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ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:17:19 AM »
Using a ADC to DVI cable with a DVI to HDMI cables gives no Image

I searched info on google and came to http://www.applefritter.com/node/22078
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Just in case anyone needs this same information, I found the answer to my problem. After researching the pinouts of ADC, DVI, and HDMI connectors, I found there were two pins available in the DVI and HDMI connectors, which were not available in the ADC connector. They are on pins 14 and 16 in the DVI connector and pins 18 and 19 on the HDMI connector. They are +5v and "Hot Plug Detect". Since these are not available on the ADC connector what I did to fix it was strip back the DVI to HDMI cable on the DVI end, and then take apart the DVI end of the ADC to DVI adaptor. I then ran a jumper wires from pins 14 and 16 of the DVI adaptor to pins 14 and 16 of the DVI end of the DVI to HDMI cable. I plugged the cables in and booted up and both monitors were detected and auto set to the proper resolution. I have a great picture on both now. Anyway, I just thought I would pass the info on.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 11:03:29 AM »
This is a very interesting info. I always wished to make a ADC (video card) to HDMI ( display ) cable. One on of hard points is to find the ADC male connector.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 11:39:45 AM »
I got the ADC to DVI cable + the DVI to HDMI cable and that combo to my Samsung 32" TV do not work.

But I do not understand the instructions...  :P

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 01:59:51 PM »
I have found the female ADC at:

http://www.surplussales.com/Connectors/Video-Data.html


35 pin Apple ADC "MicroCross" (34 Pin DVI-I D-Sub)

... now we have to find the male version and we can make a cable to connect an ADC video card to a HDMI  display.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 07:09:37 AM »
DVI to HDMI works, but ADC to DVI + DVI to HDMI dont.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 08:10:00 AM »
is there no custom shop online where u can order a specialized cable?
or buy it from a person who creates custom cables for a living for example?

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 10:58:42 AM »
DVI to HDMI works, but ADC to DVI + DVI to HDMI dont.

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 10:33:23 PM »
Protools5LEGuy.... Running OS9, I have these ADC to DVI Belkin converters on two FW400 MDDs using Amazon DVI to HDMI cables going from an ATI Radeon 9000 to a Gefen 4X HDMI switcher and on to an LG 32" HDTV. The converters are not available now from B&H Photo where I got them, but they are at Amazon and elsewhere.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/219101-REG/Belkin_F2E9142_WHT_Apple_Monitor_Adapter.html

https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F2E9142-WHT-Apple-Monitor-Adapter/dp/B000067RLH

I previously had read that exact post about the hot plug issue, but I suspect that might be only to provide sensing for a switcher, for example.  I know my switcher will go to sleep if only those MDDs are running using the ADC to DVI converter. I have to connect either an HDMI tablet or a Mac (OS9 or OSX) which is not using the ADC port to keep the switcher from sleeping. But if I run only a Mac with the DVI to HDMI cable from my ATI Radeon's DVI, the switcher stays on. I say this to point out that those pins are not the likely cause of your getting no image whatsoever.

Using this converter or not, with or without the switcher, the Image quality is the same.

(NOTE: The only reason I use the ADC port for my main monitor is because when using the DVI port with said cable the MDD intermittently defaults to a lower resolution in the switch process and causes my popup windows to unpop everytime, thus an annoying hassle.)

Maybe this will give some hope for you, and if this all sounds convoluted, please ask me to clarify.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 04:36:08 PM »
DVI to HDMI works, but ADC to DVI + DVI to HDMI dont.

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I just started looking into this topic myself as I need to upgrade my monitors. Having been in the home theater business for many years I have run into similar problems many times. The black screen was almost always the result of one or both devices looking for a protection key, also known as HDMI handshake. If no digital permission key is received the monitor goes black as it interprets the absence of a key coming from a perceived HDMI source as a violation. You can usually plug a DVI cable into the same monitor and still get an image, as most monitors do not look for a digital key coming from a DVI source, I suspect the same is 100 percent true of ADC video sources. There were a number of devices on the market at we used, to use to get around this problem.

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2017, 12:32:03 AM »


Hey this card Works! 

It didn't at first, but that turned out to be a driver issue. Even though I have 9.2.2 installed it was still running the 2.4 Nvidia drivers. I updated it to 3.5.2 and it fired right up using the DVI connection.

HOWEVER! Here is where it gets weird.

I connected my second DVI monitor to the ADC port using the Formac ADC to DVI adapter and for no apparent reason the G4 wont even turn on, no lights nothing. I had to disconnect the ADC adapter and leave the G4 unplugged for 5 minutes and then reconnect power (without the ADC connection) to get it to turn on.

