2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 7:48 AM by DanielLPro
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Hello, I was looking to buy a HDMI cable so I can connect my MacBook pro to my HDTV so I can use my wacom tablet with my TV. Well I quickly noticed that there was no HDMI port. So I looked it up and saw that I should buy a DVI to HDMI cable. Well it didn't look like I had a DVI port either. I looked it up again and it looks like possibly a Mini DisplayPort. I am not positive on this though because the symbol next to it is different than mine. The one next to the Mini DisplayPort in all of the pictures looks like a square with lines on each side, while mine looks like a lightning bolt with an arrow at the end. So I got on apple support to see what the lightning bolt with an arrow port was called, or if it was the same thing and the symbol has just changed. I entered my serial number to make sure I pulled up the right manual. It told me I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), so I pulled up the user manual ( http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_Pro_Retina_QuickStart.pdf ) and zoomed in on the ports. This looks nothing like my computer. I bought it in august so it shouldn't be old. But these pictures show a HDMI port. On my MacBook Pro I have ports on the left, and a CD slot on the right. So I thought maybe it was the wrong manual so I went to my desktop to apple > about this mac > more info > support > user manual. This brought me to the same manual. What happened to the HDMI port? What is the port with the lightning bolt arrow? What kind of cable do I need to connect it to my HDTV? I'm just so confused now. Thanks a bunch for your help!


MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.1