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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?”

    5 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
    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

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