Turn off Cinema display

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mknabster, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to get an ADC cinema display to go with my file server which is a G5, and since i'm getting it for a really good price, $10, i'm pretty happy because i have always wanted one. Anyways, i was wondering if there is a way to run off the display without turning off or putting the computer to sleep. My friend has one with his, and the power button, or touch button, on the display puts it to sleep. Since mine is a server, i don't want that to happen, i just want to be able to turn the display on and off as needed while leaving the machine on. Is this possible? Thanks
     
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    Sure, use the energy saver pref pane to tell it to go to sleep within a minute.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh ok, so there's no way to physically turn off the monitor then? That's not too big a deal to me, i can do it via energy saver. Thanks
     
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    Not without unplugging it. I wouldn't recommend that. ADC screens don't like to be hotplugged.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    The ACD will connect via a USB to make the screen itself interact with your G5. For example, when this cable is also plugged in, the screen will respond to the higher brightness buttons on the keyboard.

    I think, that when you leave this cable out, you have to manually decrease/increase brightness with the touch sensitive buttons on the side. But also, you can just turn of the screen without interfering with the computer.

    At least that's how I see some relative doing it. (2010 Mac Mini + 23" ACD)
     
  6. Guest

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    Sure - there's a power button on the side, this will just switch off the display but not the G5 just like a regular screen/monitor.
     
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    ADC is not ACD

    This is about the clear acrylic Apple Desktop Connection displays that one have connection to the machine. Not the aluminum screens.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Oh dear. Got that messed up. Ignore my stupidity.
     

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