The Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4. Connect the adapter to the Mini-DVI port of the computer and the VGA end of the adapter to an external VGA monitor or projector.
You can use this cable in both video mirroring and extended desktop modes.
Ratings & Reviews
I read the specs? I did!
Regarding the issue about the mini-DVI to VGA adapter that does not fit the ibook, it is useful to point out that nowhere on the p Regarding the issue about the mini-DVI to VGA adapter that does not fit the ibook, it is useful to point out that nowhere on the package does Apple indicate that different model laptops require different mini-DVI adapters. It would be useful if Apple simply wrote, on the packaging, "This adapter fits the following models ...". This is not a difficult thing to do. Moreover, the average consumer is going to assume that a mini-DVI adapter made by Apple will fit all "mini-DVI" ports, unless, of course, Apple makes it clear that this isn't the case.
This said, the adpater works just as it is supposed to when you get the right one. …
- Written by Timothy L from Monrovia
2882 of 3699 people found this useful
Wow, I love it!
I recently converted to the iMac (6-10 months ago) and had the iMac and PC next to each other. I no longer use the PC but had a v I recently converted to the iMac (6-10 months ago) and had the iMac and PC next to each other. I no longer use the PC but had a very nice 19 inch VGA LCD display. I figured I may be able to use it as a 2nd display on the iMac and ditch the PC all together. Bought the mini DVI adapter, plugged it in, plugged the monitor into the adapter, and it JUST WORKED! No drivers, no reboots! I then simply chose the display size I wanted for the 2nd monitor, but both the iMac display and 2nd LCD are in high res and working flawless! Fantastic freedom and option on the iMac, thanks Apple! I have to encourage all who want a 2nd monitor to try this out! Works on the new Intel iMacs. …
- Written by Will W from Glen Burnie
1660 of 2391 people found this useful
Video Adapters should last longer than 4 months
If you order one of these treat it very gently, be careful how you pack it when traveling, etc. My first one broke in 4 months (th If you order one of these treat it very gently, be careful how you pack it when traveling, etc. My first one broke in 4 months (the wires internal to the rubber cable enclosure shorted - so the screen would drop out certain colors). And then, when I ordered and paid for a replacement, the wrong adapter was shipped to me. The sales web page does not bother to mention that there are different versions of the PowerBook G4, which use different types of video ports (mini-DVI and mini-VGA). Make sure you know which one you need before ordering. An improved sales web page would at least show all the VGA adapters in one place, so one could see all the choices. …
- Written by Ronald S from Ann Arbor
1833 of 2761 people found this useful
As another reviews I found here, I bought this adapter and it works fine for a couple of months, after that the quality of the pic As another reviews I found here, I bought this adapter and it works fine for a couple of months, after that the quality of the picture started deteriorating first loosing some colors and then got worst. I can not imaging Apple selling this product that only works for s short period of time. I just used it to connect my iMac with an additional VGA monitor. I don't even remove or move the adapter from the computer! so I don understand how it can get damage. …
- Written by Jorge M from Toronto
Another shoddy, overpriced ripoff
For thirty bucks, you'd think they'd be able to make a reasonable cable which could connect my monitor or projector to my laptop. For thirty bucks, you'd think they'd be able to make a reasonable cable which could connect my monitor or projector to my laptop. I had just such a cable from apple circa 2002 and it came free. These days, you pay thirty bucks and it takes 10 minutes of fiddling with all of the peripherals to get a good connection so that an image shows up on the screen.
Serves me right for not using Linux, I suppose... …
- Written by Geoffrey H from Ann Arbor
poor image on most external monitors
Attempted to use with school multimedia projectors and several models of monitors. Mind you all of the projectors and monitors wor Attempted to use with school multimedia projectors and several models of monitors. Mind you all of the projectors and monitors work great with the vga cable and our various PCs as well as the old model (white) macbook pro. Purchased the dongle for the newer (aluminum) macbook pro and get an absolutely awful picture. All have such a terrible flicker you can see the waves on the screens and especially along the edges. Even students who rarely pay much attention noted the wavy resolution and asked what was wrong with the projector. Tried everything from 60Hz to 95Hz -- same result and get an "out of range" for most rates. One monitor cannot even hold the image for more than 7 minutes without blacking out and resetting. I also had to purchase two adapters before getting the proper size as the packaging did not indicate compatibility issues. Have tried repeatedly to get an honest list from Apple of monitors that will work. No success. Have taken the computer to the store - claim computer is fine -- leaves the adapter since the monitors work with other computers. …
- Written by Rea X from Orlando
20 of 32 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can The Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter fits into the thunderbolt?
- Asked by Jun T from Petaling Jaya
- Jun 26, 2013
You will need the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter. Apple switched from Mini-DVI to Mini-Display Po You will need the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter. Apple switched from Mini-DVI to Mini-Display Port on MacBook / Pro / Air in Late-2008 …
- Answered by Tracy B from Beech Grove
- Aug 10, 2012