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

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    Hi

    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

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    If the monitor has DVI, just use DVI. It's a 24" monitor, so it'll have DVI.
     
  3. bobdard macrumors regular

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  4. Wishnik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tft-connection,931-8.html

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

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