dual monitors......how.....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kozmo, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Kozmo macrumors newbie

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    so i have an old TV (not old like...able to be a monitor still) but i want to hook it up as a second monitor for my mac...i have a Intel mac..i think... but yeah, how do i do it?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    What video inputs does your TV have?

    What model is your iMac?
     
  3. Kozmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it has a VGA input and a couple others like video and such but i think the one i need is the vga and when i look at my computer it says mac os extended (journaled)...yeah i don't really understand my mac as much as i should sadly

    but yeah it's a 17" intel Imac i think
     
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  5. b01189 macrumors member

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    you need a mini VGA

    Either on ebay or possibly at apple store but not likely you need to get a mini VGA to VGA adapter. It should be one of the last inputs before the safety lock. Unless it is one of the newer iMacs the alunimum models it will be a Mini DVI to either VGA or DVI, but if you get the DVI you will need yet another adapter. But if its just one of the plastic white intel imacs it will be mini VGA.
     
  6. Kozmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ummm...i don't know..how do i find out?
    (sorry about this...i'm kind of a luddite)
     
  7. Kozmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. b01189 macrumors member

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    It all just depends on what iMac you have then can tell you which one you will need from there.
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I think you mean mini-DVI

    If your iMac is white (not aluminum) then you'll need a mini-DVI to VGA adapter.
     

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