Connecting 2006 Macbook Pro to TV?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CottonXC, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. CottonXC, Mar 21, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 22, 2013

    CottonXC macrumors newbie


    Mar 21, 2013
    So...Hi all! I have a geriatric Macbook Pro that I've been meaning to get around to connecting to the tv for a while now (time escapes me, clearly) and I originally thought i just needed: but then was told I needed some little adapter thing and then I got on Google and thought I'd found all I needed to know via your forum but then noticed that the little end on the adapter recommended didn't match any of the outlets on my Mac so basically now I have a bunch of tabs open, a lot of confusion, and I just gave up and joined here since adding "2006" to my query didn't narrow down my results at all. I apologize for being so long-winded and frankly, ignorant, but I appreciate any help I can get. I'll be here if more info is needed. Thanks so much in advance!
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Can you post the Model Identifier of your MBP?

    :apple: -> About this Mac -> More info...

  3. bsloss macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2011
    If your macbook pro looks like this specifically the part that says dual link dvi. Then you are good to go with the cable you have picked out.

    On the other hand if your macbook pro has a port that looks like this then you will need to have a mini-dvi to dvi adapter in addition to the one you have picked out.

    You should know that no matter which port your macbook pro has you will need to use a second cable to get sound to go from your macbook pro to your tv, as both of these solutions are video only.
  4. CottonXC thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 21, 2013
    "Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2"


    it looks EXACTLY like the first link!!! Thank you SO much! Everything that I've found in my quest for connectivity looks like the second link, hence my confusion! now I need something for sound....which would be?
  5. Phantom1, Mar 16, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017

    Phantom1 macrumors newbie


    Mar 16, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Mar 16, 2017 ---
    My 2006 15" Macbook pro looks like described, but said adapter has a female end & computer has female end. That don't fit

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