• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after update

    • Written by from New Glasgow

    This product worked great for me for several months until I updated my macbook pro 17 inch to OSX 10.7, after the update this adaptor completely stopped working for me. I have tried several different televisions and suggestions found on Apple support site and other helpful sites, nothing worked.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very very bad product

    • Written by from Athens

    I've been using the small cable to link to my main eizo display and some times using it to connect to my projector. Just before my second cable failed to opearate. A really bad quality product, although an expensive one.

    35 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    • Written by from scituate

    Wrks perfect - a few adjustments in Preferences and was all set - took less than 60 seconds to complete

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    I bought this to connect to my very high end HP monitor and it does not work. Makes the screen blow up and looks like an old VGA monitor. I would try one before you buy one.

    21 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    It's an adapter. If you get the right one to do what you want it to do it works perfectly.

    The reason for all those low reviews isn't because of this product. It is because people got the wrong adapter and are blaming Apple for it. If what you need isn't a DVI-D adapter but you bought this DVI-D adapter, guess who is at fault? Here's a hint, it's not Apple.

    72 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hobart

    I bought one of these to connect my external monitor to my new Macbook Air. Got a blank screen on the external monitor, and the macbook did not recognize it at all. Confirmed that it was not working on my friends macbook. The one he bought elsewhere for $5 is still going strong after 6 months. This item is of very low build quality and the screws will not bolt into most standard DVI leads either.

    33 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible With Many Displays

    • Written by from Somerville

    I'm not sure if the signal from this doesn't meet DVI spec or what but if I try to run above 24 Hertz on my projector (which I use with other computers at 60 Hz, progressive in both cases) I get intermittent static and blinking. I have a similar problem with a Dell LCD when I try to run it through an ioGear KVM. PCs going through the same KVM drive the monitor at the same resolution and frequency with no problem (even if I swap ports on the KVM to make sure it's not a bad port). I figured the Apple brand adapter would be the gold standard, especially based on price, but I'll have to try another brand of adapter now. Weak.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The generic version is better than Apple brand

    • Written by from ROCHESTER

    I bought this with a Macbook back in late 2008. The generic versions of the adapter which you can buy for $10 are actually a lot better than the $29 brand name version from Apple. The generic versions have a DVI-I interface which passes through analog, in case you need VGA for a projector or something. The Apple version only passes through DVI-D, for no comprehensible reason.

    83 of 95 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NO GO with Viewsonic VX922

    • Written by from Sayreville

    This adapter works with other monitors I have tried, not the Viewsonic VX922. I have two and neither monitor works with this adapter. I have scanned the internet for answers, tried different types of cables and nothing seems to work. Plugged it in to a different Viewsonic monitor at work and it works fine.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this instead of the VGA adapter

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and was using the mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    I switched to this DVI adapter, which fixes the problem. However, I'm using a KVM switch so moving to DVI was a downgrade because now I have to switch the monitor separately. I know some Macs can output a clean 1200 lines through the KVM switch and VGA because my 2009 Mac Mini and a 2007 Windows notebook works fine with the exact same setup.

    As other reviewers say, if you are using 1920x1200 or higher resolutions, get the dual-link adapter instead of this single DVI adapter. But below that resolution, this one works fine. It does not have the zig-zag display problem that VGA has.


    If you have a single monitor running at 1920x1200 or below, get this DVI adapter. If you want higher resolutions, get the dual-link adapter. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution than 1600x1200 to avoid the zig-zag problem.

    48 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed!

    • Written by from Noblesville

    Works great connected to a 25 inch Dell monitor that is secondary to my MacBook screen. I do not know how anyone could come across bent pins. My suggestion is to never force it in. There is a similar DVI port (my Sony TV has it) that this adapter will not work for. I think this is the main cause of bent pins.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display to DVI Adaptor caused bent pins

    • Written by from MATAWAN

    I purchased this to connect my MacBook Pro to a projectior. It did not connect well to my DVI cable for the projector and did not work. I tried changing resoultions, I pushed it in and thought I had made connection. but still no go!.When I pulled it out I saw that the adaptor had bent the pins on my cable to the projector. I though it was new so being tight was the issue. NO I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE APPLE STORE. I have a BAD projector cable and my MacBook Pro still does not work. I AM VERY UNHAPPY AND DISAPPOINTED.

