Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the 20- or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
What cables/adaptors do I need to connect the Thunderbolt 3 ports on a new MacBook Pro to my NEC PA242W monitor?
- Asked by Ron I from Pawling
- on Jul 25, 2017
What cables do I need to hook my mac mini up to my HP pavilion all in one PC?
- Asked by Michelle B from Scurry
- on Jun 30, 2017
Help!!! Mini displayport to DVI-D?
- Asked by Russell S from New York
- on Apr 14, 2010
To connect your MacBook Pro to a monitor that supports DVI-D *only*, you'll need this adapter with a To connect your MacBook Pro to a monitor that supports DVI-D *only*, you'll need this adapter with a DVI-D cable. You can recognize this cable by looking at the pin configuration -- DVI-D will have 2 sets of 9 pins with a small gap between them, followed by a long flat pin. See Wikipedia's page about Digital Visual Interface for more detail. The "Connector" section has easily readable images that might be useful. That having been said, most monitors support DVI-I, which will support either a DVI-I or DVI-D cable (or even DVI-D Dual Link). But if you're sure your monitor supports DVI-D only, disregard this.
- Answered by James T from Brush Prairie
- on Apr 28, 2010
don't have mini adapter port on old mac book 2,1; Have a VGA mini adapter connector. is there an adapter for this?
- Asked by sandra I from millburn
- on Jan 2, 2014
Yes, of course. However, this is a completely different and unrelated item. The correct mini-VGA t Yes, of course. However, this is a completely different and unrelated item. The correct mini-VGA to VGA adapter was included with your vintage MacBook. If you have lost it, they are no longer manufactured or available from Apple; however, you should be able to find one on the secondary market (for instance, an auction or second-hand/old stock website).
- Answered by Matthew R from SANTA FE
- on Mar 9, 2017
I have a late 2013 macbook pro. I need to know what I need to connect it to my LG HDMI-ready TV. Thank you.
- Asked by Cheri G from Tuscumbia
- on May 21, 2015
All you need is an HDMI cable. Apple does sell them, and they have a great rating.
- Answered by Devon L from Madison
- on Oct 14, 2015
Is the thunderbolt display port on my macbook pro an input or an output only?
- Asked by Clark N from Marina
- on Oct 21, 2014
Thunderbolt is, depending on your Mac, either one or two 10 Gbps bi-directional streams in the case Thunderbolt is, depending on your Mac, either one or two 10 Gbps bi-directional streams in the case of Thunderbolt 1. Thunderbolt 2 ups that to 20 Gbps. The MacBook Air is too thin for a full-sized controller, so it gets a single bi-directional stream, other Macs have dual bi-directional streams. The Thunderbolt port is compatible with MiniDisplayPort displays. Otherwise Thunderbolt can provide audio, video, data & power to external devices like Apple's Thunderbolt display or various brands of hubs. What I'm trying to say is that Thunderbolt is not a one-way connection but the visually-similar Mini DisplayPort is output-only. I once connected a Thunderbolt hub to a MacBook Air & was able to connect four external HDs, one via Thunderbolt, one via Firewire 800, one via USB 3 & another via USB 2. This left a USB 3 port unused, so I connected a DVI display via a Display-Link USB adaptor. Everything worked fine, indicating two-way compatibility with HDs & one way with a display. I suspect you have a HDMI --> Mini DisplayPort cable, rather than HDMI --> Thunderbolt.
- Answered by Peter E from Pakenham
- on Jun 26, 2015