Q:Need adapter to connect Dell 2408WFP to Mac Pro? A:NO,use DVI

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Wishnik, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Wishnik macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009

    Do I need to buy an adapter from Apple to be able to connect a Dell 2408WFP display to a Mac Pro?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If the monitor has DVI, just use DVI. It's a 24" monitor, so it'll have DVI.
  3. bobdard macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2008
  4. Wishnik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Thanks Skil! Thanks Bob! Your quick replies pointed me in the right direction--->

    This is why I thought I needed an adapter:
    The "pin pattern" on the white DVI cable connector that came with the Dell 2408WFP did not match the "pattern" on the Mac DVI female socket. Therefore, I mistakenly rejected that cable without even trying it.

    After reading replies to my post here, I googled DVI, and have found that there are several types with different pin patterns:

    Bottom line, I'm embarassed to say, all I had to do was PLUG IT IN!

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