Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
433 Questions from the Community
DVI to display port adapter fit macOS?
- Asked by Lynette Y from Owatonna
- Aug 31, 2017
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro to 2 external monitors?
I want to use the 2 monitors only, not the MBP's monitor.
I want to run 2 separate programs on 2 separate screens.
- Asked by Joseph W from Billingham
- Oct 27, 2011
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A note regarding the 13" MacBook Pro: You CAN use two Thunderbolt displays with the 13", same as the 15" and 17". The difference is that if you connect a second Thunderbolt display to the 13" then the internal display is automagically deactivated. The 15" and 17" will drive all three displays with no trouble.
- Answered by Matthew S from Trumbull
- Jun 22, 2012
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How can I connect two VGA monitors to my macbook pro for simultaneous use? ?
- Asked by Darryl W from Crestline
- Dec 21, 2009
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I use a VGA splitter to use a monitor & a projector in a classroom. Make sure you get the correct male/female for your usage.
- Answered by Ken P from Sacramento
- Dec 25, 2009
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For Mac air how do you connect to second screen
Use the air for my only computer but need bigger screen for office spreadsheet work. I have the 13 inch screen on the air. I have an existing monitor and would like to connect to the air while in the office and use booth screens at the same time. How do you make that happen?
- Asked by Beth H M from Charlotte
- Nov 5, 2011
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how do i know if my mac has a mini displayport?
i want to buy a vga adaptor but don't know which one to buy.
- Asked by Kathleen F from Berkeley
- Dec 15, 2009
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This worked for me: look in your hard disk icon, you should see a link (folder alias) called "User Guides and Information", which should contain a Users Guide soecific for your computer model. One of its parts should be ports for your computer and that will tell you what kind of video output port you have.
- Answered by Robin C from Helensvale
- Dec 22, 2009
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What cable do I need to connect my iPhone 7 plus to my 2016 MacBook 13" Pro so I can sync photos, music, etc?
I want to connect my iPhone 7 Plus to my MacBook Pro 2016 13"
- Asked by Pamela J from Russiaville
- Jun 21, 2017
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can I use this with MacBook Air?
I want to know if I can use this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter to connect my MacBook Air 11" to a (LCD) projector.
- Asked by Leonor B from Bacolod
- Nov 6, 2011
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Yes, you can. I was confused about it myself, but the thunderbolt connector that you have on your macbook air can be used as a Mini DisplayPort.. So you don't need to buy any other converters, either.
- Answered by Daniil C from Aventura
- Aug 15, 2012
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Is is thunderbolt backwards compatible with mini display port devices and cables?
Basically can we use mini display to DVI or mini display to HDMI (from old Mid 2010 MBP) in latest Mac book pro's thunderbolt ports?
- Asked by Hasan N from Iselin
- May 4, 2013
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The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor works with my MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt ports. Other Mini DisplayPort adaptors should also work.
- Answered by Joe V from Fort Langley
- May 6, 2013
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As for myself, this adapter can do only 1920x1080 at 60Hz.
I had a 17" from 2006 which worked perfectly at 1920x1200, with no adapters as the laptop had a DVI. With the 15" of 2010 and the VGA adapter, I can't reach the maximum resolution of my screen.
- Answered by Cyril C
- May 11, 2010
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you need a separate cable for audio--one that can plug into the headphone jack on your computer (1/8" connector) which you can adapt to RCA or whatever you require
- Answered by Jeffrey A L from Brooklyn
- Mar 2, 2010
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How can I connect my mac book air 11'' to a LAN cable using USB ports for internet access if no wireless but only LAN connection?
My Macbook Air does not have a Port where a LAN internet cable could be plugged onto my Macbook.
I need a cable with one end that could be connected to the USB port on my Macbook and the other end of the cable will accept internet cable with LAN (ethernet) plug.
I need this cable connector so if I do not have access to wireless internet connection so I could use the LAN connections.
Thank you.Best Answer:
There is a USB ethernet adapter for that. I have 13inch MBA and been using the adapter for a while
can i return it, if not satisfied?
- Asked by Jack S from Austin
- Sep 3, 2014
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We are talking about Apple here, right?
Of COURSE you can return it if you're not happy!
- Answered by Jerry T from Round Rock
- Sep 19, 2014
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what cables do i use to connect my 2014 MacBook Pro Retina to 2 external monitors
I have a 2014 macbook pro retina and i want to connect 2 HP W2071d monitors (they do not have an HDMI hook up in the back of the monitor only VGA).
Thanks in advance. Hopefully somebody has an answer for me out there.
- Asked by Coby C from Pleasant Grove
- Jan 29, 2015
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Your laptop should have two Thunderbolt ports located on the left side, between USB And MagSafe.
These ports are capable of carrying a display signal equal to that of HDMI.
