Connecting my macbook pro to a projector!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sahumah, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sahumah macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    Hi everyone! Pray everyone is doing well!

    I can't connect my acer projector to my macbook pro! I read online that I need a VGA adapter but it didn't work. I also read some says I can use the same cable to connect the printer to the USB port and I tried that again but it didn't work as well. :( Please help as I REALLY need it for teaching.

    Here are the ports I have. The ones I crossed out are the one for modem DSL and the USB port! :( as u see nothing seems to be for the projector.


    and I found this on apple store and want to know if this is what I need because i think I got the wrong one.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The ports from left to right are:
    • Gigabit Ethernet (for network connections, or in your case your DSL modem or router, crossed out)
    • Firewire 800 (for external HDDs or other devices like a camcorder or audio hardware, faster than USB, not crossed out, but not helpful in your case)
    • Thunderbolt (for connecting external devices like HDDs or displays or any other kind of peripheral you can think of with a Thunderbolt port, not crossed out) - this is the one you want to use with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter (more info below)
    • USB 2.0 (twice, for external HDDs and such stuff, slow, crossed out)
    • SD Card slot (crossed out)

    Anyway, as mentioned before, Thunderbolt is the port you want to use.

    Btw, the image of the adapter you selected does not really show the port for the Mac, it can be either a Mini DVI, MDP or Micro DVI port, but again, you need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter.

    And here is some more information:


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