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Solved: Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort ????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bassi, May 13, 2009.

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  1. Bassi

    Bassi Thread Starter

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    I have an iMac ALU 8,1 from 2007
    20 Inch, 2.66 Ghz, 2 GB ram, ATI HD 2600 XT, 640 GB Sata 7200 rpm

    And my problem is that I am about to buy a cable to connect a secondary monitor, and I do not know wich one I need.
    I don't know wich port I have and I can't really tell the difference.
    I searched the net a bit but couldn't seem to find this info.

    I looked at the tech specs of the new iMacs on apple.com and they have Mini DisplayPort, but that's the new revision.
    What about mine and how do I tell the difference?

    Also, where can I get theese kind of cables really cheap? b/c it's freakin expensive from apple.
     
  2. nate8282

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    can you take a picture of the port so i can see what it looks like, i'm to lazy to try to research which port it is.
     
  3. Bassi

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    It's a littel blurred. But hey. 2 MP.. Woohoo.

    The sign for the port is something like: |█|


    [​IMG]
     
  4. nate8282

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    it's hard to tell with it so blurry, did you take it with an iphone?
     
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  6. Bassi

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    I can easily see that it resmbels the Mini DVI more than the regular DVI. The difference is huge.

    But my problem is that I can't tell the difference between Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort. And I know I have one of them on my iMac.
     
  7. nate8282

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    sorry i don't know what you mean by mini displayport? As far as i see you need a cable that goes from minidvi to dvi (unless your buying a monitor that is only vga)
     
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