Question External Display for Macbook Pro 2015 - HDMI to VGA

Sep 8, 2019
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Hi,

How can I use an old CRT monitor that has VGA as an external display for Macbook Pro 2015? I got an HDMI-to-VGA adaptor, and it doesn't seem to work. The "Arrangement" tab in the "Display" window does not appear. Mac has two thunderbolt outputs, do I have to use a thunderbolt-to-VGA adaptor?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Phillip Corcoran

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"I got an HDMI-to-VGA adaptor, and it doesn't seem to work"

Adapter won't work if it's not an "active" one.

HDMI is a digital signal whereas VGA is analog. You therefore need the more expensive "active" adapter which is able to convert digital to analog. Like this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TechRise-High-Speed-adapter-Converter-Charging-Black/dp/B01E8DD6J6/ref=asc_df_B01E8DD6J6/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205210909091&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3555777782061495485&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046271&hvtargid=pla-422405873489&psc=1
 
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