• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does absolutely nothing

    I've tried everything from the official apple adapter to several knock-offs, nothing works. Apple even decided to hide the "detect display button (you have to press the right "option" button on keyboard to get it to pop up), but even then, still cannot detect any external displays. Just like the company, this product is absolute trash. This is the last time I try to troubleshoot stuff like this on their horribly designed, overly-expensive products. Goodbye forever, apple-trash.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    I recently purchased this from the apple store to be used when I give lectures. On the very first attempt to use it the picture flickered a bit but was otherwise OK. When the class ends I walk over to my second lecture and plug in my computer and the adapter and NOTHING happens. I try again and the screen on my mac goes dark then nothing. I have all my students walk back over to the last calssroom and the thing still doesn't work. My first lecture of the year was a real stinker as a result. Very disappointed. I spent the extra $20 because I thought I was buying quality... I was wrong. Go buy a generic knockoff. At least when it breaks you only spent $6

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother it is junk

    I have a Lenovo ThinkVision L220xwC display that has been working perfectly for a number of connected to a Windows laptop using the VGA connector and a MacBook Pro connected with DVI. I am replacing the Windows laptop with a brand new Mac Mini and I bought this Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter so I could connect either the Mac Mini or MacBook Pro via VGA (and the other via DVI).

    When the Mac Mini is connected to the display via the VGA adapter, the display frequently flickers, gets wavy lines and it basically unusable. When I switched the VGA adapter to the MacBook Pro it still happened but wasn't as bad - at least initially. Then the display resolution dropped from 1920x1200 to 1440x900 and made it unusable again.

    The product is not fit to the task.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use!

    Can't use with my PHILIPS 15" monitor, my HDTV.
    Mark my words if your monitor was so old.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorted out

    The adapter shorted out just before a public presentation. Unreliability isn't cool. I suggest Apple sell these in pacts of six, and at the current price of 1.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt Out Within 9 Months

    I used this thing a lot and it eventually burnt out like a bad fuse. As best I can tell, all brands are equally worthless. I expected it to last as long as my macbook will, but it looks like this is just the beginning, and I'll be replacing these adapters until someone gets it right.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I am a university professor and I use my adapter three times a week, four hours a day. I have gone through three in since September. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't...not a good situation when you have to lecture to 200+ students and there are no images to display.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad!

    I'm so frustrated. We love Apple in our school district but these adapters wear out so quickly. The last two that we purchased didn't even last two months. Very disappointing.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working Expensive Peripherals

    I have a LG LED LCD TV model 32LS4600.ATR
    When I was told that mini display port to HDMI converter will enable me to watch streaming videos on internet on my TV screen, I purchased one. However, the audio is absent. I have tried almost all tricks within my knowledge but to no avail. The video is excellent but no audio. Now I am advised that since a VGA input is available in the TV, I should buy MDP2VGA converter cable and watch the video and for the audio I should connect the TV through another cable. I want to know whether Mini Display Port carries audio signal or not. My Mac Book Pro is Mid 2012 model.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with MBP Retina

    I bought this at New York along with my MBP Retina. I asked the apple guy if it would work with the Thunderbolt port and he said it would. Well it doesn't. This was a waste of my money. It works on MBP but not on MBP Retina. USELESS.

    16 of 20 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 function with my Mac Mini

    I am at the point of losing hope in making this adaptor work with my mac mini. I would really appreciate it if I could get some help to make better use of the portability of the mac mini and connect it to a projector. By the way, I have two mac minis 2010 and 2011 and I have used other adaptors as well but was always disappointed.. They work fine with DVI but never with VGA.
    Still hoping for some support

    128 of 151 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    It worked fine at first, then one day as I was disconnection it from the MiniDisplay port on my MacBook Pro, the plastic came apart from the wire slightly. It still works but now there are lines across my secondary monitor and when I first plug it in, I have to wiggle the wire around for a minute in order to get the other screen to turn on. If I bump into it on accident, the secondary monitor will lose signal and turn off momentarily.

    Compared to other Apple products, this adapter is very low quality.

    101 of 111 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worthless

    Does not work with any of the 6 samsung tv's I have at home. On other brands, just fine! Next step, I'll be dumping my iphone for a galaxy! C'mon guys!

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with new macbookpro

    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.

    49 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA 2012

    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

    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