Dual Monitors on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by j.king92, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. j.king92 macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the mac world and just got a friends old MacBook Pro. I had an old 19" HDTV that I want to hook up as a second monitor. It doesn't have an HDMI plug so I got a Mini Display port to DVI adapter and plugged that into a DVI to Component adapter. Was that dumb to think that would work? The Mac won't detect a second monitor.
    Is there a way to get it to work? the only inputs the TV has are; component, composite, and S-Video.
    Please help me out.
     
  2. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    Just get the Mini-displayport to HDMI connector.

    I use dual monitors every day, using the Mini-DP to DVI connector.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    DVI will not work, if the only inputs are Composite, Component and S-Video.

    How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV



     
  4. j.king92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks simsaladimbamba just ordered my new adapters.
     

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