Apple Display Connector (ADC) Displays on DVI Machines

Can’t Connect Apple Cinema Displays to new DVI machines?

So I had recently purchased a new Intel Mac Mini for one of my clients. After much wait, it arrived and so I configured it and installed applications that he would need. So I bring the completed Mac Mini to his office to switch out the PowerMac G5 he currently has and use his existing Cinema Display, I run into a slight problem, the cord on the Cinema Display doesn’t fit the DVI port on the Mac Mini!

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So I quickly ran to Fry’s Electronics to see if they had an ADC to DVI convertor. Nope. Searching Apple’s Store site with the assistance from my friend/co-worker, we were able to find an adapter that Apple makes: DVI to ADC Adapter. Perfect! The cost of it was $99, a bit steep but considering the cost of the 30 inch cinema display…well worth it.

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2 thoughts on “Apple Display Connector (ADC) Displays on DVI Machines”

  1. I’m about to run into the same problem: use a 2 year old Mac Mini with an 17″ Apple Display. Belkin makes a DVI – ADC connector for as little as $25 which I’m hoping is the same thing.

  2. Originally Posted By Pete AlvarezI’m about to run into the same problem: use a 2 year old Mac Mini with an 17″ Apple Display. Belkin makes a DVI – ADC connector for as little as $25 which I’m hoping is the same thing.

    That’s great news if it does work because $25 is a big difference compared to $100…

    Good luck and let us know!

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