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    Default New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    I work in a University and we've just bought 10 of these new mac minis for development work for Iphone games etc.

    They come supplied with a HDMI to DVI adapter similar to this (I know that the pic is Mini DVI to DVI but I can't find a pic of the actual cable):



    But we need to go out to VGA KVM's so we have loads of these little DVI to VGA adapters lying around:



    However they won't plug together because there are 2 pins above and 2 below the blade in the DVI female adapter but there are no holes for them as in the first pic.

    I rang Apple and they said I gotta buy a different adapter at £20 each!!

    Add to that the fact that they have removed the hole for attaching a security cable, so now we have to spend £600 on 10 housings that we have to fix to the desks!!

    So, we've spent £8000 on Mac minis, but need to spend another £800 before we can put them in the class.

    Absolutely ludicrous.

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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    Send the Mac's back. The Cunts !

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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    There are many versions of DVI - I think with the pins is DVI-I and without is DVI-D (Or it might be the other way around). They are very different standards.
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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    This is the whole apple elitist attitude that made me move to Android. It has also put me off picking up a Mac.

    They are as bad, if not worse than microsoft.

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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    many types

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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    check out ukhdmi they should have the bits your after, quality is spot on also

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    Default Re: New Mac Mini Adapters :(

    HDMI has no VGA signal so an adapter like that will never work even if you could connect it.

    You need a mini displayport to VGA adapter. Should not cost much from ebay.

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