MacBook w/ Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter to VGA?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SeanEE89, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. SeanEE89 macrumors regular

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    I bought a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter and I was wondering if I would be able to attach a DVI to VGA converter so I could also hook it up to a VGA port?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    See if it works, otherwise get the Mini DVI to VGA adapter.
     
  3. SeanEE89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am trying to get it to work and it is detecting my Dell 20" Widescreen monitor although it is not connecting that or I am just missing something haha
     
  4. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Another way apply makes money out of you :(
    See how the DVI adapter doesn't have 4 pins above + below the flat pin? Those four pins are used to analogue, but Apple decided to remove them, meaning you have to buy the VGA adapter as well.
    I was in the same boat as you, but was forced to buy both. I used a Mini DVI -> VGA -> DVI setup. My monitor was detected, but it wouldn't work. I had to buy a DVI adapter, and that solved the problem.

    Why con us of yet more money Apple?! We all love you, so why not be nice back?
     
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure?

    The way you tried, mini-DVI -> VGA -> DVI doesn't do anything because VGA -> DVI won't make it a digital connection, it will just make it work with DVI ports of monitors. So, if I plugged a DVI -> VGA connector into the back of my computer, and then plugged a VGA -> DVI connector into that, it would be using an analog signal.

    It does sound plausible that it wouldn't work, but I know for a fact your way would never work.

    I have my MacBook using mini-DVI -> VGA adapter and it looks fantastic - I use Windows with DVI and Mac with VGA, and because of the font smoothing options OS X offers, VGA looks great.
     

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