Advice on connecting a macbook to a studio display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JamesOL, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. JamesOL macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So I was generously given an old pre 2001 17" studio display monitor with a single ADC connector.

    I want to connect it to my black macbook which has a mini DVI port. Is there anyway of doing this without resorting to buying the adapter which costs £100. Also, i was wondering if that would work anyway as the adapter seems to need an adc connection to the laptop anyhow....

    any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You need one of these which allows you to connect a DVI source to an ADC monitor and then one of these which will connect a mini-display port source to DVI. Note that you only need single-link DVI as the resolution is not high enough to need dual-link. Also not I assume you have a new-enough Macbook to require a mini-display port adaptor: you should confirm this is the case and buy the appropriate adaptor if it is not.
     
  3. JamesOL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks for the help.

    I have a mini-dvi port on my macbook, so i guess i'll need a mini-dvi to Dvi adapter. That should still work with the ADC adapter you suggested right?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Yes. In fact if you take the time to read the store page for the ADC adaptor that is specifically mentioned as a use.
     

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