DVI-I cable - can I make it a DVI-D cable?

  ihatedell 23:51 27 Nov 2003
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I have an NEC 1860nx LCD monitor and very nice it is too. Unfortunately it did not come with a DVI cable so I popped round to Maplin and bought a DVI cable. Unfortunately, the DVI-I cable wouldn't fit into the NEC. Turns out it needs a DVI-D cable. I didn't know there was a difference

Now, Maplin will give me a refund bit I was interested to know if I could turn it into a DVI-D cable. This is the difference.

DVI-I cable has a long pin surrounded by four analogue pins.

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A DVI-d cable just has the one long pin without the 4 analogue pins. The 4 analogue pins are what is preventing the cable going into the NEC.

Now, could I just snip off the 4 analogue pins? And how should I do it?

  DieSse 00:07 28 Nov 2003

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From the look of things you could just remove the pins. How I haven't a clue - but - hint - they usually snap pretty easy if you don't want them too

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