30 Inch Apple Cinema Diplay and MID 2010 17 Inch MacBook Pro

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  1. 818468 Suspended

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    Any successful experience using the 30" Apple Cinema Display with a MID-2010 17" MacBook Pro?

    The user manual: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP581?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

    It reads: "Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)"

    What is "Optional"?

    Please let me know if anyone has had the success with it!

    THX!
     
  2. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    Can the MBP do 2560x1600?
    Does it have a Mini-DP port?
    (Too lazy to check MacTracker)

    Then said adapter should work.

    Various reviews suggest to get an adapter with 1.03 firmware.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Manchester, UK
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    Optional as in it's not included with your MacBook.

    It works with the correct Apple active adapter (MB571Z/A), which is about £80 over here.

    The standard Apple and 3rd party Mini-DP to DVI adaptors are single link therefore restricted to 1920x1200 resolution.
     

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