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    Aug 15, 2012
    Do I need a DVI convertor or a new display screen?

    I have an Apple 17 LCD display with a DVI connector. I have a Mac Pro Intel 2.66mhz model A1186 with an ATI Radeon X1900XT graphics card that Im looking to acquire. The DVI connector on my Apple display is larger than the DVI connectors on this video card.

    I located a DVI to VGA converter and hooked up a 17 VGA monitor to this Mac. The machine powers on fine but it dont display any video. Im assured the Mac works fine. Which converter do I require to hook it up to my Mac 17 LCD display? Do I just need a different monitor?

    Thank you for your advice and time.

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You would need a female ADC to male DVI converter, but it also has to supply power as well
    Apple DVI to ADC Monitor Adapter Power Supply A1006 | eBay

    You would be better off with a new LCD
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    The converter is well and truly passed its use by day. These were popular back in G4 days, late nineties and early this century. They require mains power and with over ten years of use are pretty slow to boot up. The best option would be one of the cheaper LCD/LED displays such as a 21" BenQ or similar for not too much more. They abound on eB ay such as ghis one:-
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Aug 15, 2012
    Thanks Louis,

    Given the price of this adapter/power supply, It would seem wiser to put that money into a new display or a used Apple Cinema display. I take it the Apple Cinema displays with the metal housing have the standard DVI connector or not?

    Thanks for your time.

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