What the heck is that all about?
So it looks like a common problem where the G4 will not power on when using the ADC connection unless you are using an ADC monitor, I can plug the ADC to DVI adapter into the mac while it is running and it turns off. Seems to be looking for a voltage.

I am reading through the following blog covering the topic, hopefully there is an answer in thee somewhere. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2005040811124189
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
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I have a client that has a Mirrored Doors G4. When you pressed the power button, the button would light up, but the computer would not turn on.

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A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: Hanji on Apr 11, '05 01:05:18PM
I had a mac with the same problem once, tried resetting the PMU, swapping the battery, and all that, to no avail. I was just about to send it in, until I tried a reboot without any peripherals, and lo and behold, it turned out to be this thing, which I'd just plugged my iPod into (with the dock cable plugged into the back of it), which was somehow keeping the computer from powering up. Short or something, I'd guess, but it was completely reproducible, as I found out the hard way.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: gerbercomplex on Apr 11, '05 01:24:25PM

Most of the Time its is alway the PMU RESET Button. it always works (except for the one bondie, but that was the power supply) its very tiny and does the same thing as removing the clck battery, ust its not a likely to kill the battery.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: tetsuotheironman on Apr 11, '05 01:20:15PM

this was a problem with your 'PMU'..
occurs freqently when there is a power disruption in your area..

there is also a small button on the logic board that would do the same thing.

A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: randydarden on Apr 11, '05 09:20:52PM
"there is also a small button on the logic board that would do the same thing"

On my machine, at least, this is called the "CUDA switch." Search Apple help for more information. Reportedly, pushing it more than one in a power cycle will render your computer useless!

I have a G4 Quicksilver 2002 that almost never powers up from a cold start -- I always have to open it up and hit the CUDA switch. From what I've read, it's a problem with the logic board or the power switch board, and would have been replaced under warranty had the problem shown up soon enough.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Apr 14, '05 06:43:52AM

Try a new clock/PRAM battery--you can get them at Radio Shack.

If that doesn't fix it, it may be a problem with the front panel circuit board.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: sophistry on Apr 11, '05 01:41:54PM

Yes, I had this same thing happen on my mirrored door G4. And I found the same solution. All I did was put a new battery in. Thanks for posting this.

I think there was something on the Apple website about it recently - something to do with the battery draining because of some power surge or improper shutdown...

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A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: Mac112 on Apr 11, '05 02:13:06PM

I have rescued dozens of G4's with this symptom by simply unplugging the power cord, removing the battery, counting to 10, reinserting the battery and power cord - and booting.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: lirapd on Apr 11, '05 04:51:59PM

It's a good idea to always check the voltage on the battery because of the discharge curve on Lithium ion batteries. The drop off is rather steep as compared to a alkaline type which drops off gradually. Since the motherboard doesn't draw that much power, simply warming it up will often do the trick (ie. like your remote control for the TV).
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: vogunaescht on Apr 12, '05 04:07:52PM

I hope you don't mean warming up the battery. You don't want to warm up a lithium ion battery. Just google what could happen if you do that.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Apr 14, '05 06:51:45AM

Actually, you want to measure the battery's voltage and its current--lithium batteries (at least the 3.6 volt, 1/2 AA batteries used to power Mac clock/RAM chips) will maintain their rated voltage even after they've practically drained away, but their current level will tell the true story; they won't measure substantially less than their rated voltage until some time after they're no longer useful. What's happened is the battery's chemicals have changed state, to the point where the battery is basically a big resistor and so they can't deliver enough current, though the voltage deceptively still looks OK. Unfortunately, many cheap digital meters don't have a current measuring scale.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: applemandesign on Apr 11, '05 05:27:06PM

i do the same thing, w/o removing the battery. i unplug the pwr cord and click the start button to discharge the pwr supply.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: mundie1010 on Apr 11, '05 06:52:40PM

Now you tell me! I took my dead MDD to the Genius Bar and the genius told me the odds were 99% that it was the logic board! I junked the machine! My symptoms were exactly what you described! Aaargh!
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: Detrius on Apr 11, '05 07:37:37PM

The geniuses really aren't.

This was a simple PMU issue. There's no reason to waste your time with pulling the battery out. Just push the button on the logic board.

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A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: zzzzz on Apr 14, '05 11:49:31PM

Resetting the CUDA, PMU or SMU for power related issues is such a basic step that I find it hard to believe that ACHDS, ACDT and ACPT certified techs (which is what Geniuses are) would not have tried that.

