Connecting 2012 MBA to 24" LED Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by insimbi, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2008
    I've got an older 24" LED Apple Cinema Display (not Thunderbolt Display) that I would like to connect to my 2012 MacBook Air. I know the LED Display's are a little different than the Thunderbolt ones, but it should connect and work right?
    The three cables coming from the display are MagSafe, USB, and Mini DisplayPort. Does anyone see why this wouldn't work?
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Sounds like u like one more adapter: Thunderbolt to Mini Display Port.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    If it has a minidisplayport connector, plug it in and see what happens. I think it should work. I am using an even older Apple 23" Cinema Display (1920x1200) with my 11" 2013 MBA and it works great. It also worked great on my 2011 13" MBA. But my display has a DVI-D connector, so I am using a MiniDisplayPort adapter.

    It also works fine when I connect it to the pass-through port on my Seagate Thunderbolt dock.


    No, they are physically the same.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Thunderbolt IS the same mini-DisplayPort. Apple just fused them both long ago.

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