Problems hooking to Dell monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fernandez21, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

    Fernandez21

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    So I have a dell ultra sharp U2412m monitor that 1900x1200 with a built in usb hub. It worked fine with my MBA using a DisplayPort to mini displayport cable and usb to hub. But I haven't found a way to connect to my 2016 retina MacBook. I tried apples av hub with hdmi to display port cable, but my monitor wouldn't recognize it and not turn on. So I tried apple vga adapter and that works, the monitors turns on and the usb hub works, but I can't set the proper resolution, best I can get is 1920x1080. Any ideas? So far I have spent close to $150 in adapters, hesitant to buy more without knowing for sure it'll work.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    A DisplayPort can work as an HDMI port, but an HDMI port doesn't work as a DisplayPort. That means you can't use the DisplayPort because Apple's AV adapter only has an HDMI port. What you need is HDMI to DVI, such as this or this one.
     
  3. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 601

    Fernandez21

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    Thanks, will get one this afternoon to try out.
     
  4. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 601

    Fernandez21

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    Thanks a lot, tried it and everything worked perfectly!
     

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