Mini DVI to VGA adaptor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by janejane, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. janejane macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    I realise this is probably completely obvious but I would be so grateful if someone could help me.

    i want to connect my macbook to a VGA screen, I have the macbook, I have the screen, I even have the adaptor (it's the one which came with the Macbook).

    The thing I really don't understand is why this adaptor cable is only about 3 inches long. I can't even find one which is longer. Surely I am not the only person who has encountered a problem with this - the VGA socket on the monitor I have is more than 3 inches up from the base so I literally cannot use this cable without half-lying the monitor down. Clearly this is ridiculous and not how it was intended to be, but how do people make this work?!

    As I say, Irealise this probably sounds stupid, but I am completely baffled by the total absurdity of it as well.

    Many many thanks in advance.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That is due to the fact, that most monitors already have its own VGA or DVI cables to connect to a PC, thus the adapter is not that long.

    If you don't have such a VGA cable on your monitor, you need to buy one.

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  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    It's only a few inches long because it's not a cable, it's an adaptor. It still requires that a VGA cable be attached to it. It cannot connect directly to a monitor input on it's own.

    The previous poster explained the reasons for that quite well.

    jW
     

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