USB-C to HDMI Adapter on MBA 2012

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

  1. Ale Bark macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Oh.. i see ..:confused:

    Thanks for the fast reply guys!
     

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