*SOLVED* DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

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*SOLVED* DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

Post by Haunted360 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:05 am

Hi. Would it be possible for me to cut my DVI cable, and solder the ends from another cut VGA cable, to be used on my desktop?

|DVI Male|--------->----------|VGA Male|

So it is DVI FROM my graphics card, TO my monitor...

I cant be bothered to do research on the net because im so tired atm from verilog coding...


Has anyone done it, or have any info?


Thanks.
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Re: DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

Post by tom61 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:30 am

You need access to the pins inside the DVI connector to set it to analog mode, IIRC, you can't just lop off the end of the cable, as that pin isn't wired in a DVI cable most times.

You could try asking for one from a local small computer shop, they should have quite a few laying around that they'd sell cheap or possibly even give you.

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Re: DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

Post by Reaper P7 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:40 am

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex%26%23 ... Id=8469267" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have to agree with tom, there are some fairly inexpensive options out there however

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Re: DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

Post by Haunted360 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:39 pm

Yea, I was just curious to see if it was possible.

I bought an adaptor (DVI-I), so that should work.


Thanks anyway!

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Re: DVI to VGA DIY Cable?

Post by jaqiefox » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:49 am

yes, with a DVI-I specific cable, you could do that, but it would be extremely smegging hard because of the sheer number of conductors in those.

DVI-D cables (single and dual link) wired are the most common, with DVI-I cables being rare because most people aren't going to use the analog signal from them. There is no internal circuitry in cables, contrary to what some people here are suggesting which sets a cable into certain modes, there is no such thing for DVI.... its just the analog pins in most DVI cables are not wired to anything, that's the only problem.

The best solution honestly though would be to do what you did and buy a DVI to VGA adapter and use a VGA M-M cable, both are a dime a dozen just about nowadays, new and used.
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