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Can I Hook Up My MacBook To a Different Screen?

I currently use a 2012 MacBook pro 13″ (Catalina). Since working at home, I would like a bit of a change. I would like to see my screen on a different monitor. The Flat Screen TV has HDMI as well as other inputs. Years ago I was able to do this with my 1999 laptop. What cables would I need to order and how would I get the screen to transfer over. Thanks
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Ken Vignona

Comments: 3 Responses to “Can I Hook Up My MacBook To a Different Screen?”

    10 months ago

    You sure can. What cable you need depends on the connection you have on your MacBook. From that era there is probably a mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2) connector? You’d need to look. If so, then just get a mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable.

    There’s nothing special you need to do. This is just like connecting to a projector to do a presentation. Plug it in and it will work. Use System Preferences, Displays to set things up like you want.

    Ken Vignona
    10 months ago

    Great. Is the Thunderbolt the small lightning bolt or the “Y” I have both. Where would I get this cord from.

    10 months ago

    Ken: Lighting symbol. The “Y” is Firewire.

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