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Alright guys, I was a tard and accidentally bought a dual link dvi cable from the egg for cheap when I only needed a regular one. Needless to say, the dual link doesn't fit in my monitor. Is there any way to make it fit/work? If not does anyone want to trade?
    
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Alright guys, I was a tard and accidentally bought a dual link dvi cable from the egg for cheap when I only needed a regular one. Needless to say, the dual link doesn't fit in my monitor. Is there any way to make it fit/work? If not does anyone want to trade?
No, it won't work.

6ft gold-plated DVI (male to male): $5.34 at Monoprice.com
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No, it won't work.

6ft gold-plated DVI (male to male): $5.34 at Monoprice.com

Well I know it doesn't work NOW, but is there some kind of adapter or something? Can I just snip the 4 extra pins?

p.s. the cable you linked me to is back ordered
    
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Originally Posted by slothfish View Post
Well I know it doesn't work NOW, but is there some kind of adapter or something? Can I just snip the 4 extra pins?

p.s. the cable you linked me to is back ordered
I believe that the wide pin between the 4 you intend to snip is wider than DVI-D (unless you mean the 6 pins in the center). It seems that what you have is DVI-I and you need DVI-D, no?

ASAIK, there is no adapter but I could be wrong.
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can i have a pic of your monitor and the plug? i think you can snip parts off.
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can i have a pic of your monitor and the plug? i think you can snip parts off.
It, unfortunately, doesn't work that way. As I said, the flat pin in a DVI-I is wider than the one found on DVI-D.

They make adaptors for DVI-I to VGA but I've not seen them for DVI-D.
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Bummer. I just wasted my money on a useless cable and don't want to pay shipping to send it back. Anybody want to trade or buy it for cheap?
    
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