This adapter will allow you to use VGA monitors with the mini-DVI port found on some laptop computers. For connecting analog VGA displays.
Mini-DVI usually works only with macbooks. If you are not sure, please check with us before buying this product.
Please note newer macbooks typically have Mini Displayport or Thunderbolt not mini-DVI.
Question: What is Mini DVI? How is it different from regular DVI?
Answer: Mini-DVI is a smaller, miniturized version of the DVI connector most commonly found on devices made by Apple Computers. It has the same functionality of DVI but is a more compact connectors so that less space is taken up on the body of the computer.
Question: Does this adapter support audio?
Answer: No, like standard DVI, the mini-DVI does not support audio functions.
Question: My adapter and/or cables are connected to my Mac but I don’t have any picture, even though the Mac recognizes the adapter?
Answer: You may need to adjust the display settings on the Mac before you can see any picture on the tv.
Try the following:
1.) Go into the System Settings
2.) Go into the Display Settings
3.) On one of the Tabs in the Display Settings Window there will be a button on the lower right hand corner that says “Detect Displays”. Click on it.
~ Should that not work ~ p> 4.) On one of the other tabs in the Display Settings Window will be a list of different resolutions, such as 1920x1080. Try them all until you find one that works, it can vary from setup to setup depending on the devices.
Question: When I connect the mini dvi/mini displayport adapter to my mac my wifi signal drops or completely stops working.
Answer: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. Try the following:
1.) Ensure the adapter is connected and straight, not being bent or angled in any way. Having the Mac on a stand which causes the adapter to hang freely can cause issues as well.
2.) Try swapping the cable connected to the adapter.
3.) Try changing the channel of the wireless signal on your router. It may take several attempts to find one that works for your network. Some that have been reported to work the best are: Channel 1, 5, 6, and 8.
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