27" apple led cinema display and new macbook pro

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  1. Ygymac macrumors newbie

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    Pleaae I am still running my good old 27" apple led cinema display.

    Its great and all and I have no intention of replacing it.

    The problem is that my 2014 rMBP got stolen recently,

    Right now i am considering buying the new touchbar MBP, but am afriad of the lack of the ports....
    Is there a simple way to connect the apple monitor to the new mbp or is it done for ?
    Otherwise I might go for the 2015 model...
     
  2. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    It's Thunderbolt 1, right? I may be wrong, but the Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter may work.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    It's Mini DisplayPort.

    I quoted your question in the other thread as well. You need a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort adaptor.
    The Apple TB3<->TB2 adaptor won't work.
     
  4. tayy macrumors member

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    Im also still using the Cinema Display 27 ( mini displayport )

    I will dock my 2016 Mbp with the Belkin thunderbolt 3 dock ( when it releases ) It has a Display port so you just need a simple Displayport > mini displayport adapter.
     
  5. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

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    It's a CRAP solution. I also have the apple cinema display and it Plugs right into my 2013 retina MBP with one cable that, charges the MBP, supports the built in USB monitor ports, and has display port.

    NONE of that works on the new MBP easily. Now I need a new expensive hub, expensive cable and have a plate of spaghetti wires all over the place and I have to use a separate cable for charging? The APPLE monitor still costs more than the majority of others out there and this is what we have to deal with. F-That.
     
  6. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone been able to test whether the new 2016 MBP will work with the 27" Cinema Display?
     
  7. sparkie7 macrumors 68010

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    Does one exist?

    The Apple TB3<->TB2 adaptor won't work.[/QUOTE]

    Why not. Link?
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Why not. Link?[/QUOTE]


    Because thunderbolt will only work to a Thunderbolt Display not a Cinema Display that only has display port inputs.
     
  9. sparkie7 macrumors 68010

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    Because thunderbolt will only work to a Thunderbolt Display not a Cinema Display that only has display port inputs.[/QUOTE]

    So you mean to tell me that anyone buying a new 2016 MBP cannot use their cinema displays with it?
     
  10. macTW Suspended

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    Seeing as the cinema display is, oh I don't know, 7 years old... You're lucky it lasted that long with compatibility.

    Technology moves faster than some consumers want it, I guess.
     
  11. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Because thunderbolt will only work to a Thunderbolt Display not a Cinema Display that only has display port inputs.[/QUOTE]

    sorry but you got it backwards. thunderbolt carries video signal so it will work with a non TB display, but you cannot power a thunderbolt display with a non TB machine. TB3 to TB1 adapter will work with the cinema display/thunderbolt display.
     
  12. grassright, Nov 9, 2016
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    Just get a TB3 to mini display adapter. There are a lot cheap adapters on Amazon.
     
  13. OlegShv macrumors newbie

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    To answer the OPs question: no, Apple LED Cinema Display will not work with the new MBP with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. Please check out the apple support page:

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204154

    Basically, the LED Cinema Display does not have the Thunderbolt chip in it, so it won't work with Thunderbolt 3 Macs.


    I am in the same boat. I have a mid 2010 15" MBP, that started to experience GPU kernel panics due to a faulty capacitor on the logic board. I am tempted to upgrade to a new MBP, but do not want to shell out for a new display while my 2010 27" LED Cinema Display works perfectly fine. This really sucks. I think I will just have to settle for the 2015 MBP. On the positive side, it has MagSafe 2 and all the ports that I may ever need so I won't have to worry about carrying a bag of dongles with me.
     
  14. Y-Smags macrumors newbie

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    This only talks about the adapter. Not the MacBook itself. There is nothing preventing a USB-C to DisplayPort/Mini Displayport connection with the right cable/adapter. A Cinema Display should in theory work with the new Pros.
     
  15. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    sorry but what you're saying makes no sense. I can connect a TB mac to any regular displays, it just doesn't work the other way around. as long as the computer has TB, it can drive a TB display or a non TB display.
     
  16. judahde macrumors member

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    Would be happy to have someone prove me wrong. I have multiple 27" Cinema Displays and they do not work with my new MBP. Tried cables from the Apple Store and a few adapters off Amazon. No joy.

    Ended up buying an Acer USB-C external display off Amazon for $459. Yes I know it's more money but I agree with an earlier post. I got a lot of good years from the Cinema Displays. Time to move on. BTW, the Acer display is great.
     
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  18. OlegShv macrumors newbie

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    Well, apparently not so with MDP LED Cinema displays. See below.

    As I said, the TB3 macs expect to have a TB capable display. The LED Cinema Display does not have the TB chips in it, even though the connector looks the same.
     
  19. Y-Smags macrumors newbie

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    Why do you say the new MacBoooks "expect to have a TB capable display"? That is not true. They can connect to a display simply via USB-C (non-TB). For instance, they will work fine with the LG 27UD88 through the latter's USB-C connection. A TB connection is not required to output video from these MacBooks.

    Meanwhile, USB-C is fully compatible with displayport/mini displayport. Thus, in theory, it should be possible to connect a mini displayport Cinema Display to the MacBook. One option may be the Caldigit USB-C Dock plus a displayport male to mini displayport female cable. I contacted Caldigit and they said this should work - we will see.
     

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