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exgarymac
02-12-2017, 11:28 AM
I have almost completed conversion from my PC to my Macbook but one element remains.............As I enjoy photography I find the MACbook screen rather small. I want to connect the MACBook to my 23 inch AOC screen which has capability with 2 spare HDMI slots. MAC has a small 800 Firewire slot and a mini-display slot.
My question is.....what plug do I need at the MAC end and which slot do I use? I assume that the MAC will just pick up the big screen when connected.
Richard

Slydude
02-12-2017, 01:20 PM
If your MacBook does have Mini Displayport connections. that would be the one to use. Something like this (https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024603&p_id=15883&seq=1&format=2) should do the trick nicely. I've ordered from these folks before and their knowledge and support has been top notch if you have a question.

I am current using an adapter from a company called Moread which has connections for DVI, VGA, and HDMI on the same adapter. Think I paid about $20.00 for it. Be aware that these connectors are relatively easy to find but some appear to be complete junk.

exgarymac
02-12-2017, 03:25 PM
Thanks. I am in England so shall search here.