Can I plug a DVI-VGA adapter to this to plug this to a VGA monitor?
I use my laptop between two different monitors, 1 DVI and 1 VGA. Do I need two adapters (Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter AND Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter)?
Or can I use the ONE Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and plug a DVI-VGA convertor to it and plug it up to my VGA monitor?
Thank you in advance.
- Asked by Kevin L from Plano
- Jan 16, 2010
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2 Answers from the Community
I have the same desire. Unfortunately, it does not work. I believe the mini-display port to DVI for the newest macbooks no longer connect the analog signals to the DVI connector. The display is recognized but the video is not output. Looks like a separate mini-display port to VGA is required unless I am missing something. Note the previous mini DVI to DVI on macbooks did output the analog.
- Answered by Hugh G from Fort Collins
- Jan 26, 2010
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I have DVI monitor but for presentation via projector, needed VGA. So tried this by using my old DVI - VGA connector from my previous macbook pro and it didn't work. There are two small metal prongs that do not let you connect.
You need two separate adapters. miniDVI - DVI and miniDVI - VGA.
- Answered by Stanley K from San Diego
- May 31, 2010
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Can the VGA connector work with a projector that only has a DVI port but has a DVI to VGA plug adapter on?
- Asked by Ben C from Shelby
- Apr 15, 2010
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the VGA connector work with a projector that only has a DVI port but has a DVI to VGA plug adapter on?)
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- Asked by Bridget C from Atlanta
- Feb 6, 2013
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- Asked about: Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter