• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but poor connection.

    • Written by from Wayne

    I use this often to connect my MacBook to my other monitor. The product works great and I've never had a problem getting it to display everything properly on my other monitor. However, the connection from the "Mini DVI to VGA Adapter" to my MacBooks Mini DVI port is very poor (it's a loose connection)...it can easily be knocked or pulled out. I just wish Apple would have made the connection more solid, other than that it works great.

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini-dvi to vga adapter

    • Written by from BOXFORD

    The adapters work great - for a while. Then they need to be replaced. I work in a school where every classroom has a presentation system, so these adapters are constantly in use. I wish apple would not change the adapter port with each new incarnation of their ibooks, macbooks, etc. It creates havoc for those of us who manage a large inventory of machines and parts. (The battery connectors change as well.)
    I have found that with a lot of use, these connectors need to be replaced at least annually, and sometimes even more frequently.

    96 of 103 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Imac 24" Early 2008 - Apple Never Made the Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter

    • Written by from Montreal

    I spent lots of time trying to figure out how to connect my IMac 24" (Early 2008 - 3.06 dual) to my HDTV.

    I found out that I needed a mini-dvi to HDMI adapter.Apple never made this item because they discontinued the connection in the back of this IMac model in 10 months! I finally bought 2 from Hong Kong, and 1 worked for a milli-second!

    I spend endless amounts of time in the Apple forums to see if anyone could figure out the problem.I also went to my local Apple store. The technician didn't have the Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter (since Apple never made them!), so he tried a mini-DVI to VGA adapter attached via an extension to a second Apple laptop. That worked!

    Bottom line - I now need to buy a retrograde adapter (mini-DVI to VVA adapter to attach to my IMac, and then a extension wire to connect to my HDTV. By the way, there is no sound in this connection!

    So if you also have an Early 2008 Imac 24" (Probably the same for the smaller sized models) , be forewarned.

    82 of 90 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING! This is VGA out not VGA in

    • Written by from Tunbridge Wells

    Don't purchase this thinking you can connect your old PC via VGA. This adapter is to send your iMac signal out through VGA - not to receive VGA on your beautiful iMac display.

    28 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The quality is not quite good enoungh for the money.

    • Written by from Oregon City

    I have owned one of these for about nine months. I would agree that this is a necessary component, but for the price, I would not expect an adapter that can hardly stay secure. Also, the wiring inside has already degraded to the point where if I don't keep it completely straight, my screen is tinted very yellow. These are serious design flaws, because no one wants to be constantly replacing such a small component for this amount of money. I am usually pretty happy with apple, but this necessary component is quickly becoming a bit of a rip-off.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    problems with miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter

    • Written by from Madison

    My mDP worked for about a week before failing completely. I wasted a lot of time then went to the nearest Apple store. No questions asked, no receipt required -- they replaced it with a new one that works...so far.

    53 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    be careful to get the correct adapter for 13 inch macbook

    • Written by from Dublin

    This adapter does not fit the new 13 inch macbook even though it says it does in the ad. For this you need the mini displayport to VGA adapter. Don't make the same mistake i did. That said they sent me out the correct one free of charge.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful if you have a new iMac

    • Written by from Harrogate

    Despite what it says in the description of this connector it does NOT fit the latest model of iMac (Intel Core Duo) - by which I mean the 20" or 24" screen ones.

    These models now have the Mini Displayport connector (even though the website does not mention the iMac in that cable's description).

    I had to replace both the cables I had bought with my new iMac based on what it says on the website. Good service from Apple though - the new cable arrived 2 days later!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay Product

    • Written by from Echuca

    I was expecting a little bit more better quality from this adapter, running it at 1280x768 seems to be the only resolution for my LCD to work ok without a black outline, edges on text that show on the screen are rough compared to the screen on my MacBook

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    too short? extend with any VGA cable

    • Written by from Rotherham

    it works immediately, no hassle.

    I use mine with my white macbook and a 26" Bush HD TV. Yes the cable is stupidly short, but using my standard VGA cable i used for my PC monitor I could extend this cable enough to reach round the back of my TV or even across a desk.

