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If it has one that should not be too difficult to find. Look around the sides of the laptop for a white rectangular port as on the screen capture below.

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Older laptops have a VGA port and maybe an S-Video port (like the round one on the image.) Newer laptops may have an HDMI port. DVI-to-VGA adapters are available at computer accessories shops.

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Okay. Thanks for the info too...

I looked at the user's guide for this laptop and see exactly what you're saying.
I found it here: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_Pro_Users_Guide.pdf

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