DVI to VGA to Desktop

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  1. kaaathryn macrumors newbie

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    Aloha mac community,

    I bought a macbook pro 13" 2013, and was given a mini display port to DVI adapter with it. Recently I was given an old LG computer screen that has a VGA connection, so I went and bought a Belkin VGA to DVI-I adapter.

    Aesthetically, they connect fine, however the dual screen doesn't work. I was wondering whether this is because it is a non-mac product, or because I can't adapt and adapter (if you get my drift). Is my only option to buy a completely new VGA adapter?

    If this is the case, can I buy one of the older versions? ie http://pics.redblue.de/doi/pixelbox...7_png/APPLE-Mini-DVI-auf-VGA-Adapter-M9320G-A, or can I just buy a mac brand adapter, ie http://i.marktplaats.com/00/s/MTMxWDM1Nw==/z/jiYAAOSwwNVTu9mr/$_84.JPG

    thanks in advance all.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It would be best to buy MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter.
    Cyberport has some for less than what Apple wants, maybe there is even one in your city, if you are from Germany, but that might just be the first link.

    If not:

     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Buy a Mini-DP to VGA adaptor.

    Those two cables shouldn't fit together. The DVI-D output on the Mini DP adaptor should be keyed so that the DVI-I to VGA cable won't fit in.
     
  5. kaaathryn thread starter macrumors newbie

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