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Topic # 224284 10-Nov-2017 14:36
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Can anyone help find the right cable to connect my Surface 3 Pro to my monitor? Surface3 Pro appears to be mini display port. I'd like to connect to the full sized display port on my monitor.

 

I'm looking for something cheap from ebay or similar. I can find converters, mini display port to HDMI, "Thunderbolt Mini Display Port DP to DisplayPort DP 1.2 Cable" (which doesn't seem quite right for a surface) and a myriad of other things but not a mini display port to display port cable. I'm also slightly confused as cables that otherwise look right have "Thunderbolt" in the title.

 

Little help?





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  Reply # 1898945 10-Nov-2017 14:58
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I usually get mini DP to DP cables from Digitus. Have used them on Surface's before with no issues.


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  Reply # 1898961 10-Nov-2017 15:11
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I have a spare on of these https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVOEM8682/Mini-Display-Port-DP-to-Display-Port-DP-Cable-18M you can have if you're anywhere near new market (auckland) during the week.. it'll work with your surface




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  Reply # 1898962 10-Nov-2017 15:13
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dt:

 

I have a spare on of these https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVOEM8682/Mini-Display-Port-DP-to-Display-Port-DP-Cable-18M you can have if you're anywhere near new market (auckland) during the week.. it'll work with your surface

 

 

I'm in Wellington, but I appreciate the offer. I'll order from ebay.





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  Reply # 1898963 10-Nov-2017 15:14
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wratterus:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVOEM8097/Mini-Display-Port-DP-to-Display-Port-DP-Cable-18M

 

 

 

That's what you're after there isn't it? Pretty cheap....

 

 

 

Or that

 

 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Thunderbolt-Mini-Display-Port-DP-to-DisplayPort-DP-1-2-Cable-Male-to-Male-1-8m/401281278161?hash=item5d6e3a60d1:m:mdXiyzQfkd-kbqYLRHyeKJA

 

 

 

 

Perfect, thanks for that. I was confused by the Thunderbolt bit, didn't want to wait 6 weeks and find it was the wrong cable!





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  Reply # 1899114 11-Nov-2017 07:48
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timmmay:

 

I'm looking for something cheap from ebay or similar.

 

 

In my experience I have found the Surface Pro 3 to be very fussy about the quality of displayport cables. If you buy cheap and you get weird and frustrating problems, remember to try out a better cable before throwing the Surface Pro 3 against a wall...

 

 








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  Reply # 1899120 11-Nov-2017 08:04
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Bought a star tech branded mini display port to display port cable to be used between surface dock and monitor and its works fine.




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  Reply # 1899121 11-Nov-2017 08:17
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Ah l just have work buy me an expensive one. It's for when use the surface at home, which is rare, but important for business continuity.




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