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    Small factor DVI/VGA cable?

    Is there such thing as a small head dvi to vga or just dvi cable? I have a problem as my aopen mini pc is stuffed into a glovebox, but because it has dvi out and my screen is vga i have to use an adapter and because of that is sticks out quite a bit out the back of the glovebox. Because of that I cannot put the glovebox back properly (there are cracks because it does not sit properly).


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    Ok, I think I found a solution, may try this
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwiza...7594054134962/

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    you could do that.....

    i would suggest a short DVI extension so you can put it in a place where an DVI to VGA adapter will fit and then run a VGA extension to your screen. Taht should work. You can hack your own cable if you want and i bet it would be fun.... but i would probably get a pre made adapter... try ebay cuz believe it or not... its a good place to research and see if things exist
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    oh if you have an adapter already then just get an extension....

    there should be a small form factor connection out there... or maybe a 90 degree angle adapter might help
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    Thanks for reply. I'll look into it now

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    Couldn't find any suitable solution in store and don't really want to wait for an internet order so decided to go the true DIY route.

    I have another question, do you guys know if Epoxy is conductive? I want to solder the wires to the pins and then cover it with epoxy to seal the deal or should I use something else?

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    Hi

    Look lower down this page on slipperyskip's site... he's using a slimline VGA cable, looks good, don't know about pricing... Why don't thay all make them like this?

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    problem with that is minipc is dvi out, so even if vga cable is small, i still have to use an adapter. DVI is the most important part because that's the part that's directly plugged in. The hack solution seems doable, VERY compact and is super cheap since i already have the adapter that i'm hacking. Just need to find the way to seal it properly so that it's insulated and protected from breakage.

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    Umm as far as i know epoxy is not conductive....but what i suggest is you get what is called liquid electrical tape. Its like liquid plastic. Its a liquid that hardens to a soft nonconductive covering for the contacts. Then epoxy over that. That way no mater waht you are safe.

    You may want to consider an internet buy becase you probably will not find it in any store....

    I searched a bit myself...theres bound to be one out there...but i got distracted by a video splitter.....lol

    Hey i say doit yourself have a **** load of fun and if it doesnt work well then find something
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    Thanks. What I'll try to do is let some epoxy harden and see if it conducts anything. Will post results if I have time.

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