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Old May 24, 2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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display adaptor wont fit, will it work if I remove the pins?

I have a new macbook pro (latest model), and I bough a mini display to DVI adaptor that I use to connect an external display.

Now, I need to connect a projector (VGA) and I found that I have a DVI To VGA adaptor that I used with my old macbook pro. When I tried to connect the adaptor, surprise! it does not fit! (because it has four extra pins. (Please see the ilustration).

What happens if I remove those pins? will it work? or I will have to also buy a mini display port to vga adaptor? it would suck!
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Old May 24, 2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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I would never do something like that, you might break it permanently. Its like a doctor trying to kill a patient to see if he is still alive.
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Old May 24, 2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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you need the vga adapter.
the dvi connector on your mdp to dvi adapter doesnt have the analog signals.
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