Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location
    Not where I want to be.
    Posts
    8
    Specs:
    Refurb'd 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 w/ Retina & 256G Flash
    Using projector with Macbook Pro /Retina
    This may be a simple question, but consider me a simpleton, as I'm very new to Mac and haven't used a projector in a long time.

    Do I need to download a driver to use a VGA projector with my 15" MBP /Retina?

    The projector is an InFocus IN112, I've looked at the InFocus website and don't see any mention of needing a driver, however today I plugged my MBP into the projector and the Mac didn't recognize it.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    49,125
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Drivers are not needed for attaching a projector or external monitor to your Retina MBP. If the projector was not recognized, it might be that you're not using the correct adapter and or cable from the thunderbolt output port on your Retina MBP to the projector.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location
    Not where I want to be.
    Posts
    8
    Specs:
    Refurb'd 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 w/ Retina & 256G Flash
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Drivers are not needed for attaching a projector or external monitor to your Retina MBP. If the projector was not recognized, it might be that you're not using the correct adapter and or cable from the thunderbolt output port on your Retina MBP to the projector.
    Thanks chscag, I didn't have an adapter at the time and was plugging into a USB port, will it only work via the Thunderbolt port?

    Again, thanks!

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    49,125
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Your projector is not going to work plugged into USB. It needs a video signal (and audio of course) in order to project your slides or presentations on an external screen. So yes, you need an adapter and cable from the Retina thunderbolt port to the video input port on the projector.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location
    Not where I want to be.
    Posts
    8
    Specs:
    Refurb'd 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 w/ Retina & 256G Flash
    OK, thanks!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MacBook PRo Retina to IPad Retina
    By gafferlyons in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-05-2013, 03:10 AM
  2. Projector with MacBook Pro
    By scott_tompkins in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 04:42 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM
  4. MacBook Pro Retina 13 or without Retina?
    By blaake in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-03-2012, 06:04 PM
  5. projector display for macbook pro
    By shapaholic in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-15-2012, 11:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •