Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor doesn't connect to DVI cable...

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  1. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    I bought a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor with the intent of connecting my TV (with DVI-in) to my MacBook in order to use front row (and plex) for films.

    However when I got home, I found that the DVI female of the adaptor does not match up (or successfully connect) to the DVI male of the cable. :confused: Have I done something foolish, but it seems that there are pins on the male that do not have a corresponding socket?

    I have attached an image to try and help out...

    Should I just give up and seek out a VGA instead?

    Thank you for your time and advice
     

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  2. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    The cable you have has analog pins. The mini displayport to DVI adapter doesn't have those pin inputs. You will need a new cable that is specifically DVI-D.

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  3. Lostanddamned thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    Bugger.

    I think I will be taking this back, and trying to get a VGA to Mini DisplayPort.

    Thanks.
     

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