Connect your mini DisplayPort equipped MacBook®, laptop, or PC to a Dual-Link DVI display using this Mini DisplayPort + USB to Dual-Link DVI Adapter from Monoprice.
This adapter converts DisplayPort video to Dual-Link DVI video at resolutions up to 2560x1600. Additionally, it can convert to Single-Link DVI to resolutions up to 1920x1080. The adapter is fully compatible with the DisplayPort 1.1 specification and draws the necessary power from both the DisplayPort and USB connections. Note that this is not bidirectional and therefore will NOT convert DVI video to mini DisplayPort. Also note that this does not support audio.
- Complies with the DisplayPort version 1.1 standard
- Supports Dual-Link DVI resolutions up to 2560x1600
- Supports Single-Link DVI resolutions up to 1920x1080
- Supports up to 24-bit Deep Color (8-bits per channel)
- Draws power from the Mini DisplayPort and USB connections
- Supports up to 268.5 MHz bandwidth
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The solution – (Again, for dual monitoring Mac mini users only) Use the mini-DVI output for your main display, and the mini display port for the secondary display. That way - disconnecting the second display (mini display port) will not affect the output on the main display (mini-DVI). This will not be an issue if you are using two monitors - and are not disconnecting your mini-DVI adapter.
|Mini DisplayPort 1.1 + USB to Dual-Link DVI Adapter|
|Question: My adapter and/or cables are connected to my Mac but I don’t have any picture, even though the Mac recognizes the adapter?|
|Answer: You may need to adjust the display settings on the Mac before you can see any picture on the tv. |
Try the following:
1.) Go into the System Settings
2.) Go into the Display Settings
3.) On one of the Tabs in the Display Settings Window there will be a button on the lower right hand corner that says “Detect Displays”. Click on it.
4.) On one of the other tabs in the Display Settings Window will be a list of different resolutions, such as 1920x1080. Try them all until you find one that works, it can vary from setup to setup depending on the devices.
5.) On some models of Mac’s you can disable the discrete video card. When discrete video is disable the external display does not work. Re-enabling discrete video fixes the issue. To check if it is enabled go into the system settings and it will be under the energy saver options in the upper left hand side.
~ Should that not work ~
6.) Run the graphics and EFI updates.
Some firmware updates for Intel-based Macs may not be displayed automatically using Software Update. If they do not appear in Software Update, they must be manually downloaded from the Apple Downloads site. If you are unsure whether your computer needs a particular update, simply download and open the update installer. The installer will alert you if the firmware update is already installed or not needed.
|Question: When I connect the mini dvi/mini displayport adapter to my mac my wifi signal drops or completely stops working.|
|Answer: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. Try the following: |
1.) Ensure the adapter is connected and straight, not being bent or angled in any way. Having the Mac on a stand which causes the adapter to hang freely can cause issues as well.
2.) Try swapping the cable connected to the adapter.
3.) Try changing the channel of the wireless signal on your router. It may take several attempts to find one that works for your network. Some that have been reported to work the best are: Channel 1, 5, 6, and 8.
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