Formac gallery display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by redblueblur, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. redblueblur macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Hi. Anyone know how a Formac Gallery display is powered? I've just been given one that I was hoping to plug into my Mini, but I can't find a power socket. It has what appear to be a couple of USB sockets on the back and the three wire cable coming out of the back, which has a USB plug, a DVI plug and another tiny round plug that I don't know what it is. Am I missing something? Can't find any other sockets anywhere.
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    I'm betting it's the tiny round unknown plug...
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Thus begins your journey. ;) I drooled over Formac displays when they came out, had a couple of friends that dropped serious coin on the 20" display.

    You're going to have to hunt for what was a proprietary connector - called a Formac Display Connector, or FDC - with one of two opposite ends. The Mac version had an Apple Display Connector (ADC) on the other end and the PC version had a DVI interface on the other end. I'd look for the PC version - the only ADC Mac I owned was a G4 Cube about a decade ago...

    You have a display that's likely at least 12-13 years old for the 20" and possibly even older if it's a 17". The backlight on those displays was warranted for only a year, and I went with a Radius Pivot CRT instead. Good luck finding the right cord - you're going to need it!

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