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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macchiato2009, May 11, 2010.
Can i plug my ACD 24" on a PC using DVI port with an adapter?
does this adapter exist?
From what I remember, there is an adaptor to go from a PC's DVI port to the mini display port for use with an ACD... but it's over $100.
If you don't already have the display - there are plenty of other equivalent or better options for the money.
Either with an adapter or if your GPU has (Mini) DisplayPort
Are there any PC graphics cards that have Mini displayport?
Yeah, there are couple ATI 5970 with MDP. Quite many have normal DisplayPort which is actually the same, just like Mini-DVI is just smaller version of DVI. You just need a Mini DisplayPort to Display port adapter which is like 5$
actually, i have the display
i'm moving to Canada and the screen is too big to fit in the cabine luggage
i'm trying to sell it but if i fail to sell it on time, i would try to have it connected to the pc at home...
changing the video card on the pc with a mini display port would be more expensive than paying the oversize luggage for my ACD 24
shipping the ACD to yourself wouldnt be that expensive
Well, you don't need one with Mini DisplayPort, GPU with NORMAL DisplayPort is fine too, they are less than 50$ (link), then you need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
ok let's say i get a video card with displayport
then the cable you just showed me cannot fit
because the big side goes to the pc but the small side cannot go anywhere
because the ACD 24" is not like the imac 27"
it doesn't have any input video port
it's a built in cable with a mini displayport at the end
You just need another adapter for it
not so sure that a repeater would work
it's a male-male repeater
a male-femelle adapter would be necessary
this means that my only solution is to succeed in selling the screen before i leave
Yeah but if you get the cable I earlier showed, DisplayPort male to MDP male -> Female to female MDP -> Apple cable
It SHOULD work but you're better off selling it and getting a new one
leaving in less than 3 weeks, it's pretty short to sell it
Put it on eBay and it's sold in less than a day. Of course you can take it with you if you want
my fear with ebay is that it would sell at half the price
while the screen is only 1.5 month old
what about adjusting the brightness of the cinema display?
cuz this LED display isn't like the old ACDs where brightness can be adjusted at the side of the display.
this has nothing to do with my problem
you should create your own thread or use the search function
how is it not your problem?
You think everything is going to be alright once the ACD is connected to the PC? Don't you want to know how to adjust the brightness of this thing when you finally hook it up onto the PC?
I think an easy solution is to buy an ATI eyefinity edition card, like the 5870 or the 5770 version when they're available. Or, you can buy a card with a display-port and some adapters as others have said.
5770 Eyefinity Edition (A good balance for gaming performance and price IMO)
5870 Eyefinity Edition (I think this is excessive)
According to this discussion, the brightness can be controlled by installing some boot-camp drivers. After that, it's a bit fussy, but it's possible.
Just built an Intel 980x system with HD 5970 graphics card
I can safely say that the LED cinema display works right off the bat at max brightness. Yipee!!