2010 11" Macbook Air - to DVI Monitor.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by raymondkerr, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. raymondkerr macrumors regular

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    I used to use my HP2310i DVI monitor on my iMac using a DVI to Mini Display Port Adapter. However I have just sold my iMac, and in the meantime I am using my MBA 11" 2010 model (no TB) until I get a new desktop, I have unplugged the DVI-to Mini Display Port adapter and noticed that the DP plug is too big to fit in the MBA, do you get Micro Display Port adapters so that I can connect my HP Monitor to the MBA ?

    I'm a little confused ???:confused:
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    That is indeed puzzling, since the MBA has a miniDisplayPort interface.

    Do you have any way to attach pictures of the cable and the port on the 2010 11" MBA showing the mismatch?
     
  3. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure the iMac had a Minidisplay port and not a Mini DVI port. Mini DVI connectors are bigger and do not fit in the mba. You will need to get a Mini display port to DVI adapter instead.
     
  4. raymondkerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah there must be more than one size of mini display port, or apple have changed the plug since the 20" imacs in 2008. I'll try and post a picture today when i get home. Looking on apple.con, i'm not sure which cable has yhe smaller plug as on the mba 11".

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    Ah, that might be the problem, maybe i assumed the imac connector was mini display port, when it might actually be a mini DVI. Either way i'll go to my local apple store at the weekend and hopefully get the correct cable.

    Thanks. For your help.

     
  5. redache macrumors member

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    If you look here you can see that the iMac has a mini-DVI connector which is different to a MiniDP connector.
     
  6. raymondkerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it would appear that I have thought that Mini-DVI is Mini Display Port which it isnt. Here is a picture of my connector from the old iMac and the macbook air.

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    looks like I'll be visiting the apple store this weekend. Thanks again folks for your help.

    Raymond



     

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