How can I use my Apple LED Cinema Display with my PC laptop?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Isamtron, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Isamtron macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm wondering how can I use my Apple LED Cinema Display with my PC laptop.

    The laptop has VGA and DVI inputs but not the small Apple thingy.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AppleCode macrumors regular

    AppleCode

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    You will have to purchase a DVI to minidisplayport adapter
     
  3. Isamtron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't there a cheaper adapter from Apple store for ~$20 like the one that allows to use any VGA with Apple?
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Heed AppleCode's advice. The devices at the Apple store that do Mini Displayport to x are for going from Mini displayport out to DVI or VGA out. You need to go the other way around. This requires an active adapter like the one posted above, that actually has the electronics needed to convert the signal, though you can get them cheaper from Amazon, or perhaps used.
     

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