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stanw

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Aug 29, 2007
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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.
 

ElderBrE

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Apr 14, 2004
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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.

I got a Mini Display Port to double DVI from Apple for 99, works well for my 30" dell.
 

Voca

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Nov 3, 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.
 
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yangchewren

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Quu

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Apr 2, 2007
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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.
 

yangchewren

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Dec 1, 2012
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As long as the Cinema display has a DVI or HDMI port you are fine.
MBP needs to be connected to a power source to do so, can run it on battery.

I have the same setup just fyi....

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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