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    MacMini Rear Port Adapter PCB?

    Hello Boyz,
    Mmm....we all know that when it comes to the MAcMini, we probably have the nicest little PC for a Carputer setup - it has opne major flaw though, and it is the rear ports - especially the Video Adapter.

    When the DVI-I Adapter is connected, and you still have to connect the VGA cable, poofff....ther goes the small footprint needed to install this little monster.

    I was wondering if anyone considered doing a PCB, with all connectors to plug into the original ports, and then have one/two/three cables coming out the side of the PCB, or the top or bottom, whichever way is best for your application?

    Basically a flat PCB, all connectors mounted perpendicular to the surface, plugging in to the MacMini rear, this would decrease the needed "depth" required, making for a much cleaner installation into those tight situations?

    If you know of something, please post a linky here, and no, I am not referring to the few attempts at docs that's out there, just a simple PCB with cables coming out for USB/Audio/Video etc.

    Your feedback would be appreciated.

    If something like this doesn't exist, if I design one, anyone willing to buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
    When the DVI-I Adapter is connected, and you still have to connect the VGA cable, poofff....ther goes the small footprint needed to install this little monster.
    Why not just get a cable with VGA plug in one end and DVI plug in the other end so you don't need a bulky DVI -> VGA adapter?

    http://clicktronic.net/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=26


    http://www.av-connection.dk/?PGr=340&ML=835&Language=UK

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    @ Blues - still to bulky - a 90-deg adapter would be ideal - you can of course fin them nowadays.....sometimes, even an extra 1-2cm is to much....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
    @ Blues - still to bulky - a 90-deg adapter would be ideal - you can of course fin them nowadays.....sometimes, even an extra 1-2cm is to much....

    Make your own 90-degree adaptor. You just need to know how to solder.

    I've done mine this way


    I've just cut open the plug, removed all the hot glue, carved a hole in the side, re-attached the plug, soldered on new wires and put in new hot glue. Easy.

    // Per.

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    Thanx Zapro,
    Yep, I made something similar a while back, too easy
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