Dual screen on MBP 2010?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by El Em, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. El Em macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    Will this work?
    My external screen is my primary screen, and the screen on the MBP is turned off. Can I connect another screen to my main screen via VGA?

    Here's a pic of my idea:

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can't do that. The VGA port on monitors is for input only, not output.
     
  3. El Em thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awww, shucks, I forgot that.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Props to OP for the effort!

    There are a couple of solutions though.
    • DualHead2Go products, one of which may suit your needs
    • A USB to DVI adaptor (external video card, basically). Only problem with these is that the performance is awful. Still, it may be better than nothing, especially if you're just reading from the display.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Is that the 2014 MBP pictured there? One of Ives' best without a doubt.
     
  7. El Em thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Hmm, it looks acceptable, thanks!
    Yes!
    How did you know?
     

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