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Bought the wrong DVI cable can it be modified?

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Anonymous
January 27, 2005 4:03:43 PM

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I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.

Thanks!

-B
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 5:29:00 PM

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Yes but i'm trying to make a quick alteration if possible instead of
ordering something else and waiting.. converters are rather expensive
as well, a new cable is cheaper.
-B
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 8:22:18 PM

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"WildIrish" <wildirishtiming@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106859823.167432.86790@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
> want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
> analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
> no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
> my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
> 4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -B
>
I'm wondering if there is some sort of DVI-I to DVI-D adapter that you could
use?
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Anonymous
January 27, 2005 8:45:13 PM

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"WildIrish" <wildirishtiming@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106859823.167432.86790@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
> want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
> analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
> no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
> my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
> 4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -B
>


Go here http://www.mycableshop.com/3rd_Level/Video-Flat.htm and see if you
can figure it yourself. I think by glancing at the site you can use the
cable you have.
January 27, 2005 11:04:42 PM

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On 2005-01-27, WildIrish <wildirishtiming@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Yes but i'm trying to make a quick alteration if possible instead of
> ordering something else and waiting.. converters are rather expensive
> as well, a new cable is cheaper.
> -B
>

You also need to consider whether the "flat" pin is larger than the
dvi-d socket. I had the "same' problem in that the info I've read
stated that it is possible for use BUT the main problem was that
some manufacturers decided to make the "flat pin" wider/larger.

I was thinking of just snipping the excess but then didn't have the
tool to do it. Just went an bought a new cable that is duplex; could've
use a simplex cable since the resolution I needed wasn't above 1280x1024
at 60 hz. (would have been much cheaper also).
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:03:14 AM

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Actually, no. The page specifically says you cannot connect a DVI-I cable to
a DVI-D device.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


"Z28" <z28@coolquiz.com> wrote in message
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> Go here http://www.mycableshop.com/3rd_Level/Video-Flat.htm and see if
you
> can figure it yourself. I think by glancing at the site you can use the
> cable you have.
>
>
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:06:09 AM

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Yes, it'll work. If you have the right tools, go for it. Just be sure to do
it to both ends of the cable.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


"WildIrish" <wildirishtiming@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1106859823.167432.86790@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
> want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
> analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
> no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
> my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
> 4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -B
>
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 11:39:16 AM

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"First of One" <daxinfx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Actually, no. The page specifically says you cannot connect a DVI-I cable
> to
> a DVI-D device.
>
> --
> "War is the continuation of politics by other means.
> It can therefore be said that politics is war without
> bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
>
>
> "Z28" <z28@coolquiz.com> wrote in message
> news:p 5eKd.12012$ud3.11959@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>> Go here http://www.mycableshop.com/3rd_Level/Video-Flat.htm and see if
> you
>> can figure it yourself. I think by glancing at the site you can use the
>> cable you have.
>>
>>
>
>

Well, I said I just took a quick look at the page.
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:02:58 PM

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First of One wrote:
> Actually, no. The page specifically says you cannot connect a DVI-I cable to
> a DVI-D device.

Doh. The DVI-I plug has additional pins that won't fit in a DVI-D
socket, so this guy wants to remove them...
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:04:33 PM

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WildIrish wrote:
> I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
> want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
> analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
> no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
> my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
> 4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.

I've seen it done before and it works just fine, but be carefull not to
make too much damage to the cable. If you have the right tools, go for it.
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 1:16:50 PM

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WildIrish wrote:

> I accidentally ordered a DVI-I cable for a DVI-D monitor... I don't
> want to waste the time sending it back.. can I just break off the
> analog pins down in the connector and make it work? There is
> no other difference in the cables is there? I'm just antsy to make
> my new monitor run. I realize it isn't the BEST solution, but it's only
> 4 little pins and I have the tools to do it right.

You can do that or if you have a pin-vise or variable speed dremel or the
like and an appropriately sized drill bit you could drill the appropriately
sized and placed holes in the DVI-D connector--won't make it DVI-I but the
cable would fit. Really depends on which offends your sensibilities the
least. Personally I'd cut the pins off the cable--it's easier and quicker.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -B

--
--John
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
January 31, 2005 10:14:45 AM

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First of One <daxinfx@yahoo.com> top-posted (but I fixed it for him):

>> "Z28" <z28@coolquiz.com> wrote

>> Go here http://www.mycableshop.com/3rd_Level/Video-Flat.htm

> Actually, no. The page specifically says you cannot connect a DVI-I cable to
> a DVI-D device.

Actually...the page is self-contradictory.

It is obvious that a male DVI-I cable cannot mate with a female DVI-D
connector; there would be four pins with nowhere to go.

The site referenced above recognises this when it says:

'If a connection is DVI-D, and properly designed, you will not be able
to plug in a DVI-I cable...'

However, the same site goes on to say, in the captions for the photos of
the cable ends (male)

'DVI-I Dual Link: DVI-I can possibly connect to DVI-I, DVI-A, DVI-D or
DFP.'

and

'DVI-I Single Link: DVI-I will connect to DVI-I, DVI-A, DVI-D or DFP'


The point, I guess, is that you have to look at all of this stuff
carefully and double-triple check with other sources.

cheers,

Henry
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:36:01 AM

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I'd sooner be modifying a [relatively] cheap cable than the socket on a
monitor.

There may be merit in snipping off the analog pins on both ends of the
cable, in case the video card does some termination check on them.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


"J. Clarke" <jclarke@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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> You can do that or if you have a pin-vise or variable speed dremel or the
> like and an appropriately sized drill bit you could drill the
appropriately
> sized and placed holes in the DVI-D connector--won't make it DVI-I but the
> cable would fit. Really depends on which offends your sensibilities the
> least. Personally I'd cut the pins off the cable--it's easier and
quicker.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -B
>
> --
> --John
> Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
> (was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
February 10, 2013 12:13:00 PM

fix it.. its easy, just use some pliers and rip the extra pins out
!