Connecting VGA to G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by deep-six, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. deep-six macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all

    Have recently upgraded to a mac pro but wanted to fire up my old G5. Only have a spare VGA monitor but scratching my head as to how to hook it up. The video cable wont plug into the VGA monitor and I'm searching for some sort of adaptor but not even sure if the signal is compatible.
    Any idea please ??

    Cheers

    Ric
     
  2. abundantmussel macrumors member

    abundantmussel

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    You can pick up DVI to VGA adapter quite cheaply in Amazon or eBay and they should worn for the G5
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Yeah, a passive adaptor for the DVI-I connector will work fine. In fact I'm using one...
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    The G5 at work has a ADC<>DVI adapter and a DVI<>VGA adapter. It uses the older aluminum Cinema Display with the power brick/port connector so it can utilize a passive ADC<>DVI adapter.

    That gives my coworker two displays.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Something like this might help.
    Less then 2 bucks.

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