Connecting a VGA projector to Apple's Multiport HDMI adapter: Doesn't work

crucius

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Just to let you know that I have connected my Macbook to a VGA projector using Apple's Multiport Adapter HDMI option and a HDMI to VGA converter. It doesn't work. I really don't want to spend 89 Euro for ANOTHER adapter just to be able to make presentations with my MB...
 

Dayv

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Aug 18, 2009
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Just to let you know that I have connected my Macbook to a VGA projector using Apple's Multiport Adapter HDMI option and a HDMI to VGA converter. It doesn't work. I really don't want to spend 89 Euro for ANOTHER adapter just to be able to make presentations with my MB...
Odd, it seems to me like that should just work.

Have you verified that the HDMI to VGA convertor works with other HDMI connections? And that the HDMI multipart adapter works for HDMI?
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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You need an active adapter to convert the digital HDMI signal to analog VGA. A passive adapter won't work (it works only if the HDMI port is sending both a digital and analog signal).
 

crucius

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Apr 4, 2010
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Odd, it seems to me like that should just work.

Have you verified that the HDMI to VGA convertor works with other HDMI connections? And that the HDMI multipart adapter works for HDMI?
Yes, it does work converting from a Windows PC HDMI's port to a VGA projector!
 

seong

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Feb 11, 2010
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I've tried it and it works.
The only difference here is that you need extra power for this to work. I bought one from Amazon that has micro USB at the HDMI end to powered via USB.
 
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