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the "old" apple display connector

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macfreek57, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    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)

    --______________ --
    --\o o o o o o o o/ --
    -- \o o o o o o o/ --
  2. macrumors demi-god


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

  3. macrumors 68020


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

    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.

  5. macrumors demi-god



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

  6. TEG
    macrumors 604


    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.

  7. macrumors 6502

    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.


    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
    --_____________ --
    --\o o o o o o o o/ --
    -- \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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