Isn't This Mini-DVI? What Went Wrong?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thriii, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    Just got back from the apple store with a mini dvi so I can connect a 2nd monitor and it seems the mini dvi isnt small enough
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    what went wrong here? :confused:

    I have a 2009 Mac Pro
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The adapter you have is mini-DVI, but the computer's plug appears to be mini-DisplayPort.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    As PowerPC already pointed out, it is obviously a Mini DisplayPort adapter you need, as no Mac Pro or any plug-in GPU ever came with Mini DVI, as that is not really a standard outside of the Mac world of mobile computers (and the older iMacs)..

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  4. thriii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so for best quality, should i get mini displayport to dvi or mini displayport to displayport? never used that type before so have no idea what i should get
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    If the new display you have has DisplyPort, get a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter or cable, MonoPrice has them for example.

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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    spinnerlys is correct that a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter or cable would be best.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Depends on what your monitor has. Does it have a DisplayPort input? Or just DVI?
     

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