Mini to Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WilliamDu, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. WilliamDu macrumors regular

    May 22, 2012
    Does anyone know if a 2012 Mini can be configured to drive a 20" Apple Cinema Display?
    The thing hooks to my G5 PowerPC (and to its predecessor G4 many years ago) through a split cable as follows:
    1. AC power pac
    2. USB to G5
    3. Firewire to G5
    4. DVI to G5.
    A real Rube Goldberg but it works fine and I intend an early purchase of a maxed out 2012 Mini.
    Have a very nice, new Microsoft ergonomic 4000 Keyboard, LaCie D2 Quadra external, and the ancient G5 Mouse, so all I need is this display if it can be made to work.
    Any greybeards around that remember this antique?
    I've been wandering along through all the generations since my Little Mac in 1984, but it's time to join the current crowd I think.
    If it won't work, any recommendations for a similar sized screen?
    I have a 30" 1080P HDTV right next to my desk available for HDMI mounted on the wall or desk, but forum comments tell me that's not a solution.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Yes, you just need a HDMI or mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter.
  3. quickbrownfox macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    The 2012 Mini helpfully comes with an HDMi-to-DVI adapter in the box.
  4. mattluke macrumors newbie


    Dec 22, 2011
    I'm upgrading my powermac G5 to a mac mini 2.6 with fusion drive. I also have a 20" ACD with DVI. I'm planning on hooking up the HDMI to the HDMI port and have bought the display port to DVI convertor to connect my ACD. Not expeting any complications.

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