External Monitor Cable

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kristincb, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. kristincb macrumors newbie

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    Hi There,

    I purchased a 2019 imac and didn't realize I would need a new cable to connect my external monitor. With my old computer. Is there another option other than the one apple sells that is vga to usb-c? I see several on amazon but not 100% sure which is the best to order.
     
  2. Celebion macrumors member

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    What video inputs does your external monitor have?
     
  3. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Without that information, no one can help you.
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    If you monitor accepts VGA input then look for a USB-C to VGA adapter. There are numerous choices at Amazon. Apple's don't seem to work (and I think their USB-C to DisplayPort ones are awful too from what I've heard).
     
  5. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Anyone running a VGA monitor with a late iMac is in serious need of an upgrade.

    Just for kicks, I attached my VGA monitor using the Apple adapter to my iMac Pro just now and it works fine. Of course, I immediately disconnected it and reattached it to my G4. Yikes!
     

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