Connecting my Macbook Pro to My older TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mctone2, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hey Hopefully someone can help me out. I have the newest Macbook Pro but my roommates and I have an older TV in our house. The TV has components inputs as well as S video but no HDMI. I bought a mini displayport to VGA for my computer then attached that to a VGA S video cord which then connected to a S video cable into TV. I am unable to get a picture on the TV. Do you have to turn on display option or is it to many connections? Please Help!
  2. Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  3. macrumors 68020

    May 27, 2008
    if it's just a cord, it won't work.
    It needs to be a box, with a power adapter. the signal you need isn't in a standard VGA connection, so you need something to convert the signal.


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