Anyone need a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter?

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  1. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Free to good home:

    Mini-DVI to DVI adapter. I was at my parents' house digging through some old stuff and found it. I don't believe it's ever been used. It came with my 12" PowerBook G4, back in the day when Apple actually provided video adapters.

    Mini-DVI looks like this:
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    It's compatible on with the 1Ghz+ PowerBook G4 12", some Intel iMacs, some of the early MacBooks, Intel Xserve, some Mac Mini models, and late model eMacs.

    I'd prefer to give it to someone who will use it, rather than just throw it in a drawer, but I have zero use for it.

    PM me if you're interested.
     
  2. Gamer9430, Apr 4, 2015
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    Anyone need a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter?


    EDIT: sadly I can't find a use for it. My second eMac has one, but I don't see why I would need a second monitor on a eMac. Thanks again though for listing this, it's very generous. Hopefully someone who could use this sees it and takes it.
     
  3. A.Goldberg, Apr 4, 2015
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    Good grab!

    I still carry one in my backpack in the same pocket as a DVI-VGA adapter and MiniDP-VGA adapter. Mini-DVI was used on 12" PB G4s and all the pre-Unibody Macbooks. Since I have a handful of both, I find it a useful item to carry with me.

    BTW, apparently there is still enough demand for these adapters that Apple still stocks them. I bought one at Staples a few months back, and they are still listed on Apple's website.
     
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    Edit: Unsold.

    Previous winner said it's not compatible with any of his computers.

    Again, please check to make sure it works with your computer before you say you need it.

    Still available for anyone interested who will use it.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My wife has the 12" 1ghz PB G4. I could use it!
     
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    And I could sue it as well to connect one of my many iBooks to my "new" 20" ACD! But no worries if you already said yes to anyone else!
     
  8. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    What iBooks have this? My 05 12in doesn't have it.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Let Red have it if he can use it. He's just getting back in to PowerPC and he'll have more need of it than I.
     
  10. A.Goldberg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I believe the iBook only had Mini-VGA out, even in the last versions. In that case you'll be limited to VGA and I believe S-video.
     
  11. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    AFAIK, all iBook G4s have mini-VGA out.
    To my knowledge, this connector was only used on four computers:

    All 12" Powerbook G4s except the first 867mhz model
    Last generation eMacs
    All pre-Unibody plastic Macbooks
    Polycarbonate Intel Imacs

    All iMac G4 and G5s use mini VGA, as do all iBook G4s, later iBook G3s, and eMacs

    EDIT:

    Oops, I just realized this was DVI out. The VGA version is the only one still readily available. I could use the DVI, but am happy to let others take it. I'll grab one on Ebay.

    And, by the way, thanks for the generosity! This kind of stuff makes the PPC forum great!
     
  12. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Ha!!! Thanks for letting me know about my mistake but I was actually thinking of a mini VGA to DVI. Wow, I need to either get some rest or get some coffee. Yes, coffee it is!
     
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    Brew me a cup, milk and a little sugar. I though my iBook had it at first as well, then I looked closer.
     
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    Starbucks Quad Venti Flat White please! 4 raw sugar! :D
     
  15. RedCroissant Suspended

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    That's the funny thing though, I KNOW that they all have mini VGA. I am just getting back into it (and with more fervor than before I might add) and I was just a little too over zealous with the wanting of all things that would work with my PPC Macs.

    Coming right up!

    Hey!!!!! You are NOT ALLOWED to order a quad unless you have a QUAD!!! hmmm, I like it! Ok, fine. you can still have one but just remember the rule and that you just so happen to be the only exception to it!
     
  16. Lisakelepolo macrumors newbie

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    Have you already given the mini dvi adapter to someone
     
  17. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Anyone need a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter?


    This is long gone, lol. Eyoungren I believe claimed it.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, it's for my wife's 12" PowerBook.
     
  19. A.Goldberg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, this is long gone. Sorry.

    Hope it's working out.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, yes it is. Thanks again!
     
  21. Simone.m macrumors newbie

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    Partially OT, but can a PB G4 12" be connected via HDMI to a TV?
     
  22. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Through the use of several adapters (Mini-DVI to DVI, DVI to HDMI) being hooked up together, yes, you can. The resoultion will be crappy because of the technological limitations of the PowerBook, but you can still connect them together.
     
  23. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    The graphics limitations are a problem.

    Some folks have fitted hi-res panels in them, and found them bogged down by 5200Go GPU in them.

    If nothing else, I'd probably put the computer in clamshell mode if your using HD resolution(1920x1080). Drop it down to 720p and you might be okay.
     
  24. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Here is something about using the USB port for DVI to hdmi out. It is for macbook, but it would be interesting if one of the solutions worked for PowerPCs too http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-connect-a-second-external-third-display.html

    And finally, not what Simone did ask for, but here is a hack to do screen spanning on an ibook/eMac/iMac (other than just mirroring the screen content) http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/supportlist_e.html


    And here to the question what video ports which model had:
    ibooks http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-expansion-slots-vga-dvi-adc-support.html#vga
    PowerBook G4 http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...erbook-g4-models-equipped-with-dvi-ports.html (btw. only 2 exemplars with mini-DVI, didn't know that)

    You can find these lists for other Macs by choosing the profile of one Mac on everymac.com and then scroll down to the connectors/ports list and expand all, under the first port (VGS/DVI/av) is a small word in blue, behind that you can find the list of all models' ports.
     

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