Questions about 2008 MacBook and 2008 Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kashchei, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    My wife's late 2008 MacBook is finally on its last legs and she wants to upgrade. We were going to to buy a new MacBook Pro at the Apple Store, but when she asked if she could hook up her 2008 Apple Cinema Display to it, they didn't have an answer for her. I did a search for Mini DisplayPort to Thunderbolt adaptors, but none of them looked right (I need female Mini DisplayPort to male ThunderBolt). Can anyone help with this seemingly straightforward question--it seemed to stump the person helping me at the Apple Store.
     
  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbolt is compatible with Mini DisplayPort, you'd be fine.
     
  3. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt and MiniDisplayport use the same connector. As long as the source of the video signal is equal or newer then the destination(Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt to DisplayPort/MiniDisplayPort). No adapter necessary, plug and play.
     

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