External display for imac query.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by inscrewtable, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    I've searched the web but I'm still not sure if I can use the old acrylic 22" apple cinema display with my 17" G5 imac.

    The imac has a mini VGA port and I've had a look at the apple VGA adapter, but I can't tell if the 22" studio display will connect. I know the newer DVI displays won't work but I can't get a definitive answer for the older 22".

  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The original 22" Apple Cinema Display used DVI and then went to ADC in 2000. So you'd need an adapter to convert.

    It's likely possible with the right adapter (or set of adapters), but it might be easier to just get a modern 21-22" monitor with VGA support.

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