Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Hooking up my macbook pro to my old cinema display

    Member Since
    Nov 30, 2009
    Posts
    4
    Hooking up my macbook pro to my old cinema display
    Hi everyone,
    New here. I am trying to hook my macbook up to the external display, and can't. I'm frustrated because every search I do doesn't fully answer the problem.

    I have the adapter that hooks into the display card, but I am perplexed by the other cords. I cannot connect the display firewire into my laptop, because it is the wrong shape.

    Do I also need a firewire adapter? I just want to double check this, before I go out and purchase it. All 3 cords need to connect into my laptop correct?
    1.) display
    2.) firewire
    3.) usb

    Thanks so much for any help you can provide.

  2. #2
    Hooking up my macbook pro to my old cinema display
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,502
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    Hi everyone,
    New here. I am trying to hook my macbook up to the external display, and can't. I'm frustrated because every search I do doesn't fully answer the problem.

    I have the adapter that hooks into the display card, but I am perplexed by the other cords. I cannot connect the display firewire into my laptop, because it is the wrong shape.

    Do I also need a firewire adapter? I just want to double check this, before I go out and purchase it. All 3 cords need to connect into my laptop correct?
    1.) display
    2.) firewire
    3.) usb

    Thanks so much for any help you can provide.
    More than likely the reason why you cannot connect the "display firewire"...is because it's most likely not firewire.

    Does this display have an ADC connecter (the plug on the left):


    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3
    Hooking up my macbook pro to my old cinema display

    Member Since
    Nov 30, 2009
    Posts
    4
    Hi Nick,
    Yes, it has a connector very much like that. The apple store had me buy an adapter that would allow me to hook that part into the macbook pro. The thing is the cinema display has 4 cords coming out of one large cord. Those 4 cords are: power (which has to plug into an additional power source that in turn plugs into the outlet), a usb cord and a firewire cord (both are stuck into my G5), and the analog connector similar to what you have displayed.

    I'm researching the apple store and it looks like I need to buy something called a DVI to ADC adapter... that costs approx. $100. Of course not nearly as simple as the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter he told me I need. If I'm hearing you right, I have the wrong adapter...

    I am really disappointed in how apple has made this so difficult. I am a proud mac user (have been for 20 years), but not a real "techy" person. )

    Does this sound right to you? Do I need the... Apple DVI to ADC Adapter?

    Thank you so much for your help Nick!
    Teresa

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Connecting a MacBook Pro to Cinema Display
    By Kajaboss in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-11-2013, 11:40 AM
  2. iMac vs MacBook Pro + Cinema Display
    By ianeberle in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-25-2012, 10:46 AM
  3. 15" MacBook Pro sees Cinema HD display, but display has no power and is only black.
    By circlesoffire in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-10-2011, 01:01 AM
  4. Cinema Display(?) for Macbook Pro 2006
    By makingchange in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-11-2010, 04:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •