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I am trying to connect an external monitor to my iMac. The external monitor is a few years old and has a VGA which goes into a DVI which then went into my old PC. I bought a mini DIsplayPort to DVI adapter which i have connected to the thunderbolt port on my iMac. The external display does not appear on my iMac and my external monitor displays nothing either. My monitor says VGA: No input when it is switched on, but all the cables are connected.
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It sounds like you've overcomplicated the adapters. According to this post on Yahoo Answers, it sounds like you need a straight up Mini-DP to VGA adapter. Adding a DVI adapter in-between the DP and VGA is likely what's making it fail.
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If the port on your monitor is VGA, then you'll need a mini displayport to VGA adapter like this.

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Looks like i will have to go and buy another adapter then, thanks for the help.
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