Thunderbolt port not working
I have an early 2011, 15” MacBook Pro. I use it to teach and it has to connect to an LCD projectors. The projectors I use connect via a VGA cable. The MacBook Pro uses a thunderbolt port and only has an Ethernet, firewire, 2 USB ports and a card reader.
I went to hook into a projector and the MacBook could not see the projector. I tested the cable and projector, I tested the dongle (thunderbolt to VGA) and all seem to be working fine. The only thing that it seems to point to is the Thunderbolt port. my profiler does not report that it is connected to the projector. I can not seem to find a way to test the port.
so here are the serious of question,
- is there a way to test the port?
- is there a replacement port (I understand that this is now vintage)?
- is there a work around to still hook into the VGA port on the LCD projector?
One projector has an S-video port and the RYG ports. The other, in addition to the VGA, has a DVI port and an HDMI port.
any help would be appreciated
Is this a good question?