Resolved 27" LED Cinema Display (not Thunderbolt) with 2013 MacPro?

futurevibe

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Nov 15, 2010
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Hi guys,

I'm currently using a mid 2010 Mac Pro with an Apple 27" LED Cinema Display (not Thunderbolt). I'm thinking of upgrading to a late 2013 Mac Pro and was wondering if i can use my display with this new Mac Pro? Is there some kind of adapter i can use to connect the Mini-Display Port to the 2013 Mac Pro's USB3, Thunderbolt or HDMI ports? If so, what would be the best way to go with this?

Thanks!
 

HiroThreading

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May 1, 2017
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Thunderbolt 1 and 2 is fully compatible with the DisplayPort standard. Furthermore, Thunderbolt 1 and 2 uses the same physical connector as Mini DisplayPort.

Therefore, no, you will not need to purchase any adapters. It’s just plug and play.
 

futurevibe

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Original poster
Nov 15, 2010
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Thunderbolt 1 and 2 is fully compatible with the DisplayPort standard. Furthermore, Thunderbolt 1 and 2 uses the same physical connector as Mini DisplayPort.

Therefore, no, you will not need to purchase any adapters. It’s just plug and play.
Really? :eek: Wow, that's great news! Thanks so much for your help!!
 

Phrequensi

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Nov 21, 2015
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Works perfectly; it's my work setup.
That's great!
I have a LED 27" Cinema Display, that works fine on my old macbook that I fixed up,
but not a thing on my Mac Pro 6,1, 2013.
I know it should work, but I can't figure it out to save my life.
I'm running 10.14.6
 

flygbuss

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Jul 22, 2018
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That's great!
I have a LED 27" Cinema Display, that works fine on my old macbook that I fixed up,
but not a thing on my Mac Pro 6,1, 2013.
I know it should work, but I can't figure it out to save my life.
I'm running 10.14.6
How many displays are connected to the 6,1? Besides the Cinema Display?
 

Phrequensi

macrumors newbie
Nov 21, 2015
15
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How many displays are connected to the 6,1? Besides the Cinema Display?
I use an Acer 23" LED via a Mini-DP to HDMI cable.
I've alternated all hookups, from Cinema Display only,
to both Acer and Mac Monitors, to Cinema Display Only, with and without the USB.
What does seem to work is the Display Audio Out, iSight, and USB Hub.
No picture though and it doesn't show up in the display prefs panel
I'm grinding my teeth because I'm so close, but so far away. I can't solve the problem.
 
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