Bought a refurbed MBP, need help with adapter for TV

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  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    ERRR.

    Bought this refurbed MBP:

    Model Refurbished MacBook Pro
    Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 2GB (two SO-DIMMs) 667MHz DDR2 memory (PC2-5300)
    Display 17-inch (diagonal), 1680 by 1050 resolution, widescreen
    PCI Express Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI
    Video Built-in iSight camera, DVI, VGA (DVI to VGA adapter included)
    Audio Combined optical digital input/audio line in, combined optical digital output/audio line out, stereo speakers, microphone
    Hard disk drive 250GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    Slot-loading optical drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
    Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Modem Apple USB Modem (sold separately)
    Input Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor; Multi-Touch trackpad
    Expansion One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, three USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot
    Weight 6.8 pounds
    Footprint 15.4 by 10.4 inches
    Thickness 1.0 inch
    Video accessories DVI to VGA adapter (other adapters sold separately)
    Hardware accessories 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-polymer battery


    Just bought this TV: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A2851373


    What I want to do: hook up the MBP to TV for 22" viewing (I realise the resolution won't be as nice as a proper monitor).

    What adapters do I need?

    I bought this adapter: MINI DISPLAYPORT TO DVI ADAPTER-INT (Do I need something else?)

    If so, is it this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR843LL/A?mco=NDcxNTcxNA or this? http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

    Or something else? I'm so frustrated right now!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    The MBP you bought has a DVI port. You need a DVI-HDMI cable or a DVI-HDMI adapter and a DVI-DVI cable. The apple link you posted will work, but that same cable on monoprice is about $20 cheaper. Search monoprice for a DVI-HDMI cable and you'll be fine.
     
  3. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! I was going insane.

    So this will work, just to be clear... http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR843LL/A?mco=NDcxNTcxNA
     
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  7. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I ordered it. :)

    Do I need the MINI DISPLAYPORT TO DVI ADAPTER-INT at all?

    What's Apple's return policy? They already overnighted it to me...
     
  8. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    No, your computer does not have mini Display port. You should be able to return it for a refund of some kind, but maybe minus a fee.
     
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  11. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure they will take it back, but you will probably have to pay shipping at least one way, perhaps both ways. I would first try to return it at an apple store, but if that doesn't work, call the online store and arrange a return.
     

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