Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
404 Questions from the Community
Can I connect a Mac Mini to my laptop so I can use the laptop as the display for the mini?
I have a Mac Mini and a mac laptop. I have the ability to transfer files, but I'm wondering if there is a way to actually use my laptop display as the monitor for the Mini. So I could actually switch between them without an external monitor at all. Any ideas?
- Asked by Kyle S from Kansas City
- Oct 11, 2014
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can i return it, if not satisfied?
- Asked by Jack S from Austin
- Sep 4, 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 20, 2014
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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 16, 2012
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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 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 28, 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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Can mini display to VGA cable be used for thunderbolt to VGA conversion?
Thunderbolt to VGA cable is not yet available in my place and i need to make a presentation in 5 days. Is the mini display to VGA cable compatible with thunderbolt port? Thanks in advance
- Asked by Vikram Raj G
- Dec 2, 2012
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Yes, Thunderbolt ports are "backwards compatible" with most Mini Display Port accessories. They are the same interface, but Thunderbolt offers data throughput.
- Answered by Louie V from Eugene
- Sep 17, 2014
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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 17, 2009
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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:
VGA doesn't support sound, only the picture. A separate audio cord is needed for sound. You will plug it into your computer, and into your TV. Follow my instruction.
If you look next to the VGA port on the TV, you will see a sound input. The plug is like the plug used to use your ear buds on your computer. You will need a 4' foot male-to-male stereo plug. I use a 6' cord on mine. That gives me room to put the computer where I want.
- Answered by Donald B from Portland
- Aug 25, 2013
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minidisplay port to vga, can i connect to my thunderbolt port?
is there any cable thunderbolt to vga like minidisplay to vga, or they are same?
- Asked by Kabir M
- Feb 6, 2013
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Yes. I connected my MacBook Pro to an old Dell VGA monitor, using the thunderbolt port with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It works fine.
- Answered by Nushin N
- Feb 7, 2013
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How many monitors can I use on a 2011 27" iMac with dual Thunderbolt ports?
Can I use one of these Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters on each of the iMac's Thunderbolt ports? I have my old iMac directly driving a second monitor and a couple extra screens over Ethernet but a direct connection sounds better.
- Asked by Michael M from Cedar City
- Jun 3, 2011
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you can either use this product to mirror the display or extended it essentially acting as an extra monitor. So you could easily have a something running on your TV/monitor and work on the laptop.
- Answered by Avery A from Savage
- Jun 21, 2014
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Is there a cable to connect an iMac to an HDTV using the HDMI port on the tv?
- Asked by Peter M from New Hartford
- Dec 17, 2009
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Yes, but apparently Apple doesn't make one. You can buy one from a vendor like Amazon. I'm unable to post a link here, but you can Google it.
- Answered by Burt B from Virginia Beach
- Dec 21, 2009
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Will this work for a 13 inch mid-2009 Macbook Pro?
I recently purchased a Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter to hook up my MacBook Pro to an external monitor, but the cord would not plug in to my MacBook because the laptop itself was too old of a version. The description says that this adapter is compatible with Mini Displayport and Thunderbolt ports. I'm fairly sure it will work for me, but I want to make sure before I spend another $30.00. Do Macbook Pros from mid-2009 have Mini Displayports?
- Asked by Nolan Q from Bryan
- Jun 13, 2014
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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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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 6, 2011
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Your Mac Air should have a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port on the side. If you wanted to connect it via VGA you should get an adapter for it, like this one.
- Answered by Olly W
- Nov 25, 2011
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