20" cinema display 13" Macbook pro compatibility

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  1. mpnott macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Am trying to connect a macbook pro 13" laptop (latest edition) to a 20" cinema display (from around 2007/2008 - not the very newest model). The display is connected to the computer using a DVI to mini display port adapter and USB cable. The computer will not recognise the display automatically and when I go to the display section in system preferences and click on "detect displays" nothing happens. Have tried rebooting and every possible combination and sequence of plugging in and connecting the two pieces of equipment, but nothing. The computer will not recognise the display and the display remains blank (although the power light pulses white when the USB lead is plugged in). Any suggestions?

    Macbook Pro 13" Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Is that Cinema Display recognised by other computers via DVI?

    The adapter you use (Dual Link I suppose) might be overkill, as the normal adapter is sufficient enough.
    Anyway, does that adapter work with other monitors?

    Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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