Monitor Cables: Pinout Information

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Here is the pin-out information for various Apple monitor cables. The Apple part number is molded into the connector housing of all Apple monitor cables. For additional information on signal descriptions see the "Guide To The Macintosh Family Hardware" available from APDA and Addison Wesley.

Cable Part #: 590-0161
Used On: Hi-Res Monochrome Monitor, Hi-Res RGB Monitor
DB-15
Description
DB-15
1
Red Video Gnd
1
2
Red Video
2
3
Comp. sync
3
4
Comp. sync Gnd
4
5
Green Video
5
6
Green Video Gnd
6
7
N/C
7
8
N/C
8
9
Blue Video
9
10
N/C
10
11
N/C
11
12
N/C
12
13
Blue Video Gnd
13
14
N/C
14
15
N/C
15
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell

Cable Part #: 590-4161
Used on: Hi-Res Monochrome Monitor, Hi-Res RGB Monitor,and future monitors
DB-15
Description
DB-15
1
Red Video Gnd
1
2
Red Video
2
3
Comp. sync
3
4
Sense ID 1
4
5
Green Video
5
6
Green Video Gnd
6
7
Sense ID 2
7
8
N/C
8
9
Blue Video
9
10
Sense ID 3
10
11
Comp. sync Gnd
11
12
N/C
12
13
Blue Video Gnd
13
14
N/C
14
15
N/C
15
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell


Cable Part #: 590-0615
Used on: Portrait Display, Two-Page Display
DB-15
Description
DB-25
1
H. sync Gnd
14
2
V. sync Gnd
12
3
Sense ID 3
10
4
Sense ID Gnd
*
5
C. sync
3
6
H. sync
15
7
V. sync Gnd
11
8
Sense ID 2
7
9
Sense ID 1
4
10
C. sync Gnd
N/C
A1(in)
Blue Video
9
A1(out)
Blue Video Gnd
13
A2(in)
Green Video
5
A2(out)
Green Video Gnd
6
A3(in)
Red Video
2
A3(out
Red Video Gn
1
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell


* Note that pins 4, 7, 10 are tied together on the DB-15 side


Cable Part #: 590-0574
Used on: Portrait Display, Two-Page Monochrome Display
DB-25
Description
DB-25
A1(in)
Mono Video
A1(in)
A1(out)
Mono Video Gnd
A1(out)
1
H. sync Gnd
1
2
V. sync Gnd
2
3
Sense ID 3
3
4
Sense ID Gnd
4
5
C. sync
5
6
H. sync
6
7
V. sync Gnd
7
8
Sense ID 2
8
9
Sense ID 1
9
10
C. sync Gnd
10
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell

Cable Part #: 590-0562
Used on: Two Page Display
DB-25
Description
DB-25
A1
Mono Video
A1
A2
75* termination
A2
A3
75¢ termination
A3
1
H. sync Gnd
1
2
V. sync Gnd
2
3
Sense ID 3
3
4
Sense ID Gnd
4
5
C. sync
5
6
H. sync
6
7
V. sync Gnd
7
8
Sense ID 2
8
9
Sense ID 1
9
10
C. sync Gnd
10
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell

Cable Part #: 590-0536
Used On: AppleColor RGB, AppleColor 100 (replaces original cable)
DB-15
Description
DB-15
1
Red Video Gnd
1
2
Red Video
2
3
Comp. sync
3
4
N/C
4
5
Green Video
5
6
Green Video Gnd
6
7
N/C
7
8
N/C
8
9
Blue Video
9
10
XRGB8 (Apple ///)
10
A1(in)
N/C
11
A1(out)
N/C
12
A2(in)
Blue Video Gnd
13
A2(out)
N/C
14
A3(in)
N/C
15
Shell
Shield Gnd
Shell

VGA Adapter 513-0091-A
Used On: ASD 17 and ASD 21 monitor
HD-B15F
Description
DB-15M
1
Red Video
1
2
Green Video
5
3
Blue Video
9
4
ID Bit 1
4
5
H Sync Gnd
14
6
Red Gnd
2
7
Green Gnd
6
8
Blue Gnd
13
9
DDC 5V
8
10
V Sync Gnd
11
12
DDC (SDA)/ID Bit 3
10
13
H Sync
15
14
V Sync
12
15
DDC (SCL)/ID Bit 2
7
Published Date: Feb 18, 2012