    However Apple should definately release a longer version.

    I'd also say for the size of it, the cost is far too high, reasonable but only because its the only real option. £15 - should be £5-£8 for a tiny adapter.

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful and cautious!

    • Written by from Gretna

    Great product. However, be careful. This is a fragile piece of technology. After about a year of use, the video is now pink and flickers between blue and normal. Periodically if you place a book of some sort on it, it won't do such a thing. Good, overall.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from columbus

    This product is good, it works as intended, it is only meant to be an adapter but i would have to agree, i wish the cord was longer and i wish it stayed in better, some kind of a clip or something would help. It would be really cool if apple made this a cord that connected directly to the monitor, so you wouldn't have to have 4 inches of cord followed by a large plug, it would be more sleek.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ok but could be better

    • Written by from Mauston

    Well, I'm a college student and have loved all the Apple products I have used, but I was a little disappointed in Apple with this product. The product works exactly as intended, however, I was disappointed that this product is so small. The chord is less than 4 inches long, and seriously, what is that going to reach to connect to? Also, the VGA end is female, so you almost have to go drop ANOTHER 20 bucks on a male to male VGA chord to finish hooking things. So, for what Apple is saying they'll give you for 20 plus shipping, your spending roughly 50 bucks on...and that really frustrates me, since i need to pay tuition and things too. So, if you buy this product, expect to drop about 30 more bucks on additional cables than intended.

    30 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good product, but no sound

    • Written by from Bath

    I recently purchased this product because I was trying to watch my favorite TV show online on my TV from my computer. I called apple, because I couldn't find anywhere that clearly stated that it would or wouldn't transfer sound as well as video. The sales person told me it would definitely transfer sound in addition to video. I got the adapter and a vga cable. The picture showed up perfectly, I didn't even have to change any settings. But, I couldn't hear anything from the TV. So please note, you will still need an RCA to headphone jack cable.

    85 of 190 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not full resolution

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Beware if you're hooking up to a large monitor. According to the tech specs, the Macbook supports up to 1920x1200 on an external display. But buried in the manual it says this connector will only provide 1600x1200. Fortunately my monitor has inputs for both VGA and DVI, or I'd be angry!

    95 of 141 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BOLTON

    This adapter really should have been a cable with a male end for the money and least 1.5 metres in length, instead of the small adapter, where you are forced to buy a vga extension cable. In my case I had to purchase a gender changer to convert the vga extension cable to a male end so it would go into the back of the television. The product itself works fine.

    41 of 108 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job well... until it doesn't anymore

    • Written by from Tampere

    Attaching an external screen / LCD-projector with this adaptor is one of many examples of excellent usability of Macs I have enjoyed. I have used my PowerBook 12" for PowerPoint, DVD etc. presentations on weekly basis.

    The adaptor does not last long, however. Oftentimes my PowerBook sits on a podium with a heavy VGA-cable hanging at the other end of the adaptor, causing the thin wires inside the cord to break. I have worn out three (3) of these, now I need to buy two (2) more to make sure I have one working during a public presentation.

    48 of 96 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord is way too short

    • Written by from Birmingham

    The cord works perfectly fine . The only problem is the cord is only 6 inches long. That is not long enough to do anything with. So then you have to go buy an extender cable thats another $20 when you just bought this cable for $20. So thats minus 2 stars for the lengh of the cable.

    53 of 98 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but not built to last

    • Written by from Denville

    Bought this adapter with my Macbook when the Macbook was released last year. It has worked great until now, when the monitor starts to fade/flicker and I have to bend the little cable until it stabilizes. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find anyone else who makes these adapters, so I'll have to continue paying $19 every time my adapter goes bad.

    103 of 141 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    mini-dvi ambiguity

    • Written by from kensington

    the unannounced & visually negligible difference between mini-dvi sockets for ibook and macbook is a serious issue. i have been in the position of rescuing a visiting speaker's PC presentation by offering my laptop only to discover that the "mini-dvi adaptor" i already owned ( ibook ) did not fit my macbook. the reputation of the mac for ease and adaptability suffered. it needn't have.

    62 of 88 people found this useful