Is this really DVI?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bungiefan89, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a chord at Goodwill today, what I thought was a VGA/USB-to-DVI cord. Unfortunately, when I tried to hook it in to my mini displayport-to-DVI adapter, I found the DVI end of the chord I'd bought was too big.
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    At the top of this picture is my adapter's DVI female end. The middle chord is the DVI end of the Goodwill chord, and beneath it all is a regular DVI male plug.
    As you can see, the middle plug is much bigger than the other two and has many more pins than the others... but it's still LABELED as a DVI/USB cord. What did I buy here? (like I said, I bought this at Goodwill, all I have is the cord itself, no instructions or box)
     
  2. jgc macrumors regular

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    Looks like you got an M1 cord. I don't know a whole lot about it but from what I've read it's a (DVI) dual link + USB cord. It's an extension of DVI.

    Seems to be pretty limited in its use.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1-DA
     
  3. bungiefan89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, rats and mice. :(
    I wonder if Goodwill has a return policy... or if I'm just $4 in the hole on this.
    Thanks for the reply, though! :)
     

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