Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Narcisse2)
Port #3 is a DVI port. VGA is only for older lower analog resolutions. What we need to know is the video port of your MacBook Pro to connect to the DVI port of the display. Note that connection will NOT carry audio.
Go to Apple menu -> About This Mac -> System Information or More info, and tell us the two numbers following MacBook Pro.
It might be MacBook Pro 3,1.Mac OS X (10.7.3), * Links may give me compensation
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to a brody)
Thank you for your answer a brody. I hope this information is what you need.
Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B27 SMC Version (system): 1.68f98 Serial Number (system): C02H6J2CDV1 Hardware UUID: F2004EA4-ACFD-5C4B-B4C2-173F4BCE5F91
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 5:26 PM (in response to a brody)
So I would need a DVI to DVI cable?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to Narcisse2)
You need a Mini Displayport to DVI adapter. you can get them from any Apple store or order it online from Apple or someplace like Amazon. NOTE get an Apple Branded adapter. I've try other and sometime they work and other times they don't. I personally have not had any problems with Apple Branded models.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to Narcisse2)
From this link http://support.apple.com/kb/SP645 it would appear to be a Thunderbolt port, correct? So what I would need would be a DVI to Thunderbolt port?
EDIT: Ok thanks you answered my question
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to Narcisse2)
A Mini Displayport to DVI adapter.
Thundrbolt port is also a Mini displayport, one in the same.