DVI D single link to HDMI female adapeter? Buy anywhere?

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  1. Violettuesday, May 23, 2014
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    Violettuesday macrumors newbie

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    My mac died and having a large, older monitor a mac mini seemed like the cheapest option. I bought a refurb from apple this week, which is still unopened.

    The problem is i cant seem to find a female adapter for my old dvd d single link plug. Are they sold anywhere?? Im in the uk but can buy from overseas if i have to.

    My plug is the third one down, in the middle of this pic~

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=types+of+dvi+adapter&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lzl_U6TXKYrFPO2hgJAL&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgrc=dvmmji3TtbhJHM%253A%3BDTRB_bXv3gsmLM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fthumb%252Ff%252Ffb%252FDVI_Connector_Types.svg%252F277px-DVI_Connector_Types.svg.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FDigital_Visual_Interface%3B277%3B543

    But though the others come up with any search, i can only find male dvi d adapters, or other dvi type females :/

    Thabks in advance for any help.
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    The Mac Mini comes with an HDMI to DVI dongle that you should be able to put any DVI cable into.....
     
  3. Violettuesday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks~ yes and no.

    Thats the plug the monitor has already~ i need the female counterpart adaptor for it.

    Ive actually called apple to return the mini; it seems unlikely i can find an adapter, so the cost of buying a new monitor + keyboard mean i may as well just spend a bit more and get a mac air.
    And i can sell my current monitor for £50 or so.

    Thanks very much anyway!
     
  4. PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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  5. Violettuesday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks patrick.

    No, theyre a different type of DVI.

    Mine is two blocks of 9 pins and a minus sign. Those are for DVIs which are just continuous pins and a minus sign :/
     
  6. PatrickVogeli, May 23, 2014
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    PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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    It will work. what you have is dvi-d single link and the adapter takes the dvi-d dual link, but it will work.

    edit: as they said, the mac mini should come with the adapter... Open the box and try
     
  7. Violettuesday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really???? o_O

    Ok... Thank you! I asumed that it needed to be a perfect match; even the guy i spoke to at apple yesterday didnt know that. Nor the guy in store.

    Sorry, im really low functioning due to imsomnia right now.

    I can afford the extra now if i can get a mac air refub~ the 11" at £600 just sold last night (my mini was £400). Last week the mini was the cheapest thing on the site.
    Do you think theres any benefits, save cost, of a mini over an air? Mainiy for photoshop?

    I doubt ill take the air out the house much but taking it to another room'd be handy from time to time.

    Any other pros / cons of mini v air??
     
  8. PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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    mac mini vs macbook air: really depends. I see no point getting the air if you won't take it out. Even more important, if you go for the cheapest one, I assume it comes with 4GB of RAM, which is not upgradeable. With the mini you get:
    -A cheaper machine
    -You can change hard drive
    -You can change and/or increase RAM
    -I think the base mini should be faster than the base macbook air

    You can check how the machines you are comparing score here:
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    Anyhow, since you have the mini at home, i'd just open it and try it out. I think you should still be able to return it even if you used it (but first clarify if possible!)
     
  9. Violettuesday thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks, that's sound advice : )
    Btw, i mis-read your surname as Vogon, ha ha. Which'd be a great name!

    Many thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.
     

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