Using an Apple Cinem Display (the acrylic one) with a 2013 MBP

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  1. UncleheFTy macrumors member

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    I apologise if this may have been covered elsewhere, but I looked at some of the responses and got utterly confused. I would like to be able to connect my older acrylic display to a new(ish) MPB and believe that there is an adaptor available but can't find one on the Apple UK site. Can anyone assist here please. I believe what I am looking for is a DVI to ADC adaptor - but I could be wrong.

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  2. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    I too have a 23" ACD with the Adc connection. Before 2012 macs you could use with aforementioned adapter but it is no longer supported and will not work. I looked long and hard for a way to use it with 2012 Mac-mini, no go.
     
  3. UncleheFTy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response - looks like it will have to a bog standard SVGA screen then - I have all the adaptors for that and a 30m cable too - I want to use it in stage as a prompt tool.
     
  4. okkam macrumors newbie

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    We have one of those ADC to DVI connectors and I have it hooked up to my wife's rMBP through a DVI to Thunderbolt adapter. It's working like a champ.
     
  5. UncleheFTy thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you have the model number and where did you get it from?

    Thanks for responding
     
  6. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    What year is wife's rMBP?
     
  7. UncleheFTy thread starter macrumors member

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    Its mine and it was purchased in April this year. Its got 8gb memory, running OSX 10.8.4 and 750 Gb storage (running OSX and Parallels)

    I want this so I can use the monitor as an on stage prompt.
     
  8. jwjsr, Aug 30, 2013
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    No, I was Asking unclehefty

    EDit:Sorry, No i was asking okkam
     
  9. Alrescha, Aug 30, 2013
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    It was called the "DVI to ADC Adapter"
    The Apple part number was: M8661LL/B

    I'm currently using one with the Thunderbolt to DVI adapter on a 2012 Macbook Air. Works fine.

    For what it's worth, I'm using the 23" Apple Cinema Display.

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  11. UncleheFTy thread starter macrumors member

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    Are they still available - I can't find it on the Apple UK store?
     
  12. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    2012 MacBook Air was released in June 2012, which was when the adapter still worked with the acrylic acd's

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    What's year and model rMBP?
     
  13. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    They haven't been sold by Apple for many years - remember we are talking about a display that was discontinued in 2004. I see that there are some used ones for sale on Amazon.com.

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