Connect 23" ACD to latest gen 13" MBP?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if it's possible to connect a 23" ACD to the latest gen 13" MBP?
     
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    You just need the mini displayport to DVI adapter from Apple and it'll work fine.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Hold the phone.....

    Which 23" ACD? The original 23" ACD had the Apple Display Connector (ADC) which was USB/Power/DVI connector in one.

    In order to use this ACD you need:
    1. a special cable to take a DVI connector and pair it with Power coming from a separate power brick in order for the screen to work.
    2. a mini-display port to DVI connector.

    However, if the ACD we are discussing is one of the newer ones, then it has DVI which would only require the mini-display to DVI connector....
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure how to tell. It was bought around 2008.

    It's got a cable that plugs in to the back of the display and on the other end it has four connectors... a USB port, a FireWire port, a power connector to connect to a power brick, and... a port that plugs into the back of a Mac Pro just fine which I'm assuming is DVI?
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Okay then you are fine. I just didn't want someone telling you the wrong information. It sounds like you have the DVI model.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
     
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