• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Oulu

    It was simply a waste of money. And a lot of money for a totally non-functional adapter.

    This adapter does not work with any data projector or TV I have tried. All support I can get is "it should work". Well, it doesn't. Many people complain on the internet about this product not working and Apple still sells it. And charges so much!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Sharp Aquos TV

    • Written by from Minato-ku

    I bought this adapter expecting to be able to hook up laptop up to my 46" Sharp Aquos TV. Alas this is not the case. I did review the specs before purchasing but guess I got it wrong. Too bad, was looking forward to playing with this function.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    • Written by from Brighton

    Previously used a Mini DVI to VGA adaptor for presentations and screening film clips on my Macbook without problems. After upgrading to a Macbook Pro, I bought this adaptor only to find that it delivered dim, washed out images. Black and white films are an indecipherable mess. Tested on multiple systems with the same result. An inferior product, and I'm not sure there's any alternative.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did last - should last eyars

    • Written by from Falls Church

    Died after only a few weeks use on a Mac Air to 23" screen. Very low impact use. It should have lasted years!
    Seemed to be a loose connection inside.
    Not user repairable

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing...... No support for 1920x1440

    • Written by from Huizen

    Bought a new mac mini to use it with my home theater setup. Old mac mini with the intel graphics chipset can do up to 1920x1440 on analog VGA output. (via dvi to vga adapter). New setup with this cable can do max 1920x1200.... And even that doesnt work properly. Signals seem to be distorted....

    Waste of money.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter broke from light use

    • Written by from Washington

    I was never able to properly attach either of my 2 VGA cables but now the adapter will only work if it is placed in absolutely the right position and once touched, the connection fails and my screen refreshed--even a small bump on the desk is enough to do it. There is no reason for this and I am going to try a non-Apple adapter next.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by from Camarillo

    I was using a Macbook Pro 10.6.5 and an LG TV. Didn't work. I would use my Windows computer and it worked, I then tried my Macbook Pro and it didn't. I think its the cable, not the Macbook.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un reliable

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    It will work perfectly when connected to a Computer monitor, But anything else it will need to reboot to be able to connect to it... which is very inconvenient!

    11 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Major Problems

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I am surprised that this adapter does not live up to Apple's usual high standard of quality.

    First, one wonders why a $30 device that is essential for almost all Mac Mini users is regarded as an option. It seems to be an underhanded attempt to gouge customers.

    Second, a simple device such as this should be able to attach to a VGA cable correctly. It does not. The thumb screws on my VGA cable are not long enough to reach the corresponding sockets on this Apple adapter. This means that the VGA cable will work itself loose. (When it does get loose, by the way, the Mac Mini somehow forgets the correct resolution of my HP 1440 x 900 display. After hours of trying to reset the resolution, I accidentally stumbled on the cause when I touched this Apple VGA adapter. Now I have to use Scotch tape to hold the cable and adapter together!)

    This is not the level of quality I have come to expect from Apple, and I have tempered my enthusiasm for the company's products accordingly.

    108 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    • Written by from Richmond

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from Hooper Bay

    Anyone who writes a a positive review of this product must work for Apple.

    First, with the money it costs to buy a Macbook, you should expect it to come with a VGA port already installed. Why should anyone need to pay an additional 30 dollars for an adapter? It's an inconvenience.

    Second, these adapters do not hold up very long. I use mine every day. After two months of teaching, it is already starting to black out. They aren't built to handle the long haul. I have this problem every year. Last year, I went through 3 adapters.

    Someone at Apple needs to wake-up and learn to make a durable product that will last.

    66 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Ordeal

    • Written by

    I bought this expensive item and it only worked for a short time before causing problems. Worked intermittently, screen went black, needed cold-starts to reconnect, then finally fail to connect under the proper screen resolution.
    It took several weeks to get Apple to diagnose and I'm still waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Will the new one also fail in short order? I suspect it will. In the meantime, I can't do my usual work without the monitor.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't attach correctly to VGA Cables

    • Written by from Montreal

    I do a lot of presentations with a MacBook Pro and a projector in different places and I can never attach tightly my VGA cables; the holders are to far from the edge. I have to use tape all the time to make sure it doesn't unplug and there is risk of poor color displaying if it is not plugged correctly. I'm not happy with it and I don't have other options. I hope you guys fix the problem.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Last And They're Expensive

    • Written by from CONCORD

    I'm at a public school full of Macs. The preview adaptors lasted forever and were only 20 bucks. Now this one is 30 bucks and I've lost 3 so far this year. They just die. Not what you want in an public educations setting where funds are tight. Just a complication and they fall out...I could go on and on.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by from Alnwick

    Using this adapter to connect a second display to a Mac Pro. Mac will not recognise the correct resolution for the display.
    An identical display is connected to the DVI port via a VGA>DVI adapter without any problems.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from New York

    Apple needs to stop using Mini DisplayPort. It's a way to get money without providing anything but more complications. I'm on my second adapter, and it doesn't work with any of my screens/monitors (I have three).

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from London

    It quite simply doesn't work. I invited an International Rugby Referee to give a lecture to 30+ rugby referees and my brand new MacBook Pro failed to get the images to the screen through the projector. What on earth is this about? Some people say it works beautifully. How? This is supposed to be "plug and play". What have I failed to understand?

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with LCD data projector

    • Written by from Stillorgan

    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 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix For External Display Problems

    • Written by from Southgate

    I've had the same problem as others have posted using the adapter with an iMac on a Sampo/Net TV monitor. The monitor would just make a fast clicking noise and nothing would display regardless of the resolution setting or resetting the PRAM.

    The solution is to use a VGA cable that's missing a pin (Pin 9).

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adaptor in 4 years

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I have used the first style MacBook in 2006, which had a mini-DVI port. I had to buy an adaptor for that one. Then I switched to a MacBook Pro, which has normal DVI port, so another adaptor. Recently I got the new unibody MacBook Pro, which comes with mini-DVI port. I thought that my old mini-DVI-to-VGA adaptor from my Macbook would work, but no! So I have had to buy a third adaptor in order to use my MBpro for presentations ... that is annoying. Why not using the same ports in all models - Apple?

    Back in 2006, the adaptors cost only 25 bucks. I love Macs, but find it outrageous that I have to buy new dongles all the time in order to use my MacBooks with standard peripherals such as projectors.

    63 of 76 people found this useful