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Questions tagged [mini-displayport]

Mini DisplayPort is a smaller version of the DisplayPort interface developed by Apple for its Macintosh computers.

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Mini DisplayPort to USB 3.0? Is it possible?

I think not. But maybe yes... Is it possible to make USB port from mini displayport in laptop by adapter or something? I know it is possible in reverse, but is it possible this way? I have mini ...
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MiniDisplay to HDMI to VGA Issue

I have a MBP 2010 that doesnt have a HDMI port, so I got a MiniDisplay to HDMI for a monitor I had. Currently, I'm using a monitor that only supports VGA. To use this monitor I have to connect the ...
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How do I figure out why my external monitor goes black?

My late 2013 MacBook Pro is connected to an external monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to Dual link DVI adapter. About once a day, the external monitor goes black. The applications continue running, ...
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workstation only detects VGA connected screen

I am working with a DELL workstation (Nvidia Quattro M2200). It does not detect HDMI, Mini Display Port or DVI connections. I tried the "detect" button under screen settings (Win 10). The workstation ...
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Keep control over macOS sound when connecting stereo via MiniDP/HDMI

When I connect my MacBook to my old stereo via Mini-Display-Port -> HDMI -> HDMI-Sound-Splitter -> Jack cable -> Stereo, I can't control the Mac-volume anymore because it is disabled. So I just can ...
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How do I tell if the cable I have is a Thunderbolt 2 or DisplayPort?

I have a cable from computer to monitor that is DisplayPort on one side, Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 2 on the other. I suspect it is a Thunderbolt 2 cable because it was able to display to my monitor ...
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What port is this? Is this mini displayport?

I think this laptop is a Lenovo T540P. Is this port Mini Displayport? The icon above is not the mini displayport icon I normally see.
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Connect HDMI video card to 4k monitor over mini-DisplayPort connection (for non-gaming use)

I just bought a new Dell P2415Q monitor and am having trouble getting it connected to my old Windows 8.1 PC with an nVidia GeoForce 710 video card. It will connect OK to the monitor over a DVI->HDMI ...
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Mac Mini sometimes doesn't wake DisplayPort monitor

Setup: I'm using a ASUS PB278QR (via thunderbolt to mini dp cable) with a 1080p monitor from acer (via hdmi) on a late 2012 mac mini. The thunderbolt to mini dp cable I'm using is from amazon and not ...
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Use a Mid-2010 21" iMac as a monitor for a Windows PC with MiniDP port

I've got an old iMac (mid-2010 model) but I don't want to use it directly. I appreciate its display and audio so it sounds good if it can be turned into a simple monitor. My primary Windows 10 PC is ...
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2560x1600 @60HZ [miniDP --> DVI-D] adapter

Is it theoretically possible to achieve 60HZ signal at a resolition of 2560x1600 from a mini DisplayPort > DVI-D adapter? I ask this because I have tried THREE adapters one $8, one $15 and one $32 ...
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Two VGA monitors off a single Mini DisplayPort

I have a surface tablet with dock. It has a single mini DisplayPort. I want to connect two VGA monitors. I have heard that using a VGA splitter will work (sort of), but will result in the two screens ...
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How to use iMac 2009 21.5" as external display for MacBook Pro 2016

Does anyone know how to use the monitor of an iMac 2009 21.5" with a MacBook Pro 2016? I'm using an HDMI cable between my iMac 21.5 2009 and Macbook Pro 2016 (new one): Macbook Pro → Mini ...
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Image from iMac to MacBook Pro using Mini DisplayPort

I have iMac 27 with non-working display and MacBook Pro Late 2008. Can I connect MacBook to iMac as monitor? Maybe it possible with Linux?
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External monitor black when connect magsafe in macbook pro

I have a problem with magsafe and miniDisplay Port to connect external monitor. I connect my macbook pro (mid 2012 with MacOS Sierra) to Dell S2415H with miniDisplay Port to HDMI cable and all its ok ...
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Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter that would work at 4K @60Hz

I have bought this Club3D Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2 to HDMI™ 2.0 4K60Hz UHD Active Adapter BUT despite it's name I had to return it. After connecting my Samsung UHD smart TV to my Lenovo thinkpad T460 ...
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Trouble connecting Cinema Display to desktop PC with mdp graphics card

I just bought a used graphics card (Radeon HD 6870) because it has mini displayports for the sole purpose of connecting to my Apple Cinema Display (LED version). I've tried inserting the mdp that ...
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Is mini displayport fully compatible with displayport and G-Sync?

