12" powerbook and Dell 20" widescreen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mddharma, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Just bought a 20" Dell widescreen off ebay, and it shipped with all original material. However, it only has a standard dvi to dvi plug. Where do I get a mini dvi to dvi cable that is long enough to go from my new monitor to the side of my powerbook? Is this what I need? or is there some other setup I should use?
  2. macrumors 68020


    You just need a mini DVI to DVI adapter. Didn't one come with your PB?
  3. MRU


    Usually they come with the PB, however they don't package it with the new iMac so maybe they stopped packaging it with the PB. About $20 off apple store.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Just an FYI, your PB fan will be running non stop with an external display, or at least mine was with a Apple 20'' CD.
  5. macrumors regular

    Since I have hooked it up to the Dell, it does seem to be running non-stop. I have a 19" Viewsonic at my office I hook it up to, but I don't think it runs non-stop there.

    I did get an adapter with the powerbook, forgot I had used it for the viewsonic. So, I ordered one today from the Apple store.

    Does your macbook pro run the large monitors without the fan running constantly?
  6. macrumors 68040


    Don't have cinema display anymore to test it with sorry.

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