Need adapter for older (mac) HDTV Monitor to use with current MacbookPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tennis1970, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. tennis1970 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011

    Unfortunately not enough money in my pocket to purchase the new 30" Monitor so I'm trying to connect one of the older ones I purchased but I need the proper adapter to be able to connect it to 2011 MacbookPro

    I will upload a picture.. so you guys can see the plug coming
    out of the Mac HDTV

    any idea where can I buy an adapter or...


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  2. rsd, Feb 9, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011

    rsd macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2008
    London, UK
    Right, after some research, it seems that what you are trying to do is not always that easy!

    You need to convert to 'real' DVI first and then to the Mini DisplayPort. But the power also goes though the ACD... so......

    This is the the best I could find may be a good starting point for ya!


    Hope it helps :)
  3. dvh13 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2011
    What you need is an Apple Display Connector to DVI adaptor, which have been discontinued for some time. You can still find them on amazon marketplace, ebay, and the like. For your reference the apple part number is M8661LL/B. On top of that you will need a mini display port to dvi adaptor, which run about $30 dollars from apple. The converter box is a rather expensive part, probably at least $100. Trying to use the old monitor might not be your best option, but thats how you do it.
  4. tennis1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    Yes, thank you. That's exactly what I need but can not find it anywhere...

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