I have a GTX 1080 video card in a laptop. The laptop outputs Thunderbolt, Mini displayport and HDMI. I read that G-Sync requires a displayport. I've seen adapters to go from mini displayport to ...
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Using 2 external screens with my laptop

I have a ASUS Zenbook Pro laptop, and a Dell S2715H 27" monitor connected to it using HDMI. The laptop has 2 ports for display: 1xhdmi and 1xmini displayport. The monitor only has 2xhdmi. If I buy ...
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DisplayPort vs Mini DisplayPort

Is DisplayPort identical to Mini DisplayPort in everything except physical configuration? Same capacity/bandwidth/etc? Is there ANY advantage to using one over the other beside the physical size?
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Console Cable via VGA->Mini Displayport adapter

I can't seem to find an answer to this online as google keeps giving me VGA/Mini DP instead of console :( Will a console cable work if it goes through a minis displayport adapter? I can't test it ...
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Is there a video quality difference between a Mini-DisplayPort-to-HDMI conversion and a USB-to-HDMI conversion?

I recently bought a laptop (Dell XPS-13), which comes equipped with only a Mini-DisplayPort for video, which is not compatible with most displays I have to use (university projectors). USB-ports are ...
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Display signal cuts out due to static electricity

I have two monitors hooked up to a Thinkpad T450 using Displayport MST, and every once in a while, the signal would cut out briefly before coming back. I had no idea what the issue was, and I ...
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What are the steps to enable Apple monitor on Centos 7

I have Centos7 installed on a Dell XPS L502X which has a thunderbolt compatible? (Mini DisplayPort) port. I've plugged in my Apple Mac monitor but predictably enough Centos detects it as an unknown ...
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MacBook 2015 - dual/triple external monitors?

I’m interested in the new 2015 MacBook (not Pro or Air), but only if it supports the ability to have two or three external monitors. I’ve only found sources indicating that this is not possible, but ...
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What version of DisplayPort does the Dell XPS L520X use? Or is there software that can check?

I have this laptop in hand. Is there software that can check? Nvidia GT 540M 2GB Is it 2560×1600 (WQXGA) DisplayPort 1.1a or 4096x2160 (4K) DisplayPort 1.2
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How to use legacy monitors with single Mini DisplayPort output

I have two ASUS VN289H monitors. Each monitor has one VGA/D-Sub and two HDMI inputs. I am currently using one M-M VGA cable and one DVI to HDMI cable to power this dual-screen setup. I am ...
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Posible to use mini display to HDMI with HDMI splitter?

I have a macbook pro 13 inch with two external monitors. I'd like to set up a third external monitor however the only working ports on my laptop are the two mini-display ports. The HDMI port was ...
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables. Is there any actual difference besides the branding? This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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Does DisplayPort cables only one-way?

I saw this DELOCK 82438 Mini DisplayPort - Displayport cable where the image shows one end is an input, while the other is an output. They also say in the description that this is a Mini DisplayPort ...
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Finding out what resolutions my laptop's display ports support

I have a Dell XPS 15, late 2013 and it has a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI slot. I am aware that different versions of HDMI support different resolutions and even different drivers affect things, too. ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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DisplayPort monitor with USB hub, switch to another machine with all USBs?

