Apple 4870:people getting picture via MDP-DVI adapter?

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  1. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    So,struggling now with this,dont know if it is a faulty apple adapter, shittily designed apple adapter or just a apple feature.

    MP 1.1 + 4870 = 30"ACD in dualdvi port and 20"ACD via MDP->DVI connector.

    No picture in osx or XP. Display just not detected.
    So,is the adapter broken (its new,so unpropable?), is the adapter a normal apple desing and doesnt work (more propable) or is it that the MDP is borked in MP 1.1 by apple (very propable) ?

    Just checking out if I should return the adapter and get a thirdparty one or just forget it..
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  3. Macinposh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Appl3 for w1n!!!

    Should have known by now...
    Now it is just to start to hunt for a mdp->dvi adapter,just that they seem to be harder to find than virgins from brothels.
     
  4. Rafalski24 macrumors regular

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    Check out www.monoprice.com
    They have the adapter but also have a MDP to DVI cable! I think I picked up a 15 foot for like 15 bucks shipped!
     
  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Single Link only. (ie...no good...for a 30")
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    He's not plugging his 30" into the mini display port, the bad reviews don't apply to him.

    I have a MDP->DVI adaptor for my 24" at work and it works just fine.

    Probably just a bad adaptor, get it exchanged.
     
  7. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    that adaptor can't even run a 30 cause thats the non-dual link version

    so yes all those reviews actually apply to him?
     
  8. goMac macrumors 603

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    He's not running a 30" on the adaptor.

     
  9. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    so what? the ppl writing reviews are not either.
     
  10. goMac macrumors 603

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    The adaptor works great with my 24" Dells at work. I'd assume it would work great with a 20" ACD.

    Most the bad reviews are either from:
    People who are complaining it's not dual link.

    OR

    People complaining it doesn't work with the VGA adaptor because it doesn't have the VGA pins (duh)

    In fact, one bad review noted that he had a bad one, exchanged it, and it worked.

    The dual link one is the one noted to have all sorts of issues. The single link one should be just fine, it's very simple to go from MDP to single link dvi.

    Just get it exchanged, I bet the second one will work just fine.
     

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