There probably was a logic board issue after all.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: mundie1010 on Apr 24, '05 01:22:52PM

I found it hard to believe myself, but it's what happened. I subsequently managed to retrieve the machine and reset the PMU - now it works fine. There was nothing wrong with the logic board.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: timhaigh on Apr 11, '05 08:12:33PM

Resetting the Power Manager for a none starting Mac is a standard procedure and is fully documented on apple knowledgebase. I not sure why it appears as a hint on this in 2005. When Mac users have been using the technique for years.

What is important to know is that you must neve reset the PMU button twice in a row. You must leave at least 10 to 15 seconds if you think you need to press it again. If you do press the button twice you can crash the PMU which would cause the batttery which normally last for years to expire in 3 days.

A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: mike666 on Apr 11, '05 11:05:48PM

As well as keep your machine from ever booting again without replacing the logic board...

robg, PLEASE, post the instructions for a proper PMU reset procedure for desktop machines in the displayed text of any hints that get close to this subject. They are:
1. Unlpug the power cord.
2. Using a non-metalic tool (your finger, if it'll reach) push the PMU reset button (location varies by machine) ONCE and for no more than one second.
3. Wait 15-60 seconds.
4. Plug the power cord back in and hit the power button.

Note that a bad logic board, processor or stick of RAM can cause the same symptoms described by the original poster so a PMU reset is no guarantee.

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A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: timhaigh on Apr 12, '05 07:16:01AM

I don't know where the myth came from that suggests if you crash your PMU you need to replace your logic board but it's not true.

The most you can do crashing PMU is to expire the battery.

For those that want the official procedure for resetting the PMU here it is.

Resetting the PMU on the Logic Board
The PMU (Power Management Unit) is a microcontroller chip that controls all power
functions for this computer. The PMU is a computer within a computer. Its function is to:
β€’ tell the computer to turn on, turn off, sleep, wake, idle, etc.
β€’ manage system resets from various commands.
β€’ maintain parameter RAM (PRAM).
β€’ manage the real-time clock.
Important:
Be very careful when handling the logic board. The PMU is very sensitive and
touching the circuitry on the logic board can cause the PMU to crash. If the PMU crashes
and is not reset, the battery life goes from about five years to about two days.
Note:
For the location of the PMU reset button, see "Logic Board Diagram" in the Views
chapter.
Many system problems can be resolved by resetting the PMU chip. When you have a
computer that fails to power up, follow this procedure before replacing any modules:
1. Disconnect the power cord and check the battery in the battery holder. The battery
should read 3.3 to 3.7 volts. If the battery is bad, replace it, wait ten seconds, and then
proceed to step 2. If the battery is good, go directly to step 2.
2. Press the PMU reset button once and then proceed to step 3. Do not press the PMU
reset button a second time because it could crash the PMU chip.
3. Wait ten seconds before connecting the power cord and powering on the computer. If
the computer does not power on, there is something else wrong with it; refer to the
"System" section of "Symptom Charts" in this chapter.
Note:
The above procedure resets the computer's PRAM. After resetting the PMU, be
sure to reset the time, date, and other system parameter settings.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: mike666 on Apr 13, '05 12:47:06PM

I have had a number of clients with un-revivable logic boards who've told me that before bringing their machines in for service, someone they knew told them to either hit the PMU reset button several times in a row or even to hold it down for thirty seconds or more. Granted, this is just a correlation and not a proven cause and effect - more likely these folks may have just had an ESD incident while they were dinking around inside their machines or the MLBs had already failed in some other way - but why take chances? If a little fear causes people to be conservative and extra careful when messing around with a part that's US$300-500 to replace, that's less harmful misinformation than the many and varied PMU reset procedures that get propagated here and other places on the web. BTW, thanks for posting the official procedure.

(Note: Apple appears to be dispensing with the PMU - the newest G5s have a SMU (System Management Unit) which handles most of the same tasks but does not have a reset button. It's reset by simply unplugging the power cord for 15 seconds. I would hazard a guess that Apple may be tired of all the warranty logic board replacements that they've done because the user did an improper PMU reset...)
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: Riker29 on Apr 12, '05 10:53:08AM

PMU reset and/or battery removal can fix many problems.

Here is another hint:

On some Macs (like the G5 iMacs) actual REMOVAL of the battery can be difficult. A workaround is to get a small piece of paper (something which is a bit stiffer than normal paper works best like a matchbook, index card, etc.) and just slip this under the top battery contact. This effectively disconnects the battery.

