PC/VGA to Macbook adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NFUW, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. NFUW macrumors newbie

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    I'm very poor with technology so try to cut me some slack...

    I recently purchased an Element FLX 2211B TV http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Elem...07979/catOid/-12867/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    The TV says that it is PC compatible and it has a "PC/VGA in" outlet and a "PC Audio in" outlet. I'd like to know if there is an adapter i can purchase, or any way for that matter, that will allow me to connect my macbook to this TV. This is primarily for the purpose of playing videos.

    Will this work?
    http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=126641&d=1217199152
     
  2. FaustArp macrumors regular

    FaustArp

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    Im running my mac mini off my HD right now. I just have the standard VGA that the computer came with connected to it plus an extension like this one

    http://www.koms.co.uk/images/vga.jpg
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    You need either a Mini-DVI->VGA adapter or a Mini-DVI->DVI + DVI->HDMI adapter.

    TEG
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    If I'm mistaken, someone please correct me...

    I thought that Apple included a "mini dvi -> vga adapter" with the MacBooks. I know they did with the PowerBook 12".
     
  5. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, Apple no longer does that. You have to buy the adapter separately.
     
  6. NFUW thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought the Mini DVI to VGA adaptor... what other cord do I need to plug it in? Do i need some sort of extension? There is no way to plug it in to the back of my TV.
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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