Question about the Mini and an Apple display

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dferigmu, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

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    The 20" Cinema display comes with two USB 2.0 and two FireWire 400 ports. If plugged into a Mini, can you use these ports as if they were ports on the back of the Mini? Do other companies make LCD's with ports on them?
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the ports on the back of the display are simply a hub like you can buy in the store. I am currently typing on a Dell (work comp, I have to) whose 17" flat panal monitor has 4 USB 2 ports on it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Note that you have to use the FireWire port and 1 USB port on the back of the Mini to use the ports on the display. The USB/Firewire signals do not travel on the DVI cable.
     
  4. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that sucks. So essentially it almost cancels out.
     

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