USB-C to HDMI Adapter on MBA 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ale Bark, May 30, 2017.

  1. Ale Bark macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2015
    Hello guys,

    I have a mba 2012 with a broken thunderbolt port, if i use some adapter to adapt the USB-C - HDMI adapter to A commom usb port, is there any chance to use it on a external monitor?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. garya73 macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2013
    Delaware, USA
  3. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    Won't work. Normal USB ports don't carry the video signal. Remember the USB-C to HDMI adapter is an adapter so what it is doing is converting the output of one socket (which in the case of the MacBook I have does include a video signal) to be compatible with the input of another socket. Even if you adapt the sockets to fit on the USB-A port on the MBA the machine isn't sending video to that port so it won't have anything to adapt.
  4. Ale Bark thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2015
    Oh.. i see ..:confused:

    Thanks for the fast reply guys!

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