Wait a good 10-15 minutes, then remove the paper, and start up.
A possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: foilpan on Apr 12, '05 04:19:58PM

this is a known issue with the G4 MDD models. if you browse through apple's discussion forums, you'll find plenty of evidence of this.

i support a newspaper's Macs and have had this problem with many of the MDD units. we purchased about 50 or 60 of them in 2002, and probably half of them have had this PMU problem at one time or another.

this is the one model where i've experienced this problem most often. most other newer or older Macs might need an occasional PMU reset, but not the MDD models.
A(other) possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: aMacUzur on Apr 12, '05 07:29:38PM

This is a copy of an email I sent in response to a mailing-list posting about a system that sometimes spontaneously re-boots after being shut down and sometimes won't boot when the power button is pressed (it was a MDD PowerMac). My (edited) response to the poster was:
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Your problems might be related to the following:

It turns out that some of the ATI Radeon graphics cards (e.g., the 9000 in our ol' DualGig MDD) can cause/exhibit these problems when using the DVI-to-VGA adapter with certain kinds of VGA cables. VGA cables have some pins that are either present/wired or not because they are used to indicate the "kind"/size of montior (VGA, XVGA, etc. ... i.e., the pixel dimensions).

I've found that using some VGA cables (i.e., wired to indicate some monitor sizes), but not others, will cause the following behavior (sorry, I've not figured which is which):

- when the VGA cable is connected and you attempt to shut the system down, the system will shutdown then immediately reboot (i.e., seemingly can't be shut down)

- when the system is powered down (e.g., by removing the A/C power cord) and then the power button is pressed (while the VGA cable is connected via the DVI-to-VGA adapter) the system will not not start up until the VGA cable is temporarily removed

One can imagine why this scenario occurs when you consider that the ATI card must (somehow) be connected to the power-on logic/signals because it also has an ADC connector (that supports powering on/off the system via an Apple monitor).

Anyway, I hope this helps someone ... sometime.

(Great resource, this Mac OS X Hints ... nice job!)
A(other) possible fix for a Mac that won't power up
Authored by: Bobr on May 01, '05 04:17:47PM

I bought a used G4 Quicksilver at auction. It looks in great shape, no damage, cracks or signs of misuse. Anyway I have no luck in getting it to power up. The Front panel light will not stay lit, but the fan is running and the little red light on the mother board is lit. The DVD/CD drive clicks quietly twice on start up but other than that there is no activity. I replaced the battery and used the info you guys posted about the power button located on the board also, but still no luck. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
works only one time for me
Authored by: marcoppc on Apr 13, '05 06:19:51AM

I have to to the same thing to power up my cube, the only problem is that it only works once. After turning the power off I have to redo the hole procedure to start it up again. (and everytime I have to remove the graphicscard to get to the reset button)

Any ideas what else I could do? (buying a new battery didn't work either)
works only one time for me
Authored by: timhaigh on Apr 13, '05 09:50:24AM

The following check list is from the cube engineers manual. As you can see everything points towords replacing your logic board if yoru rule out issues with the power supply, dc-dc Board etc.

If have resetting your PMU your still getting issues and you've followed the procedure here, then I would use the hard ware test cd that came with your cube which will test your logic board. You would also get much more advice about your issue over at the disussion forum at http://cubeowner.com.


No apparent power (no sound and power LED is not lit)
1. Verify the power outlet is good.
2. Replace the power cord.
3. Reset the logic board. Refer to "Resetting the PMU on the Logic Board" in this
chapter.
4. Check for trickle voltage on the power adapter connector. Refer to "Power Adapter
Verification" in this chapter. If verification fails, replace the power adapter.
5. Disconnect external devices, including the monitor, and start up the computer.
6. Remove internal cards and start up the computer.
7. Disconnect internal hard drives from the logic board and start up the computer.
8. Reseat the DC-to-DC board in its connector.
9. Check the modem connector. If the connector has any bent pins, replace the logic
board.
10. Replace the logic board.



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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2017, 02:07:05 AM »
I tried taking the battery out and also hitting the PMU button, no luck. I am positive that when any ADC connector is attached to a Geforce 4 MX card when installed if the certain mac G4's, the mac is told to stop and wait for a return signal from the ADC monitor. In absence of that signal it just sits there like an old lump of coal. I tested this with a couple of older ADC Geforce cards I have and the problem did not manifest itself. Since I can make the problem happen on demand by simply plugging in an ADC to DVI adapter by its self with no DVI cable attached, that tells me that the adapter shorts across a couple of pins telling the video card to look for a voltage on another pin. I am going to attack the adapter with my ohm meter to see if indeed there are a couple of shorted pins, or if a pin shorts to ground that should not otherwise being doing so.

