Connecting an old 30-inch Cinema Display to a new rMBP?

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  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I have an older 30-inch Apple Cinema Display from 2006/2007. Can this be connected to a new Retina Macbook Pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ElderBrE macrumors regular

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    I got a Mini Display Port to double DVI from Apple for 99, works well for my 30" dell.
     
  3. Voca, Nov 6, 2013
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    You can just get a Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter for about 5 bucks on ebay.
    With the update to OSX Mavericks you can run native dual screen - MBP and 30" Display side by side.
     
  4. yangchewren, Nov 6, 2013
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  5. Voca macrumors member

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  6. Quu macrumors 68020

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    To run the full 2560x1600 resolution of the 30" display you will need to use a Mini-Display Port to Dual-Link DVI adapter such as the one Apple sell. Simply using a Mini-Display Port to DVI adapter will not work, at best it will give you 1920x1200 but not the native 2560x1600 resolution for that you must use a Dual-Link DVI adapter.
     
  7. yangchewren macrumors regular

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    He's talking about the old 30" cinema display, the alu one. Do you have this setup or are you suggesting that all 30" displays are the same? Please don't extrapolate.
     

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