display adaptor wont fit, will it work if I remove the pins?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NarKEd, May 24, 2010.

  1. NarKEd
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    Jan 16, 2004
    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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  2. Gorilla Power
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    Gorilla Power

    Mar 19, 2010
    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. :D
  3. elfxmilhouse
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    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    you need the vga adapter.
    the dvi connector on your mdp to dvi adapter doesnt have the analog signals.

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