Introduction: Homemade DVI-I to DVI-D Converter

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

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......


LuisG297 (author)2017-03-11

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

HarryCornes (author)2017-01-26

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

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!