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Apple posts Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter update

updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue March 17, 2009

Mini DisplayPort update

Using Software Update, Apple has begun distributing a firmware upgrade for users of the Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter. The software is said to address problems Macs have had with the adapter, in which video will flicker or go completely blank during use. Difficulties began roughly around the launch of the first unibody MacBook Pro on October 14th.

Similar issues are said to be affecting other recent systems, including even the latest Mac mini, developed while the adapter errors were already recognized. The firmware update is an 11.2MB file, and described as upgrading software on the adapter itself, rather than the Mac it is initially downloaded to. Patching is triggered when the adapter is detected.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Wow.

    There is firmware INSIDE the adaptor? That's crazy.

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    macbook air to Samsung TV

    Huh. my adapter will not work with my Samsung TV, but works with other monitors. Hopefully this will fix the problem.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No problems here

    I got one of the new Minis with this adapter and have had no problems using it with a Dell monitor. Oh well...update your little heart out.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    No problems here

    I got one of the new Minis with this adapter and have had no problems using it with a Dell monitor. Oh well...update your little heart out.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    No problems here

    I got one of the new Minis with this adapter and have had no problems using it with a Dell monitor. Oh well...update your little heart out.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    So....

    it took apple 6 months to figure this problem out?

    And we're supposed to be embracing this whole DisplayPort switchover?

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Returned Mac mini

    I purchased a new mac-mini, and could not hook it up to my TV (not VGA, obviously, VIDEO). It did not work.

    Hopefully, a fix is in the works for this adapter as well.

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