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WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 03:27 PM
Hi guys, I have an old powerbook g4 15inch model A1106. I want to connect it to my flatscreen. i understand i need a dvi-> hdmi cord, not sure which one though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-5m-Dvi-D-Hdmi-Male-Lcd-HDTV-Gold-Cable-Lead-S180-/310231364569?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483b3af3d9

would that do the job?

im on a film shoot deadline, need to order what i need asap so any help be so appreciated!

Warner



spinnerlys
Jul 6, 2010, 03:31 PM
That should work, unless your flatscreen (TV or real computer display, which model either anyway?) has a DVI input, then a normal DVI extension cable will do the trick.

If it is a TV: How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=792106)

Btw, one thread is enough.

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 03:41 PM
That should work, unless your flatscreen (TV or real computer display, which model either anyway?) has a DVI input, then a normal DVI extension cable will do the trick.

If it is a TV: How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=792106)

Btw, one thread is enough.

apologies for double-posting. I didn't expect such a quick answer.The link was helpful. My flatscreen is newer "dynex" model. it doesn't have a DVI input, just hdmi ones.
I think the last input on this (to the right) is a DVI input correct? thats like my powerbook

http://shoponline.com.sg/images/Apple_PowerBook_17.jpg

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 03:48 PM
Thanks again, think i found what i need

spinnerlys
Jul 6, 2010, 03:51 PM
apologies for double-posting. I didn't expect such a quick answer.The link was helpful. My flatscreen is newer "dynex" model. it doesn't have a DVI input, just hdmi ones.
I think the last input on this (to the right) is a DVI input correct? thats like my powerbook

http://shoponline.com.sg/images/Apple_PowerBook_17.jpg

If it has no DVI input, then it is a TV, and the guide I linked to will help you connecting it properly to your PowerBook, which has a DVI output (not input).

http://sattlers.org/mickey/tech/hardware/apple/powerbook/images/g4-powerbook-ports.gif
http://www.hightech-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/mac-book-pro-ports.jpg

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks alot for the info. mine's a dual link DVI, just like in the bottom picture but it has s-video out also. and yes its a flatscreen tv. i'm about to order this, that should do the job right?

http://www.amazon.com/Eforcity-Black-Meter-HDMI-Cable/dp/B000E8SY5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253779313&sr=8-1

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 03:59 PM
damn. nevermind, that's the wrong one, canceling order. getting the ebay one.
thanks again for the help

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 04:18 PM
****** I'm getting frustrated.
http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/ipicture_camera/P101/N180.jpg
the left side of the DVI male has 4 thingers which would fit in the DVI on my powerbook, but that metal thing inbetween would block it from fitting.
this is an older g4, aluminum i got in 2005. i'm scouring amazon without much luck..

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 04:35 PM
I would get this one
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rjatfssGL._SS400_.jpg

but where are the other 4 pins on the left that would connect to the D-DVI? are they necessary?

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 04:46 PM
the other one ships from australia.don't have enough time.
would this one work?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31S8AONjl%2BL._SS400_.jpg

WarnerBrown
Jul 6, 2010, 05:22 PM
the guide in that link doesn't cover my old powerbook.

My d-dvi output is 24+5 pin. does anyone know if a 24+1 pin DVI cable would work??