    14 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Frankfort

    Not sure why people are complaining. The adapter is sold to let those with a newer Mac with a mini-DisplayPort connect an older monitor with DVI-D, such as an Apple 23" panel. That's exactly what I needed to do, right down to the Apple 23", and the adapter works exactly as advertised.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-D not DVI-I..which is what I needed

    • Written by from San Diego

    Read the reviews as you will notice a common trend. This product doesn't clearly state it is DVI-D and not DVI-I (which the older models used). Just wasted my money to find out it doesn't work on newer Macbook Pros

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what I wanted it to do.

    • Written by from B57687386

    I have 3 Apple 24" LCD Monitors with DVI, I purchased a new Mac Pro with a single graphics card with a single DVI out and 2 Mini Port outputs. The Apple salesman assured me that if I purchased 2 of these it will work fine. After purchasing them I have now read that only 2 monitors will work unless I buy the much more expensive adapters. I would not be fuming so much had I known that I had to purchase 2x 100 € cables from the start instead of wasting my money on 2x 30 € cables as well. Part Apple's fault, part salesman's fault for not knowing specs properly......

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Something my client needs but should not need

    • Written by from Granite Bay

    This product is needed because Apple keeps marching to the tune of their own drummer! Don’t get me wrong they are great in developing the human to machine interface. But his is an example of not using an industry standard resulting in all of us purchasing an add-on for an obscene price and now having something to lose or break.
    Oh it works with no problems.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just doesn't work

    • Written by from Verdun

    I have an ACER 24inch monitor (1920x1200) since 3 years, that works flawlessly in VGA and DVI with my PC (GeForce 8800, Radeon 4670, GeFcorce GTX 260) as well as with my old Mac
    - PowerBook 15" HD (DVI no adapter)
    - iMac 17inch Core2 Duo "education"
    - MacBook Black Core2 Duo
    - MacBook Pro 15inch 2008
    - MacBook Air original (mini-dvi to DVI adapter)
    but, it was just impossible to make it work with a MacBook Air 13" 2010,m with mini-displayport to DisplayPort adapter. NEVER!
    It just continue to work well with my other computers (PC, MacBook Pro 17inch, PowerBook G4!)

    It's just a terrible product!

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, good quality

    • Written by from Oakland

    This adapter has worked perfectly for me since I purchased it in December 2010. I use it every day, disconnect and reconnect it frequently when I move about with my laptop, and I have had none of the problems (poor display quality, problem with mouse) that other reviewers have mentioned. I have a MacBook Air and a 22-inch (G22WLk) secondary display. The secondary display is great for VPN or remote desktop work, or just to have more windows open and more working space. Use "displays preferences" (under an icon at the top of your screen) to adjust settings for remote desktop. I'm planning to buy the VGA DisplayPort adapter to work with other displays and projectors.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This adapter doesn't work with a wide variety of monitor models that all perform properly on other systems. There are years' worth of threads of problems in the discussion boards, and Apple is typically silent on any resolution of the issue. You're better off trying a cheap one than wasting $30 on this one.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't get this MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter to work.

    • Written by from Kajang

    I'm using :

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac11,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i3
    Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: IM112.0057.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.64f5
    Serial Number (system): W80263SKDB7
    Hardware UUID: 33903ECD-250D-5EB4-AEF6-B44367244AE5

    and I can't seem to make it to detect my Philips 202E2 20" monitor, why?

    I've been unplugging the normal DVI cable from the Philips to the MiniDisplay port and every time I did that, the monitor will display a message saying, "Please check cable connections". So, IMHO the normal DVI cable is working just fine.

    Is there any problem with my MiniDisplay to DVI port? I just bought them from the authorized Apple Computers dealer.

    I've been putting my mac to sleep, and waking it up many times but still, my mac can't detect the monitor.

    I'm so sad! :'(

    17 of 22 people found this useful