Do I Need an Apple Adapter for 17" ACD?

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  1. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    From Apple, 69.99 GBP :eek:

    i wanted to use the apple on my newer desktop and use my g4 with my tv as a torrentz box.

    can anyone help point me in the region of a cheap one or alernative?!
     
  2. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    you'll need a DVI to ADC connector if you don't have a ADC port on your video card. dr. bott's & belkin make a cheapy DVI to ADC connector. not sure how well they work though :)
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Adapter from Apple runs $100 in the US, and as the case with everything in UK, it'll cost you more than the price after currency conversion, probably between 50 and 100 pounds.

    Note there 2 adapters:

    ADC -> DVI (inexpensive, small piece similar to DVI to VGA, but NOT what you need for the display)
    DVI -> ADC (comes with a power unit, this is what you want)
     
  4. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup i did a bit of google digging ;)

    69.99 apple store (*@"k that)

    ebay put a max 30 (+5 postage) on one.

    i got the powermac quicksilver 2002 (933/2/80) 17" ACD and Apple Keyboard and Mouse for £100

    spending 35 so i can use the acd with other computers is ok ;)
     
  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Big fan of the g4 eh? Congrats on a the new rig!
     
  6. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, just put a 120Gb HDD for torrentz/internet tv etc got to get a IDE Controller Card (2 x 120gb to add, USB 2.0 Card, and find a ADC converter that isn't 69.99! and waiting on delivery of 1.5Gb RAM (13.90 on ebay for 3x512mb sticks?!)

    ill post some pics when its all sorted!

    :D
     
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Just one question because of the low price--- is that an adapter WITH a power source as consultant mentioned above that you need? With that low price it seems like it would be just the non-powered adapter cable that will not work with hooking an ADC monitor to a DVI graphic card. The cheaper not powered adapter cables are only meant for hooking up a DVI monitor to a ADC graphic card since DVI monitors have their own power cords which an ADC monitor does not (gets its power through the ADC connector).
     
  8. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i need the one with a power adapter - so i can use it on my pc (my tv is 22" my acd is 17" :)
     

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