Bought the wrong DVI cable can it be modified?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by WildIrish, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. WildIrish

    WildIrish Guest

    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
     
    WildIrish, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. WildIrish

    ftran999 Guest

    I'm wondering if there is some sort of DVI-I to DVI-D adapter that you could
    use?
     
    ftran999, Jan 27, 2005
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  3. WildIrish

    WildIrish Guest

    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
     
    WildIrish, Jan 27, 2005
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  4. WildIrish

    Z28 Guest


    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.
     
    Z28, Jan 27, 2005
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  5. WildIrish

    First of One Guest

    Actually, no. The page specifically says you cannot connect a DVI-I cable to
    a DVI-D device.
     
    First of One, Jan 28, 2005
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  6. WildIrish

    lew Guest

    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).
     
    lew, Jan 28, 2005
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  7. WildIrish

    First of One Guest

    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.
     
    First of One, Jan 28, 2005
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    RJT Guest

    Doh. The DVI-I plug has additional pins that won't fit in a DVI-D
    socket, so this guy wants to remove them...
     
    RJT, Jan 28, 2005
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  9. WildIrish

    RJT Guest

    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.
     
    RJT, Jan 28, 2005
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  10. WildIrish

    Z28 Guest

    Well, I said I just took a quick look at the page.
     
    Z28, Jan 28, 2005
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    J. Clarke Guest

    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.
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 30, 2005
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