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

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  1. crucius macrumors regular

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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...
     
  2. Dayv macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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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).
     
  4. crucius thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, it does work converting from a Windows PC HDMI's port to a VGA projector!
     
  5. seong macrumors 65816

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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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