the "old" apple display connector

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    does anyone know the actual name of the old video connector that apple used to use? the one that was used, i think, from the early 90's to maybe the blue and white g3.
    is it called db-15? it has 15 pins but i think that's the name of the standard wintel-type vga connector.

    and more importantly...
    what would be the pin layout as compared to the normal wintel connector (which i am aware apple used for a while but that's not important)?

    i'm trying to splice a new head onto my old apple monitor.

    use this if you need to because this is what it looks like
    (ignore the dashes on the sides)



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  2. macrumors demi-god

    LethalWolfe

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    I don't remember what it was called, but you can get them on eBay for like $5-10.


    Lethal
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    connector

    Does 15 pin VGA connector work for you?? :D
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: connector

    no becuse that's no what it is, i think
    if you look at the "diagram" that i made, you can see that it's not a 15 pin VGA connector. maybe i wasn't clear enough in my post

    what is refered to as a "15-pin VGA connector" has three rows of pins -- 5, 5, and 5 i think. but apple used to have a connector that had 15 pins, but it was in two rows -- 8 and 7. what was that one called?
    and the comparison between the two as i asked earlier.

    thanks
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

    LethalWolfe

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    DB15.

    At least that's what they are all called on eBay.


    Lethal
     
  6. TEG
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    TEG

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    The old Apple Monitor Interface is D(B)-15, VGA is HD(B)-15. You can usually go into any computer store and find an adapter, to go either ways. Pretty much the only difference is the divverent rows, I believe that the same numbered pins, havave the same between both.

    TEG
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    really any computer store? i was just going on the assuption that i would find nothing for it except for on ebay so i was just going to make my own.

    anyway

    does anyone know the numbering sytem for the pins? in case i end up splicing that is.

    i assume it's like this:

    -- 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15
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    -- \o o o o o o o/ --
    ---2 4 6 8101214

    but i'm not sure. can anyone confirm this?


    and thanks guys for your help
     

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