DP to DVI-VGA 15" UMBP 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by omgitskevin, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. omgitskevin macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    So I picked up a Mini Display Port to DVI adapter to hook up to my HP 22'' W2207 Widescreen monitor and I misplaced the dvi cable so i used a dvi-vga adapter :p. So my problem is I do not get any display output yet my mac found it as a display in the settings.

    Anyone else have trouble with an external display??

    thanks in advance
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    i believe that the adapter is dvi-d instead of dvi-i, which basically means that it is not backwards compatible with vga. So, you either need to buy a dvi cable, or buy a dp-vga adapter.
  3. JamesGorman macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008

    The dvi adaptor can not produce analog signals. So you need a digital cable, weather thats a dvi-dvi or dvi-hdmi. But it needs to be digital.
  4. omgitskevin thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    update I went and returned that adapter to frys and picked up a dvd-d-dvd-d no problem worked right away. thanks guys!

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