Mini Dvi To Hdmi For Mac

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One problem that Mac 911 can always count on: The complexities of using old Apple monitors to work with new USB-C-equipped Macs. The 2015 and later MacBook uses USB-C for USB 3 and DisplayPort.

  • I have a 2008 Mac mini and am trying to connect to Samsung LED tv via the hdmi/dvi input. I have purchased the hdmi to dvi cable and connect to the Mac mini via the mini display port adapter. As soon as I power on the Mac mini it treats the Samsung as a 2nd display and I cannot use the mini at all.
  • DAT 5730D Mini DVI to HDMI Adapter. Type: Mini DVI to HDMI Adapter Changer Type: Mini DVI Male to HDMI Female Color: White Specifications: Designed for Apple iMac, Macbook, and 12' Powerbook G4 with mini DVI connection, the Mini DVI to HDMI Adapter allows quick and easy connection between HDMI devices.
TypeDigital and analog computer video connector
Production history
DesignerApple Inc.
ManufacturerApple Inc.
Superseded byMini DisplayPort (October 2008)
General specifications
Video signalAs DVI
Pin out
A female mini-DVI socket
Pin 1Dat2_PData 2 +
Pin 2Dat2_NData 2 -
Pin 3Dat1_PData 1 +
Pin 4Dat1_NData 1 -
Pin 5Dat0_PData 0 +
Pin 6Dat0_NData 0 -
Pin 7CLK_PClock +
Pin 8CLK_NClock -
Pin 10DGND
Pin 11DGND
Pin 12DGND
Pin 13DGND
Pin 14DGND
Pin 15DGND
Pin 16DGND
Pin 17+5 V
Pin 19spare
Pin 20BLUEAnalogue blue
Pin 21not installed
Pin 22GREENAnalogue green
Pin 23not installed
Pin 24REDAnalogue red
Pin 25Detect
Pin 27spare
Pin 28DGND
Pin 29HSYNCHorizontal sync
Pin 30DGND
Pin 31VSYNCVertical sync
Pin 32DGND
Mini Dvi To Hdmi For Mac

The Mini-DVI connector is used on certain Apple computers as a digital alternative to the Mini-VGA connector. Its size is between the full-sized DVI and the tiny Micro-DVI. It is found on the 12-inch PowerBook G4 (except the original 12-inch 867 MHz PowerBook G4, it used Mini-VGA), Intel-based iMac, the MacBook Intel-based laptop, the Intel-based Xserve, the 2009 Mac mini, and some late model eMacs.

In October 2008, Apple announced the company was phasing Mini-DVI out in favor of Mini DisplayPort.

Mini-DVI connectors on Apple hardware are capable of carrying DVI, VGA, or TV signals through the use of adapters, detected with EDID (Extended display identification data) via DDC. This connector is often used in place of a DVI connector in order to save physical space on devices. Mini-DVI does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920×1200 @60 Hz.

There are various types of Mini-DVI adapter:

  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter Apple part number M9320G/A (discontinued)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter Apple part number M9319G/A, provided both S-Video and Composite video connectors (discontinued)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (DVI-D) Apple part number M9321G/B (discontinued)

A non-OEM Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter is also available on certain online stores such as eBay and Amazon, and from some retail stores, but not from Apple.

The physical connector is similar to Mini-VGA, but is differentiated by having four rows of pins arranged in two vertically stacked slots rather than the two rows of pins in the Mini-VGA.

Connecting to a DVI-I connector requires a Mini-DVI to DVI-D cable plus a DVI-D to DVI-I adapter.


  • Apple's Mini-DVI to DVI-D cable does not carry the analog signal coming from the mini-DVI port on the Apple computer. This means that it is not possible to use this cable with an inexpensive DVI-to-VGA adapter for VGA output; Apple's mini-DVI to VGA cable must be used instead. This could be avoided if Apple provided a mini-DVI to DVI-I cable. The purpose of DVI-I is to ensure universal compatibility.[1][2]
  • The Apple mini-DVI to DVI-D cable's package shows a DVI-I figure instead of DVI-D and does not specify that it comes with only DVI-D.


As Mini-DVI is pin-compatible with DVI, it supports both DVI and VGA through adapters.

Mini Dvi To Hdmi For Mac

See also[edit]

Mini Dvi To Hdmi Male


  1. ^'Blog explaining the difference'. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  2. ^'Image showing the difference'. Retrieved 2009-10-11.

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