Introduction: Homemade DVI-I to DVI-D Converter

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Make DVI-D connector easily from DVI-I connector

Recently we bought a led tv. I wanted to use it as my pc monitor.  The tv has a HDMI port but my pc don't have any HDMI output. But my pc has a DVI connector.  So I thought to do something with that. From the local market I bought a DVI to HDMI converter. 

The most interesting thing is that after buying I came to know that there are three types of DVI connector.  My pc have DVI-D female connector  & my converter have DVI-I male connector.

Step 1: Procedures

Picture of Procedures

Then I studied about DVI connectors...
I found that pin configuration of all conectors are same but the difference between the types is number of the pins.

In this case I found that DVI-D have no analog pin where DVI-I have 4 analog pin. And the copper plate between them is wider than the DVI-D connector.

So as I said pin configuration is same. I decided to cut off the analogue pins from my converter. .....

Step 2: Results

It worked for me......

Comments

HarryCornes (author)2017-01-26

So all you did was cut off the 4 extra bits and it worked in a dvi-d port?

Iqbal Samin (author)HarryCornes2017-10-25

This will work for DVI to HDMI converters because you are not cutting the digital pins and HDMI is digital.


But this will not work for DVI to VGA converters because you are cutting the analog pins and VGA is analog.

LuisG297 (author)2017-03-11

Hello, I did this but it did not work ... should I do something else?

Iqbal Samin (author)LuisG2972017-10-25

This will work for DVI to HDMI converters because you are not cutting the digital pins and HDMI is digital.

But this will not work for DVI to VGA converters because you are cutting the analog pins and VGA is analog.

jstone33065 (author)2016-08-06

any ideas on making a dvi to hdmi converter?

tanderson28 (author)jstone330652016-11-15

That type of converter would not be easy to make, since it requires connecting 19 small wires. An HDMI-DVI adapter costs $10-15 so it may be better to purchase one.

tanderson28 (author)2016-11-15

Please clean the parts before posting -- there's so much dust! But thanks for posting this handy tutorial. I got a 3 meter DVI-I cable for $3 but my monitors only accept DVI-D. With this tutorial, I saved about $12!

Note that the horizontal pin on the DVI-I is longer than a DVI-D, so possibly requires a bit more than simply manually removing the four analog pins. But sometimes the other side can accept the longer horizontal pin, like I found for my monitor.

seamster (author)2014-08-15

Nice project, thanks for sharing!

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