So, I'd really like to just be able to sit down at my desk, with my gaming pc all connected up and working, plug my MacBook Air in to the DisplayPort and pick up all the USB devices. http://www....
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4K monitor showing 2560x1440 as max resolution

I recently purchased a 4k Monitor, to figure that HDMI can only display 4K at 30 hz, which isnt enough for gaming and it simply makes it less enjoyable with the laggy input. It worked at 4k resolution ...
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Does the Surface Pro 3 support sending audio through the mini-DisplayPort connector?

I have a Surface Pro 3 that I'm trying to connect to a TV via a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI cable, but I'm not getting sound. Does the Surface Pro 3 support this? I found information via Google that ...
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Can I connect adapt a laptop's mini displayport to a monitor's hdmi port and get 2560 x 1440 resolution?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 with a mini displayport (mini DP) port and a monitor with HDMI as well as dual-link DVI-D (digital). I know that I can get an active adapter and go from the laptop's ...
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Mini DisplayPort daisy-chaining

I haven't found any documentation saying it's not possible, but I've been trying to find if daisy-chaining Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort with successive monitors connected using DisplayPort. So: ...
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2560 x 1440 Resolution: is Mini DisplayPort or HDMI better?

My first foray beyond 1080p begins today. Should I use HDMI or DisplayPort to connect my new laptop to my monitor? If I have both cables, which will allow me to maximize my graphics experience? ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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Surface Pro 2 - how many external 1080p monitors are supported with DisplayPort daisy chaining?

The Surface Pro 2 supports daisy chaining 1080p aka FullHD aka 1920x1080 monitors (and other resolutions too). Does anyone know for certain how many external 1080p displays the Surface Pro 2 can drive ...
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Black screen when lid is closed for primary monitor and nothing up for secondary monitor. What is wrong?

I recently purchased two new dual monitors. I interchangeable swap laptops -- one for work, one for personal use. The personal use laptop is a lenovo Y500 and I use the ports, HDMI and VGA to connect ...
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What is an Acer Converter Port?

What is this port "Acer Converter Port"? Is it basically the same as miniDP? Can I connect a monitor like Dell U2713H on this one? From Frequently Asked Questions on the Aspire R7 series: 9. Can I ...
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Are mini display ports to VGA reversible?

So I need an adapter for a Mini Display port monitor to go to a VGA laptop. Every adapter I see says it's for the opposite. Are mini DP to VGA cables reversible?
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One Mini DisplayPort yields small picture, the other works fine

I have 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 2 Mini DisplayPorts in my graphics card. I have a TV hooked up to the HDMI port, and two displays connected to the Mini DisplayPorts (with HDMI-mDP cables, because i have no ...
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Is there a way to tell the difference between a thunderbolt cable and a MiniDP cable (possible knockoff)?

I purchased a thunderbolt cable off eBay and connected it to my Apple monitor. So far, the video signal is working fine; however, the audio is not coming out of the monitor as I understand that it ...
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Is Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I Adapter Compatible With a DVI-D Cable?

I have a problem with a DVI-I Adapter to DVI-D connection. I bought an adapter for my MacBook Pro. It's a Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I adapter. My display is NEC P221W which has a DVI-I input. The ...
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AOC 21" monitor wont' wake up after computer goes to sleep

I have a dual monitor setup. An AOC 21" monitor to accompany my iMac. After waking the iMac from sleep, the AOC monitor doesn't wake up without me having to unplug the dvi cable from the monitor and ...
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Connect 2 DVI monitors via Mini DisplayPort?

I have a macbook pro with a Mini DisplayPort video out. I want to connect it to two dell monitors that have a DVI input. Can this be done? I brought the monitors with a dell PC. For the PC I used ...
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Can a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable support resolutions above 1920x1200?

Is it theoretically possible for a cheapo Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter to support resolutions above 1920 × 1200, e.g. 2560 × 1440 (QHD)? Or is it always electrically-...
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Can the Microsoft Surface Pro drive multiple external monitors?

I am interested in simultaneously connecting two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panels to my Microsoft Surface Pro. Currently I am attempting to utilize a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to ...