The Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4. Connect the adapter to the Mini-DVI port of the computer and the DVI end of the adapter to an external DVI monitor or projector. You can also use it in combination with the optional Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (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 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 that 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
942 of 1293 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 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 adapter on the end. …
- Written by Jonathan B from HOLYWOOD
652 of 903 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 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 one machine but not the other? …
- Written by Roger H from Bath
592 of 912 people found this useful
Why oh Why are the adapter leads so short ? and who designs these things ?
Apple ! You state in your blurb that the design is the important thing ! Well ok most Apple stuff is well above the norm BUT why d Apple ! You state in your blurb that the design is the important thing ! Well ok most Apple stuff is well above the norm BUT why do you persist in chucking out adapter leads that are far too short and why are they so expensive ? Most have about 6 cms of flex between the two plugs. Any good electrical engineer knows about cable strain relief. This allows the plugs to stay put when the cable moves a little. Thus preventing un-necessary disconnections let alone the strain on the delicate terminations within the connected plugs and sockets. Surely it's not going to break your bank by supplying an little more cable. It's not a lot to request that you do it correctly and try it out before you throw this stuff onto the market. …
- Written by John C from Southampton
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 OK this is easy for multiple monitors get an external graphics card and a DVI to HDMI cable Download the graphics card software and 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 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
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have a Dell HD Monitor with a DVI Connection. Will the Mini Mac Work with this monitor? And if so, which Cable would I need for the Mac?
- Asked by Byron S from Batesville
Depends on which Mac Mini. The current Mac Mini includes this cable in the box so providing you hav Depends on which Mac Mini. The current Mac Mini includes this cable in the box so providing you have a normal DVI to computer cable it will work. …
- Answered by Stephen C from Birmingham
Which cable do I need for connecting DVI to a Thunderbolt connection? Apple Mini-DVI to DVI, or MiniDisplay Port to DVI, or something else?
- Asked by Michael K from Holland
Mini display port to dvi assorted conntinue to work with thunderbolt!
- Answered by Carlos L from Solana Beach
How can I connect my 2009 Mac Mini to a TV that only has the Component inputs available? My Mac Mini has a Mini DisplayPort and Mini-DVI port. Thanks.
- Asked by Brian S from Yorba Linda
Can this adapter be used to run a 30 inch Apple Cinema Display HD (DVI) at native resolution?
- Asked by Matin S from Boston
Yes, I've seen it done.
To drive the 30" Cinema Display at native resolution, it requires a dual- Yes, I've seen it done.
To drive the 30" Cinema Display at native resolution, it requires a dual-link DVI-D connection.
The DVI-D connector on this adapter has all 24-pins required for dual-link - 3 rows of 8 pins, whereas DVI-D single-link connectors are missing the middle two pins from each row (ie: two groups of 9 pins on each side, with a 6-pin gap in the middle).
Yes, this adapter supports dual-link DVI, and as long as the computer you're connecting it to is capable, it will run the 30" Cinema Display at 2560x1600 resolution. …
- Answered by Ben T from Murwillumbah
Is this the adapter I need to hook my Intel Dual Core iMac (with a mini-DVI port) to a Wacom Cintiq 21ux tablet?
- Asked by James M from Glendale