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Nov 15, 2008, 03:49 PM
Does anybody have a 12 inch ibook connected to an apple cinema display? if so how did you do it and which one do you have. im in the market for a display and im open for ideas.

Nov 15, 2008, 08:50 PM
what ibook is it, and what kind of display port does it have on it

Nov 15, 2008, 09:23 PM
its a mid 2005, 12 inch ibook with 1.33 Ghz g4 processor with a mini vga port

Nov 16, 2008, 12:15 AM
i don't know where you would be able to find a min-vga to dvi adapter (or adc if it's an older cinema display) apple.com doesn't seem to carry them anymore.

Nov 16, 2008, 01:57 AM
You can get Mini-VGA to VGA adaptors.

The problem is, the aluminum ACDs will not work with VGA as they are DVI-D, not DVI-I (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1158692), meaning that they only accept digital signals.

If you're talking about the older displays with ADC connectors, it is possible but requires a very expenseive adapter that is probably no longer made. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=350261)

Nov 16, 2008, 04:34 PM
Yeah, you can't do it. Easily; I don't even know where to get those old and expensive VGA to DVI adapters anymore.

Get a Dell display with VGA. Or get a Powerbook with minimum 64mb of VRAM DVI so you can drive an apple cinema display.

Nov 16, 2008, 07:48 PM
that would be the best way to do it. you will be able to get a much better monitor for the same price as the cinema display. but you probably already own the cinema display

Nov 17, 2008, 10:24 AM
Dude im getting a dell......

but seriously i figured the ACD wouldnt work, i was just wondering if anyone had done it before, the dells are more in my price range and they have a good selection of size. so thanks for for the feedback