Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
401 Questions from the Community
can i return it, if not satisfied?
- Asked by Jack S from Austin
- Sep 3, 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 15, 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 27, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I connect my MacBook Pro to 2 external monitors?)
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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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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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 12, 2014
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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 2, 2011
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connect this to thunderbolt display
can I connect a vga display through the Thunderbolt display with a mini Displayport to VGA adapter
- Asked by Dewey N from Dunedin
- Jan 23, 2014
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can i use a vga splitter so i can support up to 2 external monitors cos i would really want to and if i cant then it would be the last strawBest Answer:
You can always use a VGA splitter, however it is only going to duplicate and distribute the same VGA signal to multiple monitors. This is ideal if you want to have multiple displays displaying the same thing (projector/monitor/laptop). This will not extend your display onto a second monitor.
- Answered by Anthony P from Harrisburg
- Mar 1, 2010
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I have a Apple LED Cinema Display 24 for my 13' MacBook, I bought a MacBook Air..the monitor plug doesn't fit on it. can I buy an adaptor to fit?
- Asked by Anna Marie M from Marcy
- Jun 9, 2014
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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 6, 2013
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Can this VGA adapter connect my new macbook pro to a projector via thunderbolt?
The new released macbook pro don't have the usual mini displayport but only have thunderbolt. I have purchased one VGA adapter for my old macbook pro 2010, and it worked fine. However, since I changed to the new macbook pro 2012, the VGA adapter stopped functioning if I connected the projector via the thunderbolt. I wonder what kind of adapter I need to connect a projector to my new macbook pro.
- Asked by Lidan W from Los Angeles
- Mar 27, 2012
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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 16, 2009
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What do I need to connect a MacBook Pro with retina display laptop to a projector
I just bought a macbook pro with retina display and don't know what I need to connect it to a projector for my power point presentations. What do I need to get?
- Asked by Corinne V from Columbia
- Mar 15, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (What do I need to connect a MacBook Pro with retina display laptop to a projector)
If your projector has HDMI input, you can use a simple HDMI cable. For older projectors you may need a Mini DisplayPort adapter for either VGA or DVI, depending on the unit.
- Answered by Adam T from Providence
- Sep 1, 2013
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how do i know if my mac has a mini displayport?
i want to buy a vga adaptor but don't know which one to buy.
- Asked by Kathleen F from Berkeley
- Dec 15, 2009
- Flag as inappropriate (how do i know if my mac has a mini displayport?)
This worked for me: look in your hard disk icon, you should see a link (folder alias) called "User Guides and Information", which should contain a Users Guide soecific for your computer model. One of its parts should be ports for your computer and that will tell you what kind of video output port you have.
- Answered by Robin C from Helensvale
- Dec 22, 2009
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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 5, 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 24, 2011
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