The Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adaptor is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4. Connect the adaptor to the Mini-DVI port of the computer and the DVI end of the adaptor to an external DVI monitor or projector. You can also use it in combination with the optional Apple DVI to ADC Adaptor (available separately) to connect your computer to an older display with an ADC connector.
You can use this cable in both video mirroring and extended desktop modes.
- 1/4 Inch Stereo
Ratings & Reviews
Dont try and use with dvi-vga adapter!
When buying my Macbook I had the bright idea that I would only buy this adapter and then use one of the many dvi to vga adapters t hat I already own to "adapt" the dvi to vga when I needed it. Unfortunately Apple was one step ahead of me and have removed the holes in this dvi socket that pass through the vga connection. Ergo you are forced to buy yet another overpriced adapter from them in order to use a vga monitor! After buying vga and dvi adapters plus another adapter to connect to a TV you have ended up spending almost 60 euro on top of the already high cost of an apple machine! Most laptops and pc's come with at least 2 of these connections built in! I am very disappointed with Apple's actions in designing this product and hope for better service from them in the future. …
- Written by Vincent G from Dublin
935 of 1282 people found this useful
DVI-D, not DVI-I
The adapter works well enough, but make sure you know what you're buying; it's a DVI-D adapter, which means you can't use a VGA ad apter on the end. …
- Written by Jonathan B from HOLYWOOD
647 of 896 people found this useful
Included with the 12" Powerbook but buy an iMac and you have to pay extra. The port is useless without one so why bundle it with o ne machine but not the other? …
- Written by Roger H from Bath
590 of 909 people found this useful
Mini DVI not working Solution
OK this is easy for multiple monitors get an external graphics card and a DVI to HDMI cable Download the graphics card software an d hey presto,
NOTE!!! if one of the displays will not register in my experience could be either unplug and replug the cables while the computer is on(yes i said it) then the graphics cards will start to talk to each other , they must get stuck or blocked or some other techincal reason, which i dont know but i have 13 inch MBP running 2x 21inch LED monitors with very little latency issues (speed to respond). Apple dont even know their own tech... so dont ask them email me for proof if you dont believe me.
hdmi monitors x2 (or as many as you want)
Diamond external graphics card, suited to the monitor(list is on their website)
Displaylink software (free download from their site)
mini DVI/thinderbolt cable to hdmi
job done.... …
- Written by Paul C from Haverhill
20 of 25 people found this useful
look before you buy
I bought this to connect a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M silver 24" second display to my iMac 24" 2.8 Ghz core 2 duo.
Works like a charm and very pleased with the quality of the display output.
There are a few people complaining about incompatibility issues but as long as you do your research and look at the pic gallery of the pinouts there is no excuse for getting the wrong connector. …
- Written by chris S from gateshead
33 of 44 people found this useful
Great when it works!
First one of these I bought was faulty (totally blank display on the external monitor). However, I took to my local Apple store an d they swapped it no questions asked. The replacement works great, glad I upgraded from the VGA adapter I was using previously.
Ignore all the moaners in some of these reviews who have obviously not been careful enough to look at what they're buying, the picture clearly shows the connections on this adapter. Its not Apple's fault if you can't spare 10 seconds of your life to look at it. …
- Written by Richard P from WITHAM
34 of 47 people found this useful