10-01-2011, 05:33 PM #1
Connecting a Macbook Pro to a Dell Monitor
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- Oct 01, 2011
I have a 13" Macbook Pro (mid-2010) and I want to connect it to a Dell Ultrasharp 1708FP monitor. I thought I bought the right cables, but I was completely off.
The ports on the monitor look like this:
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And I probably don't need to include this here, but in case there was any confusion over which model of Macbook Pro I have, the ports on my computer look like this:
Can anyone help me with which cables I need to get? Also, if anyone knows of any additional setup I need, that would be great too!
10-01-2011, 05:44 PM #2
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- Dec 22, 2006
- Texas, where else?
- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
To identify your own ports, see post # 4 - here
But that would be VGA and DVI on your Dell and should be (that pic is not clear enough) a mini displayport (mdp) on your Mac.
You should be using a mdp to DVI connection.
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