• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!

    • Written by from Toronto

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another shoddy, overpriced ripoff

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    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...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor image on most external monitors

    • Written by from Orlando

    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.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still the wrong size.

    • Written by from San Diego

    I bought three of these for school iMacs. We have intel core duo machines. They're too big!

    Not enough information in the specifics for the correct part to be ordered. Being a school returns are not easy so getting it right the first time is essential. At $17 each you better believe we're returning them.

    113 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with 10.8.2

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This adapter works great with my MBP that is a year old, but just bought a new solid state drive MBP and suddenly I can't use my giant monitor with it :( Old MBP can use this adapter with lots of different monitors, but no monitor works with the new MBP. 10.8.1 didn't work either. Before you say it, it isn't the local port either because my HDMI adapter works fine in the port.

    100 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with my macbook

    • Written by from abbots langley

    it clearly says in the description that this product works with a normal macbook, however did not work with mine. Make sure you are cautious when buying this product. I am so tired of apple doing things like this to make money. They should specify what model of "macbook" it works with. Very Unhappy

    195 of 214 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling out

    • Written by from New york

    The adapter falls out of my macbook port at the slightest move! I can hardly work because the monitor keeps loosing the connection (twice already since I started writing this review), and it takes about 3-4 seconds to reconnect each time.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from vashon

    Mac cables and connectors are definitely the "weak link" for Apple, and this is no exception. My Mini DVI/VGA adapter lasted about half a year with very occasional use, mostly at my office desk. Wires became loose, and VGA screen started shifting colors then not connecting at all. Apple should be able to do better, especially at these inflated prices.

    95 of 124 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant get it to display to TV

    • Written by from Wading River

    I have a 2009 Macbook 5,2 and I have been trying for some time now to get this Mini DVI adapter to send a signal to my TV. I have tried connecting it both through S Video and VGA. Can anyone help me figure out if there is a way to make this work? I have spent $50 on cables already and gotten no closer to being able to use my TV as a display for my laptop. Thanks!

    64 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    um????????fail!

    • Written by from Ithaca

    Ok so about a month ago I really really wanted to play my wii in my room. So I figured out how much money I had so i could buy a tv for my room. Then I asked my mom if I could buy it and she was like "no absolutely not!!!" So i looked around trying to find other ways to get my wii in my bedroom and I finally realized I could do it on my macbook pro. So I bought the converter box but that needs a VGA to mac adapter (FAIL). And now I finally have that (this thing) AND IT DOESNT FIT IN MY MACBOOK!!!!!!!!what the heck?????

    28 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW, BEFORE YOU WASTE YOUR TIME & MONEY!!!

    • Written by from Seven Hills

    The description for the product says, and I quote, "The Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo)...". Well I just went to plug the adapter it into my "iMac", and it's not the right end to plug it into my computer. Did I mention my brand new computer is a iMac with the Intel Core Duo processor. I even got the upgrade 3.33GHZ Intel Core Duo processor. Maybe the upgrade changed the port to a port that doesn't fit "Common" everyday ports!! My port is an elite port, so maybe I will have to pay extra for an adapter from Apple that will actually fit my stupid port!! What is this?? For supposedly such smart people, why in the world do you have different style ports for the same exact use? The pictures match up, but that is it. Maybe I'm reading the description wrong when it says, "USE WITH THE iMAC (INTEL CORE DUO)". It doesn't give exceptions to the description, does it?? DON'T THINK SO!!! I AM SO UPSET RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    35 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DVI != Mini DVI - this is amazing FAIL

    • Written by from Sydney

    Apple failed to accurately describe which of its computers will actually fit this cable. Packaging states "Requires Mac with a mini-DIV port", but the cable does NOT fit into my MacBook Pro.
    Huh???
    Apparently all the genius's at Apple thought their customers would get that MacBook and MacBook Pro have the same name of the adapter (Mini-DVI) but are actually different?!?!?!?
    I love Apple products but this is the greatest FAIL ever!

    50 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ticked Off

    • Written by from Grants Pass

    I have a MacBook, and this cord appeared to be the proper size, but apparently it isn't the right mini-DVI cord. I needed it for a presentation, I would have had it in time, but now I have to get a hold of one somehow else.

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Vague product description

    • Written by from San Diego

    Apple failed to accurately describe which of its computers will actually fit this cable. So even though the description said it would work with "macbooks", the cable does NOT fit into my MacBook Pro. Apparently all the genius's at Apple thought their customers would get that. Way to go Apple. Now I am in Iraq with a useless cable that took a month to get here. Thanks a lot guys. Maybe I'll get the right one by the end of my deployment after I cycle through the hundred or so cable options with overly vague descriptions. Apple: FAIL.

    64 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk cable

    • Written by from New Hope

    I bought this cable March 25th, 2010. It arrived, and I was able to use it teaching my class. It worked great! I was able to make my class so much more interactive and didn't have to rely on paper copies. The next day I pulled out the cable to use it, and the cable was dead. No signal, nothing.

    I might add I had the same issue with a cheaper, non-mac cable. I'm not sure what the problem is (I have a 2007 13 inch MacBook). I guess I'm going for the third cable. Any recommendations? I've thrown about $35 away between the two.

    So, sorry Apple, I can't recommend this cable.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I bought this to connect my monitor to my computer. First of all, why can't they just put a standard VGA and/or DVI adapter on the computer? Second, it doesn't stay in the computer very well. Third, you have to wiggle it and bend it just right or the color on the monitor will be messed up. I think that is because of a short in the wire. Last, it should be cheaper.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly made cable!

    • Written by from St. Peter's

    This adapter is totally unreliable: there must be an internal short or poor connection made with one or more of the wires carrying color data. The first time we used it, we had to wiggle and twist it and set it down 'just right' to avoid getting a green picture on a black and white version of "Scrooge" (the 1951 Christmas classic). I'm surprised at Apple making such shoddy workmanship available. Other reviews report the same low quality.

    48 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is junk

    • Written by from Topeka

    Had this cable 1 month. Used three times and now it doesn't work. Read the other comments before buying this cable. There's a reason the rating is low.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DVI to VGA

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    As with most people, I always thought to keep my accessories from previous MACs to use on newer models.
    That doesn't work this time. I had kept my mini DVI to VGA cord from my iBook G4 to use with my 2007 Macbook. I just found out today that the ports on these two models are different.
    So, now I have to cough up more money to buy a cord that will work. And I believe there is no mention of this change as the ports are just referred to as "mini DVI" ports...not "mini DVI 2" like they refer to USB 2.0 or Firewire 400 and/or 800.

    I recommend to everyone; before you get excited at the prospect of watching your Family Guy episodes you downloaded from iTunes on your new flatscreen TV, make sure you know if you have the proper cord (if you kept one from a previous Mac).
    Best of Luck.

    49 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE! Does not work with the 2009 Macbook White!

    • Written by from East Aurora

    Buyer beware! I bought this retail, and nowhere on the packaging does it mention this problem. It is somewhat hidden on this pages (linked to with a little *). It does work great when it works (as my friend's laptop can vouch), but if you have a Macbook White, it just doesn't work!

    50 of 66 people found this useful