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Offline fabiolimasiq

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looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« on: July 14, 2021, 08:18:29 PM »
Please Help

I'm looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter like this:

https://www.cdw.com/product/Dr.-Bott-ADC-to-DVI-Video-Adapter-DVI-adapter/1211264?ContractID=0

Anyone konks where can I find it to buy ? thanks
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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2021, 02:44:29 PM »
Sadly for you, that item is the prime example of "unobtanium".
Those were no longer made as of at least 10 years ago and they were scarce to begin with.
Your next idea would be to make an adapter cable yourself. That's when you discover that you can easily find the female DVI and the cable but the male ADC simply doesn't exist.

There are two solutions:
1) Find and buy a cheap Apple 17" ADC Studio Display or even a Cinema if you can find one cheap. They turn up occasionally and even a defective one is OK… better actually because you can get it for almost nothing. Cut the cable off and solder on a female DVI. The pinouts are below. Be careful you don't get them backwards. You actually need the mirror-image of the "attach ADC monitor to PC DVI".

2) Find a decent compatible video card with 2 DVI's out or whatever it is you need. I can't say which specifically since you didn't specify what you have. You'll either find a compatible one (easy) or have to flash a PC card (harder but doable).

This is one of the little joys of working with "obsolete" stuff.

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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 06:25:42 PM »
GaryN

thanks for your attention with my request !
thanks for valuable information !!

my best regards
Fabiolimasiq
« Last Edit: July 29, 2021, 06:38:45 PM by fabiolimasiq »
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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 11:09:51 PM »
I doubt the OP is still looking, but there are these on ebay at the moment:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265418438701?hash=item3dcc2bf82d:g:h9MAAOSwG4NhnHo-

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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2022, 01:20:09 PM »
$ 45.90 each………OUCH!  But, they're still getting bought up. Get 'em while they exist…

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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2022, 04:35:08 PM »
61 Sold !... wow, that guy really stepped in poop.  He probably bought a storage unit or old warehouse stock, then he found a box full of strange adapters... his partner said, "throw that old shit out buddy, it's useless, pull out those comic books over there"... then he decided, "hey, I'll google with my phone to see what these are"...

The rest is history, selling each at $50... that's $3k so far for something I bet he got real cheap; I'm just jealous... lol

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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2022, 05:31:27 PM »
trying to find another one for VGA since 3 months. it felt more safe to have a replacement part around.
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Re: looking for ADC male to DVI female adapter
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 03:12:41 AM »
61 Sold !

Yeah, I admit to being one of 'em. Even though I've just got a dual DVI 9650 working in my MDD G4 (having removed the R15 and R60 resistors), and have a Mac Radeon 8500 on the way, I still thought I'd nab one of these "just in case".

 


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