blackbook connected to new ACD?

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  1. melissarae macrumors regular

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    is it not possible to connect a brand new 24 inch LED ACD to a blackbook?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    probably possible. but you need to somehow connect a 'male' Mini Display Port to a 'female' Mini DVI port. i dont know which cables/adapters could do this.
     
  3. melissarae thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah we are needing a female... but apparently they don't make these?! i have no idea... and i'm pretty upset that i didn't know that the new ACDs don't work with older mackbooks... i'm hoping i can return it i guess... or we might just give in and buy a new macbook. i'm so aggravated right now!
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  5. nitromullet macrumors member

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    This wouldn't work because the ACD has a male MDP plug. You'd end up with two male MDP plugs and no way to connect them. What you'd need to do what the OP wants to do is Mini-DVI to Female MDP, which doesn't currently exist AFAIK.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    So what exactly is the port on the ACD itself? It's not the same as the port on the side of the UMB and UMBP models? I thought the plug going in to the ACD was a male cable plug and the female receptacle was on the monitor?

    If somebody could take a pic of ports ON the ACD, that would be great...
     
  7. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    There aren't any. The MDP, USB audio, and MagSafe are all part of one cable that connects directly below the power supply. The only other ports are 3 downstream USB ports.
     

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  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Oh.

    THIS is where I was getting confused, thanks. I didn't realize that whole harness was permanently attached to the monitor! :eek:
     

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