How can I connect my Mac Book to my Apple Cinema

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  1. Jay Sarkis macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am trying to use my sons mac book to connect to an Apple Cinema I have.

    Could you please direct me to what type of connection I will need and what ports I need to use.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Jay
     
  2. looman9635 macrumors member

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    If you have a white macbook you can't as far as i know but if the macbook has a mini displayport the correct cables will be attached to the monitor
     
  3. Jay Sarkis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The mac book I have is black. Not sure if it makes a difference.

    What kind of cable is needed for connection?

    Jay
     
  4. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a 20"/23"/30" Apple Cinema Display or a 24" Apple Cinema Display? If you have a 30", the MB can only output 1920x1200 max just so you know.

    What you need is this.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B?mco=NDcwMjA5OA

    But if you have the newer 24" Apple Cinema Display..that probably won't work.
     
  5. Jay Sarkis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your respond.

    My Cinema Display is one of the first ones came out (silver with two clear plastic feet). when I measure diagonally it is 22", horizontally 18.5

    Jay
     
  6. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    So, to make things clear, your Apple Cinema Display is the old style "ADC" style connector, i.e. it has only one cable/connection that carries the video, USB, and power. My guess is that you would need to buy one of those expensive ADC to DVI adapters (not sure they are still available) PLUS a DVI to MiniDisplay Port adapter.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, he has a plastic MacBook.

    He needs the ADC-DVI and the DVI-mini DVI adapter.
     
  8. Jay Sarkis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure what I need, but my Cinema Display has one thick cable coming out from the back and after a ring it splits to three outputs. One is a USB, the other is power via power adapter and the third one is a 17 and a flat pin connector.

    Which connection do I need? is it still Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter????

    Here is Apple Cinema display specs:
    LCD display
    Resolution: 1600x1024
    Depth: 23 bit color



    Jay
     
  9. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    That clears it up. You have an aluminum cinema display. Therefore, you need the mini-DVI connector.
     
  10. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Those stats don't really make sense..1600x1024 and 23bit color? :confused:
     
  11. Jay Sarkis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone.

    The mini DVI connector worked.

    Jay
     

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