New Mac mini and 30" Apple monitor, problems

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lily69, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. lily69 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    I got this mini displayport to dual link DVI adapter to make it work, with flaws, flicking screen when background is dark black, google it, found many complains about it.
    If I simply use the included HDMI->DVI adapter, I got 1280x800 only. I am really confused, I was thinking it should at least gets 1920x1200 if 2560x1600 isn't supported.
    Now don't know what to, any tricks you can share? Thanks a lot.
  2. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2009
    Check out the reviews at

    Quoted from a most informative review:

    I bought this adapter 4 months ago for my MacBook aluminum (bought Jan 2009) and Dell 3007WFPHC 30" LCD. The adapter had firmware version 1.01 and had the same issues many users reported: intermittent flickering, color speckle noise, blurry text, and analog-like color "snow". I could fix issue temporarily by putting the display to sleep and waking it back up.

    Today I took the adapter back to an Apple retail store, where a manager gave me a new replacement that has firmware 1.02. The new unit has performed flawlessly over the past several hours. If you have problems and have firmware 1.01, see if a retail Apple Store will also give you a free replacement.

    Fyi, find your adapter's firmware version:
    Finder -> About This Mac... More Info... Hardware -> Graphics/Displays -> look for "Adapter Firmware Version: 1.xx"

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