2009 Mac Mini to 30" display without Apple adaptor?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by maghemi, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to get my Mac Mini to drive my Dell 30" screen at it's native res of 2560x1600. But I don't want to fork out the cash for the apple adapter, especially with the talk of issues with them.

    Are there any third party cheaper options out there to got from either the minidvi, or the mini display port?
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Monoprice sells a miniDP to DVI single link, but you need a dual link adapter. I think Apple is the only one making those.
     
  3. maghemi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bugger it, I'm just loathed to spend $150 on something that a lot of people are saying they're having issues with with non apple displays.

    I think I'll just live with the lower res until I get a new Mac Pro.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Is it the newer Dell 30" or the older one? If the newer, don't they have a DisplayPort? Then you could just get a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adater.
     
  5. maghemi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, It is and it does. I didn't even think of that.
    This one should do the trick.

    Thanks for that.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No problem, glad to help :)
     
  7. snipes macrumors newbie

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    I've got that exact cable driving a dell 3008wfp from a 2009 mac mini. Works great at 2560x1600.
     

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