DVI-D to DVI-I Adapter

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Me1000, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006

    So I went by the apple store the other day to pick up a mini-dvi to dvi adapter.
    My main computer (using an LCD screen) has DVI, and VGA inputs. I was able to plug the DVI adapter into it just fine,

    however I dont want to use it on that screen, I have a CRT (yes I know :rolleyes: ) screen (VGA only) that I want to plug my macbook into on occasion, so that I can use it with the lid closed, that way I dont use the macbook screen.

    anyway, I have a dvi to vga adapter that I was going to use for the crt screen. little did i know when I bought the mini-dvi to dvi adapter that there were different types of dvi connectors!

    This is what comes out of of my mini-dvi adapter
    and I need it to go into this...

    according to that website i have a DVI-D and I need it to do into a DVI-I

    Can anyone point me to an adapter, DVI-D to-DVI-I, or DVI-D to VGA?
    that is under $20, since I could get a mini-dvi to vga for that!

    Thank You,
  2. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
  3. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    That won't work. That adapter, like every other DVI->VGA adapter, is only for DVI-I ports.

    You need to buy the mini-DVI to VGA adapter. You can't convert from DVI-D to VGA (analog) because DVI-D no longer carries the analog signal. It's simply not there, so just finding something with the right pins (even if it existed, which it doesn't AFAIK) wouldn't work.

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