Mini Displayport-DVI problem (HELP!)

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  1. BandofBrothers

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    Hey guys.

    So, I got a cheap MiniDisplayport to DVI adapter off ebay and a DVI-D cable to connect to my 24" full HD Benq monitor (My MBP is a Mid 2009 with 9400M gfx).

    When connected, I get lots of red and green dots all over the image, as well as red horizontal lines jumping all over the place.

    On closer inspection, the mini-dp adapter that I bought has this pin arrangement:

    http://www.equip-u.com/shop/images/products_computers/kanex-iAdapt-DVI.jpg

    I had a look at the official Apple one (on their site), and it has only the single horizontal slot, like this:

    http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/imag...20101287572194minidisplay to DVI - angle.jpeg

    So, are my problems because the adapter is the wrong kind? Like I said, I got an image and it is detected, but the image is all messed up.

    I did some googling and a lot of people were having this problem even with the "official" adapter....

    Thanks for any help:thumbsup:
     
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    Problem solved - was a faulty DVI cable (the cheap mini diaplayport adapter works fine):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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