Trouble with mini display port to vga adapter

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by prov3120girl, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. prov3120girl macrumors newbie

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    Apr 12, 2010
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    So our church just purchased a nice refurb iMac to use for media presentations during weekly worship services. We have a projector with a VGA cable, so I bought a mini display port to VGA adapter from apple so that we can connect our shiny new iMac to our big screen.

    However, when we attempt to connect our VGA to our adapter, they don't fit together properly. It's like the screws on the VGA cable aren't long enough to screw into the adapter...thus, the cable won't stay connected to the adapter (it just falls out).

    Someone suggested getting an S cable to replace the VGA cable, but Apple tells me there's no adapter to link the S cable to the iMac. I'm absolutely clueless...surely there is a way to connect my wonderful new iMac to the big screen.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Sep 9, 2007
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    Get the shortest VGA extension cable you can get. http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...id=1020203&p_id=150&seq=1&format=1#largeimage .

    You could try the monoprice adapter and see if it mates up any better. http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5107&seq=1&format=2 .

    Or you can try replacing the screws in the cable. Sometimes they can come out, sometimes they are very integral.

    Lastly - there are cord holders. Some rubber bands or cable ties usually work. Take a look in the extension cord aisle of your home improvement store.
     

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