what's this monitor connection?

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  1. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    first, answer was wrong i didn't look like picture carefully. looks like it was an older video connection that apple had on some monitors. sorry about that.
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    It almost looks like one of those old serial ports or something. I think I have one of those on my PC laptop. Although that's a video card.....so I'm probably wrong.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    it actually the exact same size and shape of joystick port on a PC.
     
  5. homerjward thread starter macrumors 68030

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    that's what i thought but it can't be :confused:
     
  6. heyimcamcook macrumors newbie

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    it said something about "other ports" and an apple-rgb port, although i dont know what that is...but someone probably does, google it or something.
     
  7. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, it's an Apple-RGB port. It's the same as VGA except in a two row configuration. Apple used this from the Macintosh II to the beige Power Macs.
     
  8. homerjward thread starter macrumors 68030

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    cool, thanks. so it's sorta like adc in that it's a proprietary apple monitor port?
     
  9. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, but the ADC managed to send power through the same cable. There's a outlet on my beige tower to power the monitor, but that still requires two cables.

    To use my VGA monitor, I have to use a little converter with tiny switches. Why anyone would want an Apple-RGB card these days is beyond me. Most of those rgb monitors are dead.
     
  10. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    if you would have read everything there was in the description (yes that requires scrolling down I now :D) you would find:

    Other Ports Apple-RGB (DB-15) wich is the big one...

    this schould make sense when reading the specs on a video card & you see VGA & another port wich later is called Apple RGB... sounds like video connection hmmm doesn't look like ADC so could this be an old connection?? yes...

    I would like people to think maybe 5sec longer and reading things more closely before posting questions about the obvious...

    but maybe I'm being ignorant...

    J
     

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