Can I connect my White Macbook & Old 15' Studio Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kluckste, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. kluckste macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I recently purchased a white macbook (within a month) and shortly after was given an old display that a friend received when he bought a mac cube. It's a 15 inch and I have not idea how to (if it's possible) to hook it up to my macbook. Anyone have an answer?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You need an Mini-DVI to DVI adapter. Then you'd the DVI to ADC adapter as well.

    You'd be better off buying a new monitor at that price.
     
  3. kluckste thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One more question...

    Sorry, I'm new to the Apple world. Does that mean that i need two adapters? do you know which each is called if i were to try to look them up on ebay?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're looking at US$120 just to connect the monitor. Buy a new one that's much larger for a few dollars more.
     
  5. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    If you have the 15" Graphite Studio Display (M7613) it has a DVI, USB, and Power Combo Cable

    http://www.everymac.com/monitors/apple/studio_cinema/specs/apple_studio_display_gray.html

    You would then just need a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter to connect the display's DVI cord to the MacBook which you can buy at Monoprice

    If you have the earlier 15" Blueberry Studio Display

    http://www.everymac.com/monitors/apple/studio_cinema/specs/apple_studio_display_blue.html

    You would then need the Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter which you can also buy at Monoprice

    If you have a later 15" Studio Display in a "crystal clear" enclosure.

    http://www.everymac.com/monitors/apple/studio_cinema/specs/apple_studio_display_15.html

    then unfortunately you will also require an Apple DVI to ADC Adapter which are over $100.00.

    http://imsproav.com/main/APPLEM8661LLB.html

    I would then agree that buying a new display is the best option.

    If your friend bought the display with the mac cube it appears that the display ports were 1 VGA and 1 ADC

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/ports/powermac_g4_cube_series.html

    Check out all the links and compare to your display and also look for the Model Number on the Display.
     

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