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    Connecting MacBook Pro to a PC monitor

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    Connecting MacBook Pro to a PC monitor
    Hi,

    I'm trying to add a second monitor to my MacBook Pro by connecting it with a View Sonic PC monitor.

    I have a Firewire port and what I think is a DV-out port on the Mac, and a DVI port on the PC. Trouble is, I have no cable to make this connection happen. Can anybody suggest if this cable exists (Google doesn't turn up any results), or if there's a better way to go about this?

    Thanks

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    Connecting MacBook Pro to a PC monitor
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    Please provide the year and CPU speed of your MBP.
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    Connecting MacBook Pro to a PC monitor

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    It's a 2.53 Ghz core 2 duo. The MBP is a 2009 version.

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    Connecting MacBook Pro to a PC monitor
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    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
    The port on your MBP is called a mini displayport (MDP).

    You will a MDP to DVI adapter and a DVI cable (if indeed the port on your monitor is a DVI port).

    Adapter from Apple. DVI cable from your favorite cable store.

    Or, just a MDP to DVI cable in the length you need from monoprice.
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