Connecting macbook to external monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poohat1000, May 28, 2007.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

    poohat1000

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    can it be done ? what kind of cable do i need? - are there any issues?


    thanks guys
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes...depends on what inputs the monitor has, but probably mini-dvi to dvi. No issues that I am aware of.
     
  3. tommyusic macrumors newbie

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    Dvi connection? How about just a simple lcd screen? Or even TFT?

    Also, is it possible to connect an external keyboard?

    Thanx
    (a future mac user, probably)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    TFT is a form of LCD. High quality LCD screens will have DVI connectors. Lower cost ones are often limited to VGA (15 pin D-Sub). If your screen does not have a DVI connector then you need the Apple Mini-DVI->VGA adaptor, otherwise the Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adaptor.

    More or less any USB keyboard will work (as will mice).
     
  5. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

    kalisphoenix

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    Easiest thing in the world once you have the proper adapter. And immensely helpful to productivity.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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