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 02:45:22 AM »
I imagine you guys already know this, but now I do also. 

Could the solution be as simple as this for the ADC problem  http://themacelite.wikidot.com/pins-3-and-11

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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2017, 06:36:59 AM »
I imagine you guys already know this


Not me either! ;D

Nice tutorial on the pin 3/11 thing!

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2017, 07:11:53 PM »
It says in the diagram that pins 3 and 11 relate to the power state. Their reasoning is that some of the later AGP cards will cause the no post condition if you dont interrupt those two pins, so I am thinking the same reasoning applies in my case. Even though my G4 will post if there is no ADC connection, it stands to reason that it uses the same bus to communicate a 24V / no 24V state when an ADC connection is made, even if it is just an adapter. So I am going to try this scotch trick and report back in a few days.  At the moment I am using the DVI output from the Geforce4 MX32 card  for one of my monitors and the DVI output from the ATI 7000 PCI card for my second monitor.

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2017, 10:20:14 PM »
Yes the tape trick seems like the easiest one to try out.

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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
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Pin                 Signal name              Pin              Signal name

1                   25 V Supply              16           TMDS Data1/3 Shield

2                   25 V Supply              17           TMDS Data3–

3                       LED                     18           TMDS Data3+

4                  TMDS Data0–             19            DDC CLock

5                  TMDS Data0+             20            Clock Return

6             TMDS Data0/5 Shield        21            USB Data+

7                  TMDS Data5–             22            USB Data–

8                  TMDS Data5+             23            USB Return

9                    DDC Data                 24           TMDS Data2–

10                    Vsync                    25           TMDS Data2+

11                 25 V Return               26       TMDS Data2/4 Shield

12                 25 V Return               27           TMDS Data4–

13                 Soft Power                28           TMDS Data4+

14                TMDS Data1–              29                  Clock+

15                TMDS Data1+              30                  Clock–


ADC Pinout 10 x 3



VS DVI 8x 3



I am thinking about modding DVI to DVI cables to make a ADC to DVI (rebuilding every pin of it) because on the ADC  the 1/2, 11/12 and 21/22 pins are optionals.  1/2 are +25, 11/12 are "return" of the 25 volts and 21/22 is the "extra" usb for ADC monitors.

Maybe those Apple engineers were thinking on when ADC monitors and cables would be scarce, after all. I were thinking before browsing the schemes that we would need to use 2 DVI cables to make the ADC pinout, but are not esential.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 11:59:59 PM »

I am thinking about modding DVI to DVI cables to make a ADC to DVI (rebuilding every pin of it) because on the ADC  the 1/2, 11/12 and 21/22 pins are optionals.  1/2 are +25, 11/12 are "return" of the 25 volts and 21/22 is the "extra" usb for ADC monitors.

Maybe those Apple engineers were thinking on when ADC monitors and cables would be scarce, after all. I were thinking before browsing the schemes that we would need to use 2 DVI cables to make the ADC pinout, but are not esential.

An ADC to (DVI + USB) adapter-cable is reasonable.

I wonder if ADC carries also the analog signal for those gigantic CRT ADC monitors. In that case, a ADC to VGA + USB is plausible too.

The simplest project is to build an ADC to USB cable!  ;D

By the way, that onboard USB on the ADC monitors is added? I mean, you have the 2 ports from the motherboard + the ones in the back of the monitor? Is that the simplest  ;D way to add a 3rd USB to powermacs?
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2017, 08:21:05 AM »
DVI to HDMI works, but ADC to DVI + DVI to HDMI dont.

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are you sure ?

:)  :)  :)

Sorry I'm not folowing this thread, but I just want to notice that I'm using an ADC -> DVI and a DVI  -> HDMI adaptor in serial, so I have a HDMI monitor connected to a ADC video card without any hack or mod, without issues since half a year.
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Re: ADC to DVI to HDMI mods
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2017, 11:19:56 AM »
I got the ADC to DVI cable + the DVI to HDMI cable and that combo to my Samsung 32" TV do not work.


My ADC cable is like coachla but with the DVI black. It also can rotate 90 degrees.

While the same DVI to HDMI cable works thru the DVI port on my Samsung 32" TV. But the ADC to DVI works perfectly on my 1280x1024 19" TFT hanns-g brand monitor.

I mean, I could get dual display using an Gforce4 MX 32 but only if the  32" "HDMI to DVI" were conected to the DVI port and the ADC to DVI with the Hanns-G 19" driving thru DVI-D
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