Anyone connecting your MBP to a LCD Screen that has no VGA slot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JSmoove05, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    I have a dell 30 inch display that does not have a VGA slot. I know they dont make a DVI to DVI cable for MBPs. So my question is does anyone know where can I buy the adapter to convert the VGA to DVI so I can connect to my 30 inch screen. I bought the mini DVI to DVI converter thinking it was for the MBP but its only for the MB. Any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    The macbook pro has a DVI port on the right side. Any DVI cable should work, I would have to assume.
     
  3. revchrisesq macrumors newbie

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    walmart solution


    Why don't you get a DVI to DVI cable at Walmart? Worked for me.:)
     
  4. SWC macrumors 6502

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    If you do have a MBP all you need is a male to male DVI cable. Like this one:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...cs_id=1020901&p_id=2686&seq=1&format=2&style=

    That is a dual link compatible cable able to support the resolution of the 30"
     
  5. matperk macrumors 6502

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    yeah....you don't need to use the VGA converter. You can just go right from MBP to Display using a DVI-DVI cable.
     
  6. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok great thanks so say I wanted to connect my laptop to my big screen could i use a DVI to HDMI cable? Since my TV has 3 HDMI slot thanks again.
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that should work. If not, it's an issue with your television.
     

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