mac mini to older g4 moniter ????

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  1. nigelb, Feb 19, 2011
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    nigelb macrumors newbie

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    ok so i bought a new mac mini 2010 just got in the mail, i thought that i could just hook my old lcd power mac g4 monitor up to it and a way we go. ive been looking around and i think i need an adc to dvi adapter but not sure. what do i do? do i have to get a new monitor?


    just a a new mac mini 2010 and want to use my old power mac g4 monitor keyboard and mouse set up, is this possible i have the lcd monitor.

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  2. MacHamster68, Feb 19, 2011
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  3. MacHamster68, Feb 19, 2011
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    with this adapter here you could get your adc display working on the mini 2009 , as that had still as dvi port , how it works with the new ones i dont know as you will need a displayport to dvi adapter or hdmi to dvi , and a adapter for a adapter to work is never a ideal solution , but worth a try if you want to keep the display
    http://www.macwarehouse.co.uk/catalogue/item/APPAC016you get them from anywhere really , stay clear of these simple dvi and adc adapters they wont work as you need ac power in order for your display to work
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Display_Connector


    and apple did it again , they never thought someone would still use one of their old displays
     
  4. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    What type of cable does the LCD use? If it's the older proprietary ADC type (if you used it with a G4 that's likely the case), then you'll have to track down a (likely expensive) DVI-to-ADC converter, as I don't see it being sold on Apple's site anymore.
     
  5. nigelb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I've been looking things up and it seems your both right thanks for the help with this problem! I guess that the apple display converter is my only way to get the LCD display to hook up because of the adc problem. If anyone knows a better solution or just a better monitor suggestion let me know I think I'm going to do some more research before I do anything.
     
  6. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    sell the Apple Display (ACD) and buy yourself decent 23" monitor with DVI
     

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