Which DVI adapter for 2008 MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by diane143, May 12, 2012.

  1. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter to plug in my full size monitor to my late-2008 unibody MacBook.

    It's this one: http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B

    It says MacBook (though to be fair it doesn't specify WHICH one).

    When I picked it up at the Apple store they said yes it would work (this was a couple of months ago).

    I finally get around to trying it today and the cable is WAY to big for the port on my laptop. :(

    I looked at the site and I see a micro adapter, but that says 1st gen MBA, not MB.

    Does anyone know which I need? Or did I get a mispackaged one?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have the Aluminium Unibody MacBook from late 2008? If so, it uses Mini DisplayPort as video output, thus you need a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter:
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  3. diane143 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that's the one. I bought mine right when it came out, October 2008. Anyone need the mini-dvi cable? :rolleyes:

    I dug up my manual and it does say Mini DisplayPort. Their store does not make it clear however and I never even saw the DisplayPort cable when I first ordered it.

    Thanks!

    Diane
     

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