HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac Reviews

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HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac

HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac

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Connect an external display to your MacTM using this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It’s even color-coordinated to Apple­® computers! This cable is short, only 18 centimeters in length, and is intended to be used with a separate VGA cable (not included).
Compatible with some versions of MacBookTM, MacBook AirTM, MacBook ProTM, iMacTM, Mac MiniTM, & Mac ProTM desktops and also the 24-inch Apple® Cinema Display.
**You MUST verify your display port type before purchase!!**
Please note, this is a generic/aftermarket item.
Apple® is now licensing Mini DisplayPort technology, so this item also works with Toshiba Satellite Pro S500; Tecra M11, A11 & S11.

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Originally posted 2015-05-29 21:55:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. 170 of 172 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Small word of caution: make sure you pay attention to who you buy from, May 19, 2010
    By 
    P. Shih
    (REAL NAME)
      

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac (Electronics)

    Depending on which Amazon.com merchant you buy this mini Displayport to VGA adapter from, you might get different looking products. I’ve posted pictures of the adapter received from one Amazon.com merchant and another from HDE. For both, my order arrived quickly.

    In my original review of the product, purchased from the first merchant and at around 10+ days of ownership, I stated that it was working just fine. The plastic material is of fair-to-equal quality compared to the original Apple-branded adapter. Unfortunately, about 2 months later, it has started to fail. I suspect the reason has to do with the cable, which is thinner than the Apple-branded version. It could also be due to the fact that I have to plug/un-plug this unit 5x a week.

    In any case, I decided to give the generic adapters one last try… This time ordering from HDE, since I saw a couple positive reviews. When I received it, I was pleasantly surprised that this one looks nearly identical to the Apple-branded adapter (I’ve uploaded a new product picture). It has been working well so far and compared to my previous generic adapter, this one appears to provide a slightly better – clearer – picture.

    *** UPDATE on 2/6/2011 ***
    It has been over 9 months since I purchased my adapter from HDE, and yes, it’s working (but with a caveat for some Macbook owners). I’m now posting an update to my original review because a recent Mac OSX system update to 10.6.4+ seems to have affected the function of all of my generic mini displayport adapters. After testing several from different retailers (e.g., HDE, OWC, Apple) for both VGA and DVI connections on two independently configured 13″ Macbook Pros (mid-2010 models), I could only get the newest, genuine Apple adapters to work consistently.

    There are at least two separate issues here, and please note that I’m not sure if it applies to all Macbooks:

    1) Old Apple-branded mini displayport to VGA adapters may need a firmware update (found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3492). Btw, the newest VGA adapters from Apple look a little different… It’s somewhat smaller and the cable is thinner.

    2) After plugging in a generic adapter, no image shows up on the second screen and the second display does not appear in the “Display Preferences” panel. We encountered this for most of the monitors that we tested. To fix this issue, the generic adapters (VGA and DVI) may require an OS restart each time to get it to work. This was only the case if the adapter was disconnected from the computer. We did not find any problems with putting the computer to sleep, and everything worked as usual once the computer detected the second display.

    In sum, if you plan to keep your adapter connected to the computer or you don’t mind the possibility of restarting each time you connect your second display, I think that it’s relatively safe to go with the generic version from a merchant like HDE (to save some money!). Otherwise, it might be safer (especially if you own a 13″ Macbook Pro mid-2010 model) to go with the adapter from Apple.

    Hope this helps somebody!

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  2. 13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Remember that this is a generic!, December 9, 2010
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    This review is from: HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac (Electronics)

    I bought this item from HDE knowing full well that it was a generic and that several people have had problems with the adapter failing. I, too, received an adapter dead on arrival. It came in an HDE bag (which on further pondering, leads me to believe I was sent an adapter returned by someone else). After calling tech support at HDE, I was sent a new adapter free of charge. Just make sure that you have tested at least a known working monitors and a known working VGA cables and tell the customer service representative this (as an IT worker, I know this helps with diagnosing the problem). Two days later, I received my replacement adapter. This time, it was in a silver, vacuum-packed package with protective shrink-wrap. This adapter works perfectly, and hence I gave it a four star review.

    If you are willing to save some money while running the risk of getting a defective product, I highly recommend this generic from HDE. (If not, get the one from Apple). As a side note, if you are having problems with your adapter, try restarting your computer with it plugged in. I was able to get my defective one to work this way while I was waiting for a replacement.

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  3. 11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Worked great–while it was working…, September 28, 2010
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    Aaron J. Oster “Loveslinky” (Philadelphia, PA USA) –
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    This review is from: HDE Mini DisplayPort to VGA Female Adapter for Mac (Electronics)

    I purchased this adapter to connect my Macbook Pro to projection equipment I use in teaching my classes. The adapter worked perfectly for about two weeks, then got increasingly flaky over the last two. Now, it doesn’t work at all. It’s a lot cheaper than the Apple version–but if I have to buy a new one every month, the cost savings really aren’t justified…

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