How do I connect 2 VGA monitors to a rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ecopac, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Ecopac macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I have just purchased a new retina 13" MBP and need to connect 2 VGA monitors to it. I plan to have the MBP closed and have 2 different things on each screen.

    I've connected 1 monitor to a VGA -> MiniDisplay Port adapter and plugged this into one of the thunderbolt displays which works fine. The other one I have put into a VGA -> HDMI adapter but when I plug that in nothing works.

    Is there another way to do this, should I get another VGA->MiniDisplay Port adapter and plug that into the other Thunderbolt port? Would that work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    what resolutions are you running the two displays at? and if you unplug the monitor plugged into thunderbolt, does the one plugged into hdmi work?
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Most likely. The fact that you're trying to run through two adapters could be messing it up.
     
  4. Ecopac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They're both 1080 hd resolution.

    I've searched everywhere for a definitive answer on this but it's so hard to find one.

    I'm not at work now so can't try the hdmi thing but I'm pretty sure I did try it at some point and nothing showed up
     
  5. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    if you only have the hdmi plugged in and nothing happens, id say the adapter is probably faulty.
     
  6. Doug Hope macrumors member

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    I use two vga monitors at work and use 2 Mini DisplayPort to vga adapters without any problems. I've also used 1 mini DisplayPort and 1 hdmi adapter without any issues. Sounds like you may have a bad adapter.
     

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