Mini DisplayPort to DVI question, please help?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tongteh, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. tongteh macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
    I got the Aluminum MacBook late 2008 version and as most should know that the macbook comes with a Mini-Display Port. Today i went to buy a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter because all my monitors at home have the DVI slot. I hooked it up and everything works fine as it should be. :D

    But next week i have a presentation to do in University and apparently my uni only have the VGA slot available, so therefore i want to know if it would work by hooking up my macbook with the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, then use a DVI-D to VGA adapter and finally a VGA cable to the Projector for the presentation?

    Please i need this help urgently.. :( thanks for all inputs and please let me know if my explanation is not clear enough..
  2. fuz10n macrumors member


    Mar 29, 2009
    Charlottesville, VA
    unfortunately no... :(

    The DVI adapter is DVI-D, so no analog signal will be possible.
  3. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Won't work. The MiniDP to DVI adapter is DVI-D, that is, it only outputs a digital signal and VGA is analog. You'll need a MiniDP to VGA adapter for it to work.
  4. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2004
    Richmond, VA
  5. tongteh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008
    thanks for the answers.. so i guess i would have to go pick up a mini display port to vga for the presentation to actually work.. :( is there any other solution out there that i can use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter??

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