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Old Oct 1, 2011, 04:37 PM   #1
brm4620
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Connecting a Macbook Pro to a Dell Monitor

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (mid-2010) and I want to connect it to a Dell Ultrasharp 1708FP monitor. I thought I bought the right cables, but I was completely off.

The ports on the monitor look like this:

http://tinypic.com/r/9zx9gg/7

http://i55.tinypic.com/wv99g8.jpg

And I probably don't need to include this here, but in case there was any confusion over which model of Macbook Pro I have, the ports on my computer look like this:

http://i55.tinypic.com/sc9mwp.jpg

Can anyone help me with which cables I need to get? Also, if anyone knows of any additional setup I need, that would be great too!
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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You need a mini displayport to DVI-D adapter for your Mac (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/A). Then you can use a DVI-D cable to connect to your monitor.
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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You either need a MiniDisplayPort to DVI or MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter.
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