Anyway I can make this display to work on Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tangerine, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Tangerine macrumors regular

    Tangerine

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    I bought this CRT Apple 17 Studio Display on eBay because I thought it look neat. But when I got it, the connection look very strange and doesn't fit. I check out CompUSA but I don't see any converter. Is there any converter out there that make this display work?

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  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    can you take a pic of the plug? It's hard to tell if we don't know how it connects.
     
  3. Tangerine thread starter macrumors regular

    Tangerine

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    Yeah it look like this...

    Its look like DVI Port but with more pins.

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  4. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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  5. Tangerine thread starter macrumors regular

    Tangerine

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    Would this really work? It's quite expensive. But ah well, look like it's out of stock though.
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    that display has the ADC plug (Apple Display Connector) that carries power, USB & video signals all through 1 cable.

    Apple sold a DVI-ADC adapter for a while, and IIRC, so did a few other companies. But finding one now may take some serious searching :p

    Apple's part number is: M8661LL/A, taken from this page:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=33001

    HTH!
     
  7. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up one of Apple's converters on my local Craigslist for about $60. It's used to hook a older cinema display to my boyfriend's Powerbook G4. Works like a charm.
     
  8. ssolie macrumors newbie

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    A connection!

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    Google DVIator. DVIator is a special connection so you can use old ADC connection monitors witg a Mac Pro or PowerMac G5
     
  9. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    Apple still sells them. see HERE and at $99 plus tax, this should be the most you spend. usually on ebay and craigslist for less.

    just guessing your location as US since you listed compusa... best of luck.
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    hahaha this thread is almost a year old. he probably already found a solution or just got rid of it.
     

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