To take advantage, you'll need to purchase two Thunderbolt to HDMI cables, and plug into appropriate ports.
This will allow visual signal for the dual monitor setup you've suggested
- Answered by David F from Torquay
- Jul 4, 2016
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can I use the imac as a display for a PC
I would like to use an iMac with Parallels to replace my office PC. I currently use two separate computers sharing one monitor (required based on security/proprietary software programs) through a A/B adapter.
While I am confident that I can transfer and run my main CPU programs/data on the iMac through virtualization, I have no idea if it is possible to use the iMac monitor with a similar adapter to work for the second Windows-based PC processor.
I do not want two monitors filling my work space.
- Asked by Alan M. F from Atlanta
- Oct 31, 2009
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Only if you have the new 27" iMac
- Answered by Andrew F from Williamsville
- Nov 9, 2009
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What does mirror displays mean?
Some of the responses state that they had to mirror their displays when using the miniport to VGA cords. What does that mean?
- Asked by Victor F from Clarksville
- Feb 10, 2010
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My iBook G4 needs a regular display port, not mini display. Is it available?
Trying to connect my iBook G4 to a VGA adapter. Tried a mini adapter, did not fit. Was told I needed a regular Display Adapter.
- Asked by Thomas M from Stratford
- Oct 9, 2009
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iBook G4 models all have mini-VGA ports, and can mirror the laptop screen's image out to a VGA device. You need a mini-VGA to VGA adapter which is Apple part number M8639G/A.
- Answered by Douglas G from Baltimore
- Oct 9, 2009
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Is Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor a standard that works on all platforms?
Will the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor work for video output from a new Dell XPS that has a mini DisplayPort connection?
- Asked by Aidan J
- Nov 4, 2010
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Thanks. I bought a generic one and it works for my Dell XPS and a colleague's Macbook to both monitors and projectors too. So it's a standard port and adapter, not Windows or Mac specific.
- Answered by Aidan J
- May 23, 2011
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1.) It depends on what MacBook model you have. The new aluminum models have the Mini DisplayPort (Mini DP) connector, but the White models use Mini-DVI. Depending on which MacBook you have, you will need to buy either a Mini DP or Mini DVI Adapter.
2.) If your TV has a VGA or DVI input, you can use Apple's Mini DP/DVI adapters. There is also a 3rd-party Mini DP/DVI to HDMI Adapter you can use if you only have an HDMI input on your TV. So the first thing you need is the adapter that matches your MacBook and your TV
3.) Cables: now all you need is the right cable to go along with your adapter. If you bought a VGA adapter, use a VGA cable. for DVI adapters, use a DVI cable... etc etc.
- Answered by Alex R from Miami
- Oct 16, 2009
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Will the Adapter Make the Laptop Screen go Blank?
I want the screen image to display on the screen of my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, as well as on whatever I plug into the adapter. Will it do this?
- Asked by Linda R from Ridgefield
- May 20, 2012
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I am new to apple (migrated from a PC to iMac about 2-3 weeks ago).
Purchased a Mini DisplayPort Adapter for DVI only because the store did not have a HDMI adapter.
Hooking up the adapter between the iMac and my 23" external display was very easy. The iMac display configuration was also easy. The system did an excellent job of determining the best resolution for the external display.
I chose not to "mirror" the two displays (what shows on the primary display also shows on the other). I like to bring up a window of what I want shown and then drag that window to the external display presentation area for viewing. That way, if I have notes or something else I want to do it does not show up on the external display. Works very well if you are giving a presentation and want to bring up key notes, document questions and answers during your presentation, or look up something on the web during a presentation.
I believe your MacBook Pro will operate in a very similar manner as an iMac. Please check with a staff member at your local Apple store. They will be able to clarify your MacBook Pro display capabilities and make configuration recommendations to best suit your needs.
I hope this information helped you.
- Answered by Greg R from Galena
- Jun 5, 2012
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How do I get sound output from the TV (and not the laptop) when I connect my MacBook Air to a TV using Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter?
When I connect my late 2010 13" MacBook Air using the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter to my Samsung 19" TV or to my View Sonic monitor the display is just fine but the sound keeps coming out of the laptop and not the TV. I have tried the sound settings in System Preferences but the Output menu doesn't show any device attached, just the internal speakers.Best Answer:
I'll try to keep this as short as possible.
VGA only carries video.
The head phone jack on the laptop will carry the sound. Where you hooked the VGA on the back of your TV should be a sound in input next to it. In may be RCA or the same as the laptop headphone plug. (I can't remember the name of that plug.)
Like all TVs. There's inputs one, two, three, etc.... Each input can serve HDMI, RCA, Super-S. Most all new Flat TVs carry a computer hook-up as well in the form of VGA or HDMI etc.... Look close at those inputs and you will see the needed plugs to make them work.
- Answered by Donald B from Portland
- Nov 29, 2014
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