connecting two apple monitors with mini DVI plugs

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

  1. lyricperctimp macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    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.

    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    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

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    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

    Dec 26, 2009
    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

    Jan 7, 2010
    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:

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

    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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