connecting two apple monitors with mini DVI plugs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lyricperctimp, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. lyricperctimp macrumors newbie

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    I have a new macbook pro that uses a mini DVI port.
    I currently have an apple 30" monitor connected to the macbook pro using that mini dvi port. My wife just bought me a 24" apple monitor which also has a mini dvi connector (male). I need either a mini-DVI splitter to create two female mini DVI inputs at the macbook pro to connect these two monitors or an adapter that has a female mini-DVI on one end and a female DVI on the other. I previously had a 2nd non apple monitor connected using UV plus.

    http://www.evga.com/uvplus/default.asp

    So simply--how do I plug in the 2nd monitor.

    I have called apple support and searched google with no success. I fear at this point that this is not possible to do. Does anyone know of a solution?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    None of the Apple monitors have Mini-DVI connectors. I thought the 30" Cinema requires a dual-link DVI connection (If you have a Unibody model, that'll require the $99 dual-link DVI/MiniDisplayport adapter). Also, the Pro models never came with mini-DVI, but had full size DVI or if you have a Unibody they carry the MiniDisplayport connector.

    As for driving BOTH the 30 and 24", I don't think that'll happen without an external solution of some sort.
     
  3. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    what you said is true
    you cannot drive two display off the dvi port on the macbook without some external box.

    a usb solution is possible. there are a lot of products that use the displaylink chip to drive displays via usb.
     
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    That won't work for him.

    Well, it could work, he just wouldn't be able to run the 30" monitor at its full resolution, which is the main selling point for a 30" monitor. Besides that, LCDs don't look nice when ran at anything other than their recommended resolution.
     
  5. lyricperctimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all of the replies.

    Here is the latest. The 30" monitor is connected to the Macbook Pro using the dual-link DVI/MiniDisplayport adapter from Apple. Full resolution.

    I have a HP f2105 monitor connected with the UV plus with full resollution:

    http://www.evga.com/uvplus/default.asp

    And just tonight I found Circuit Assembly that just released this product.

    http://estore.circuitassembly.com/products/DVI-to-Mini-Displayport-Adapter.html

    I will be trying to use the UV Plus with the circuit assembly adaptor with the 24" monitor.

    I will keep you all posted as to the results.

    Cautiously optimistic!!
     

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