13" rMBP + old ACD?

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  1. danlocke macrumors newbie

    danlocke

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    Hi there,

    Bought my 13" late 2013 rMBP last week here in NY. Will be returning home in a week where I have an old 23" apple cinema display HD, which I am currently using with my desktop with the official apple ADC to DVI adapter (as in attached picture). I believe it's using DVI-D dual-link.

    Will I be able to use this display with my new Mac?

    Thanks,

    Dan

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  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    You'd need a mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. Apple sells one, but you might be able to find a cheaper third-party one, or perhaps search fleBay for a second-hand unit.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those displays do not use DualLink-DVI. They use regular DVI. You'll need a mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter as well as the Apple ADC-DVI adapter. Those displays do not work with 2012 Mac Minis and may not work with your Macbook. They also do not fully function with 10.9 because of missing kexts.
     
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  5. danlocke thread starter macrumors newbie

    danlocke

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    Right so if it did work, it would be with this adapter?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, that would be the required adapter to go between the the Macbook and the ADC-DVI adapter.
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    That won't work. The ADC-DVI adapter has a fixed male plug on it. You cannot use a mini-DisplayPort to DVI cable as it terminates in a male plug. You'd have to purchase a double female coupler for the two to be able to work together.
     

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