Which mini display port adaptor do I need?

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  1. aimeeinohio macrumors regular

    aimeeinohio

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    My cord came today and it doesn't fit the MBP....I have a 23" Asus monitor, and it's HDMI. Hubby thought he knew which cord to get and I've been waiting anxiously for it and of course when it arrived today, the end that goes into the MBP is too small. The monitor also has built in speakers, which i will be using.

    So, can you tell me which adaptor I need? Pretty please? :p
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Are you sure it is Mini DisplayPort?
    Could it be Mini DVI?


     
  3. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    You will need a Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter. Preferably one which transfers sound aswell.
    Check on amazon, dozens there, really cheap too, i dont have a link, but u could look yourself, post here and someone probably can confirm if it is compatible :)
     
  4. aimeeinohio thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. mediasorcerer macrumors regular

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    moshi make a mini display port to hdmi ive got ,and it outputs to my 42 inch lcd tele no probs,sound too,looks great,works perfectly,but it is a bit expensive.
     
  7. 3lackwater macrumors newbie

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    You've wasted 90$. Next time just give them to me.
     
  8. aimeeinohio thread starter macrumors regular

    aimeeinohio

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    Mini display port adaptor came, hooked it up, the space/sky shows up on it. I know I need to change some settings to get my screen to show, but where are those settings and what do I change 'em to?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Drag windows to the left or right of your primary screen, as you currently have an extended desktop.
    If you want to see the same on both displays:
    System Preferences > Displays >> Arrangement >>> Mirror Displays (but know, that the display with the lowest resolution determines the maximum resolution used on both, thus one display will have a lower than native resolution, except when both displays have the same native resolution)
     
  10. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    System preferences -> displays -> detect displays

    should be self explanatory after taht
     
  11. aimeeinohio thread starter macrumors regular

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    We found it- but when I close the MBP the screen goes dark. What do I need to do about that? :D
     
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