Attn: New Macbook Owners with mini Displayport to DVI

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by vlestat, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. vlestat macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    Hi there,

    I have been desperately seeking to figure out whether you can attach a mini displayport to DVI adapter to a super cheap DVI to VGA adapter (you know, the kind that are so cheap they come in cereal boxes). If anyone has a new Macbook or MacbookPro with the DVI adapter and a separate (non-mac) DVI to VGA adapter, any display with VGA, and 15 minutes, could you PLEASE test this out. Just find out if it will output or if Apple has pulled another rip-off move (like the new Macbook pricing tiers) by disabling the analogue pins on the DVI adapter.

    I would really appreciate this as I just ordered a new macbook and the DVI adapter, but if I can't use that I will have to order the VGA adapter. I can't test it either because the Universtiy computer store will charge me restocking on the adapter if I open the packaging.

    Thanks to all that read this.
  2. Ety macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2007
    I got the DP->DVI adapter and tried to use the DVI->VGA adapter from my G4 Powerbook and it won't plug it. The horizontal connector on the right side, the adapter doesn't have holes for the pins above or below it. I tried one of my cheap adapters and bent the pins back and that didn't work either.
  3. vlestat thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    Hey Ety,

    That answers my question then. The DVI connector that apple provides does not have the analogue pins attached. Damn apple.
  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Didn't have them for the mini-dvi or micro-dvi either...

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