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MacBook to Monitor question
Carlos Delgado, Photographer
Long Beach | CA | USA | Posted: 2:29 AM on 08.01.08
->> I'm shooting a wedding where I'm showing a slideshow of images during the reception. I can't use a projector as there's no room, so I'm planning to have my MacBook Pro connected to a small monitor running a slideshow on Photomechanic.

The only monitor I have at my disposal (that's not a bulky 20" box TV), is a small flat screen Dell monitor for a PC that would work perfect.

Is there a plug or adapter out there that I can view my Mac through this monitor?
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Ron Hawkes, Photographer
Rockland | ME | USA | Posted: 6:02 AM on 08.01.08
->> Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter $19.00 at apple store
The Mini-DVI to VGA adapter is designed for the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4, allowing you to connect to an external VGA monitor or projector.

My guess is if it's a Dell monitor, you have a cable that would screw into a PC in a serial like port? That is what you would need for the DVI to VGA Adapter.
I use a dell PC monitor with my macbook and it works great.
Hope that helps
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John Perkins, Photographer
Elizabethtown | KY | USA | Posted: 8:41 AM on 08.01.08
->> Your Macbook has a mini-DVI port (and not a micro-DVI, that's for the Air) and can take 3 different video adapters DVI, VGA, and S-Video/RCA. Check and see what type of cable you already have for your monitor and use that adapter. Otherwise you can get the Video adapter and output to any TV screen that supports RCA video or S-Video.

Mini DVI to VGA:

Mini DVI to DVI:

Mini DVI to Video:
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