Non-apple DVI to VGA on Apples Mini-DVI to DVI, Will it work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hdsalinas, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Hi

    I am getting ready to place an order for the following items through amazon.com and get advantage of the no shipping and no tax

    • Apple MacBook MA700LL/A 13.3" Notebook PC (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) - White $1299
    • Belkin Wireless G Router DSL/ Cable gateway $34.99
    • Apple USB Keyboard (Wired) - White $32.32
    • APPLE Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (or to VGA) $19.99

    all for a little over $1,387.29 Lots of new toys for Christmas!

    I have a VGA only 17" LCD monitor that I want to use along with my macbook. At first I though about purchasing a mini-DVI to VGA adapter but I found that my brother had a DVI to VGA adapter that he doesn't need.

    Can I attach this adapter to apple's Mini-DVI to DVI adapter?

    I don't need DVI right now but maybe in the future it could come handy.

    This is going to be an exciting Christmas
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    It most likely won't work.

    The mini-DVI -> DVI adapter outputs a DVI-D signal, to use a DVI -> VGA adapter you'd need a DVI-I signal being output as the different signals use different configurations of the pins on the DVI plug and one won't plug into the other.

    You should buy the adapter that will work with your monitor.
     
  3. hdsalinas thread starter macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Thanks Chundles, I will just get the mini-DVI to VGA adapter to use with my LCD display.

    BTW, has anyone used this Belkin router before?
     

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