Mini display port connector question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by awbazar, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. awbazar, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    awbazar macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Scottsville, NY
    I am seeing two different kinds of "mini display port" plugs. Both are called "mini dispaly port connectors" in every place I view them. One version has a row of 10 holes on the white interior insulator strip both on top and bottom of the plug for a total of 20 tiny holes. The other version does not have the holes.

    Can anyone tell me if this a manufacturing difference or is there an actual functional application difference between these two plugs. The physical dimensional aspects of these two connectors is the same with the exception of the 20 holes on the one unit. The following links show the holes versus no holes connectors to which I refer.

    Holes version:

    No holes version:
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The holes don't match up with anything on the mating connector - and no mention of those in any specifications for the connector (or I don't see any mention)
    I conclude that the "holes" are a manufacturer's design choice for building the cables, and the presence (or absence) of holes serves no purpose for the user.
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    It's just a manufacturing difference. Nothing connects through those holes.

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