

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    Stay away from this adapter if at all possible

    This adapter does not work on ANY of the 3 monitors and 2 tv's i tried to use it on. I exchanged the adapter, VGA cable, and then had my macbook pro looked at to see if it was defective; going through the normal troubleshooting flows. My mbp works just fine when i use the MDP to DVI adapter. The only logical explanation is this adapter is defective and is clearly a widespread and known issue. Hopefully apple will release a fix for it sometime soon.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

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    Back to PowerPoint

    Switched to Imac last year & have been really impressed by Apple software. So much so, that I decided I'd like to be able to use Keynote instead of PowerPoint on my clunky old Dell laptop. My shiny new Macbook looked the part....until I tried to connect it to a projector using the VGA adaptor lead. It was immediately obvious that the fit & connection was poor & I was unable to get any signal whatsoever - unsurprising since it kept falling out. After reading the similar experiences of others on here, I have reluctantly decided to return my Macbook & am resigned to using my old Dell Latitude - clunky, slow but at least it's reliable, and above all else that's what I need when giving presentations. Truly amazed that Apple cannot get a grip on this.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

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    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

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    Doesn't work...

    Doesn't work, and can't seem to find the latest (May '09) firmware update. My previous MacBook Pro adapters worked great to VGA, S-video, and composite video. With the new PowerBook Pros with Mini DisplayPort there is no longer an analog output from the video card, and this adapter does NOT do the trick. I give up!

    21 of 38 people found this useful

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    Mini DisplayPort Falls Short

    I am a first time Mac user and was a little hesitant. After purchasing a MacBook Pro I was very impressed and excited. I was so excited that I wanted to display this on my LG TV. My previous laptop did this with out any effort. So I went out to my local Apple store and picked up this little number. After I plugged it in and did a screen detection I was not able to get any picture. I called Apple for some trouble shooting. They were as lost as I was. I pulled out my e-harmony remote and forced the input setting on the TV to the RGB/PC. Low and behold there was my screen. It displays but not well. Falls short with the resolution settings. TV is 720p and I have to set the resolution to lower than this in order to display the full picture. When I do that iMovie and other applications will display bigger than what is on the screen and wont adjust any lower. I tried everything. The screen also goes blank and readjust frequently. Pretty disappointed. Love the Mac but Apple could of done better than setting the display port for only their products. Classic Apple.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

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    Therapy for me to READ

    After years of debate, last week I approved purchases for our office to move to a MAC platform. Everyone has been raving about the new Mac Books....until we tried to use them in either of the conference rooms where HDTVs are located. Yeah, did not see that comming.

    Just wanted to point out, although it does not solve the MAJOR MAC BOOK ISSUE, it is nice to hear that it's not just our office plagued with this issue. APPLE, fulfill your legacy and fix this....please.

    20 of 36 people found this useful

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    Freeze Frame

    With Macbook Pro (late 08), external VGA displays are basically unusable unless you close the lid. Otherwise, Video Res will be the same as laptops, and it freezes up if it goes to sleep or if you pull adapter out. Must also plug adapter in and boot, otherwise it freezes up. If you plug it in after booting, forget it.

    Very disappointing, wish Apple would fix this, otherwise the Macbook Pro is very nice...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

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    Extremely poor

    This product is not at the high standard you come to expect from apple.

    I am unable to connect my brand new Macbook to my Samsung TV as it would seem apple did not properly test this product before releasing it.

    Do NOT buy this product if you have a Samsung TV...

    12 of 20 people found this useful