help with connecting a 17" crt adc display to new powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jae, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. jae macrumors newbie

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    new to the board - excuse any ignorance!

    i just purchased a new powerbook last week and wanted to use dual displays with my 17" adc flat crt monitor (the one that has the graphite translucent back - looks like an emac). i purchased the dvi to adc adapter at my apple store because they told me it would work. after hooking it up, i am still getting no picture on my crt monitor. my powerbook detected the display, and the display itself will shut down my powerbook via the power button on the display.

    i bought this display used for $150, because i thought from a cost standpoint, it was a lot cheaper than shelling out several hundred on an lcd for more desktop space.

    is there something i need to do to get the monitor functioning? ....or is there a compatability problem?

    any help appreciated!!! thanks!!!
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Have you gotten this CRT to work with other machines?
     
  3. jae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no - but it 'worked perfect' as i was told when i purchased it!
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Did you ever see it actually working?

    I'm just trying to eliminate this possibility...
     
  5. jae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am going to try it out on a desktop tomorrow.

    [fingers crossed!]
     
  6. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Did you consider:
    a) Buying a screen that isn't powered by the graphics card,
    b) A new 17" CRT (new 17" Flat tube CRT's that don't require an ADC retail at any computer shop for less than $150US)
    c) Seeing is believing (you should have at least taken your laptop to where you bought the screen and tested it)

    [mod. edit - Flamebait]
     

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