Does it connect to a 2009 macbook pro?

My friend has the black 2007 or 2008 macbook, I'm not sure. However he has a VGA adapter but it wont fit in my 2009 Macbook pro. Will this connect to my laptop, or only the older ones?

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    Short Answer: No. Only for older non-Pro series MacBooks.

    Long Answer: The 2009 MacBook Pro's use Mini-Display Port for video output. To connect MDP to VGA you need a different part. Apple makes a "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter" retailing for $29.00. The 2008 MacBook Pro's used full size DVI. This dongle is designed to work with all Black and White polycarbonate MacBooks, iMacs (Intel Core Duo), and 12-inch PowerBook G4's. Just FYI, the MacBook Air uses Micro DVI, so this is dongle is not compatible with that notebook either.

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  • I cannot find the "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter" retailing for $29.00 mentioned in a previous answer.

    I have a MacBookPro - just purchased Oct 09 - and need an adaptor from the mini display port to VGA. I cannot find any mention of the MacBookPro for any of the adaptors listed in the Apple Store. This item looks as if it's what I need but the MacBookPro is not listed. Perhaps Apple could make it clear on this site which adaptor I need?

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  • The new Air's, however, have mini display port which is newer than micro dvi and mini dvi.

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