Mac Book Pro Retina to 30" Cinema Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nmus, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. nmus macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2015
    I'm thinking of buying a 15" MacBook Pro Retina. Apple Store tell me confidently that I can connect without problem to a 2006 30" Cinema Display using a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    However, what no one seems to be able to explain to me is what to do with the firewire cable.

    My Cinema Display has 3 cables: DVI-D, USB and Firewire. The Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter seems to have ports for only the DVI-D and USB ... but where does the Firewire go? Do I need a separate Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter?

    Any thoughts on how to resolved this mystery would be most appreciated.
  2. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    You don't have to use the Firewire cable unless you want to connect firewire devices to the back of the monitor. If you need to connect firewire devices, just use the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter.

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