Ok I'm Confused (Display Cables)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by neworleans-7, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

    neworleans-7

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    Ok so I went to Best Buy and I bought a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter cable for my newly purchased White MacBook and needless to say it didn't fit into the computer. I was reading some reviews on apple's website and people were talking about DVI-D and DVI-I or something like that.

    So if anyone would be so kind as to link me to the correct cable I'm supposed to buy it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a

    Menge

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    The white MacBook uses Mini-DVI and not Mini-DisplayPort. You bought the wrong cable (as you can tell)
     
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    Only the aluminum macbooks have the mini displayport. you need a mini dvi to dvi adapter.
     
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    are you sure you bought the mini display port -> dvi adapter and not the mini dvi -> dvi adapter.
     
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  8. neworleans-7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok cool. Thanks you guys. At Best Buy there's a Dynex version on their website that's in stock at one of the stores I go to. Is there any difference between the cables other than the brand? Would the picture quality be any different?
     
  9. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I use the Dynex version on my Macbook and it works fine.
     

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