adapter to use for extra monitor on iMac (late 2009)


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I would like to add a second monitor to my late 2019 iMac. Tried to connect the extra monitor with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter that I've been using on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but it doesn't fit. Is there a difference between the two mini display ports????
 
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Hello and welcome.

I assume you mean iMac (Late 2009) as in the title of this post, and not iMac (Late 2019) as you stated in the body of the post? If so, the iMac and the MBP have the same connector, and maybe it is being inserted in the incorrect orientation? The flat side goes at the top on the MBP and to the right when looking at the iMac from the front.

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Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the speedy response. What you describe is exactly what I've tried but it just doesn't fit .... Could it be a problem that it's an 21,5 iMac, not the 27 inch one?
 

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No, the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort size is standardized. I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and a Mini DisplayPort adapter fits perfectly.

-Maybe a photo of the adapter?
-And it is a 2009, correct?

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No worries...yes, that is the correct adapter and should definitely fit.

Maybe it would be good to see if there may be some foreign material or something in the port on the iMac itself. Maybe a shot of the port if you have easy access to it?

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I'm feeling so embarrassed now .... Turned the imac to take the picture and saw nothing blocking so I tried a bit more, pushed harder and then it worked. So sorry to have taken your time, but thanks anyway for leading me to the 'solution'.
 
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No worries...I totally understand. It can be a bit daunting, as one doesn't want to apply too much pressure to break it.

Glad it's resolved.

Be well,

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