My dear lord.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheMotif, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. TheMotif macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2007
    I'm trying to hook my MacBook Pro up to an external monitor using its included DVI to VGA adapter. My external display has a "VGA-in" slot, but the VGA end of the Mac adapter doesn't fit into it. Any help would be appreciated. I didn't know what was supposed to be a five-minute project could be so complicated.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    you can't connect the adapter directly to the monitor, you need a vga cable to go between the two
  3. KelchM macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2007
    When you say ""VGA-in" slot", do you mean a female VGA conector?

    If thats the case, your going to need a male to male cable in the middle. You can't plug a female connector into a female connector.
  4. TheMotif thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2007
    I found the VGA connector finally and it works.
  5. sbluetruck macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
    quick question, how would you have managed with just the adapter plugged directly into the monitor if it did fit???

    that would be the most akward thing ever....

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