Free Apple Display Connector?

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  1. DisneyRicky macrumors regular

    DisneyRicky

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    Hey Everyone,

    Was thinking about accessories for my MBP and I was thinking about the display port. What I want to do is when on vacations plug my MBP into the TV and show the pictures I took. I know Apple used to give them to you for free when you got a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. But since most were wasted, they stopped. So now, if you call Apple Support or whatever, can you get one for free per request? I really don't want to pay $30 for this little cable. If anyone has any knowledge on this...thanks! :)

    ~DisneyRicky
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    LoL the only way you might be able to get something like this for free is maybe if you bought a unibody MBP and the 30" cinema in the same purchase, then complained that nobody told you you'd need an adapter.

    But that's shady and irrelevant . Pony up the cash or go monoprice.com.
     
  3. toffa813 macrumors regular

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    No, but search for one online and its much cheaper
     
  4. DisneyRicky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already read that, that's why I wanted to get a cable.
     
  7. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    To connect your MacBook Pro to a TV by a composite connector (Red, White, Yellow) you need a lot more than just a cable.

    From the previous linked thread:
     
  8. DisneyRicky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yay!

    I went down to the Apple store that is a few miles away, said what I had to say...story short, I got one! Apple takes all the little things, and try to make sure you are happy! :)
     
  9. hypermog macrumors regular

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    They gave you a Mini DisplayPort to Composite connector? Does that even exist?
     
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    No, that doesnt...but I got the $30 Mini-Display to VGA, then I went down to the RadioShack next door (it's at a mall) and got a VGA to composite...and it works perfectly!
     

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