Using DVI instead of ADC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigfishphilip, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. bigfishphilip macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Hello all,

    Came across a great deal on a G5 and was glad to jump ship on PC. Can't get off the ground though. I want to use a monitor I already had (a Dell) which has DVI. The G5 has both DVI and ADC.

    However, I just get a grey screen when I go DVI from cpu to monitor. I'm guessing this is because the DVI is labeled #2 on the box, and perhaps I'm just seeing the second monitor display. I don't know to make the DVI slot the default slot so I can use that as the primary monitor though. I do see an ADC to DVI adapter, would I have to get that?

    Thanks a million. Excited to be joinging your

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I ran a G5 for years with only the DVI port in use. Something is wrong. Try a different cable/display, and if that fails, pick up an ADC to DVI adapter and see if it works there.
  3. bigfishphilip thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009

    Thanks BR for getting back to me so quickly.

    I did try it with another monitor (though using a DVI/VGA adaptor) and it didn't work either. I don't have any other monitors to try it on, so guess I'll have to roll the $30 dice on the adapter and see what happens.

    Thanks again...


Share This Page