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    Help with connecting apple cinema display to my mac
    I have a G5 powermac, with osx 10.4.11

    I bagged an Apple 17" Studio Display M7649 (LCD/ADC) cheap off ebay as i need
    a new monitor, i'm just wondering if it will work with osx.10.4.11 as the specs
    for the display say supported macosx is 9.2.2 or X 10.1.3+ 3.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBristol81 View Post
    i'm just wondering if it will work with osx.10.4.11 as the specs
    for the display say supported macosx is 9.2.2 or X 10.1.3+ 3.
    No problems whatsoever. In fact if you were to upgrade the OS on your Powermac G5 to 10.5.8 (the newest OS the Powermac G5 can run)...the monitor would still work fine.

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    Thanks Nick. Am I right in thinking this display simply plugs into the mac and doesnt have it's own power supply? (I should have checked these things before i bought it really)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBristol81 View Post
    Thanks Nick. Am I right in thinking this display simply plugs into the mac and doesnt have it's own power supply? (I should have checked these things before i bought it really)
    Yes...that's was the idea when Apple came out (about 10+ years ago) with the CRT and then LCD displays the "ADC" connector. The idea was to simplify things with just a single cable (the power for the monitor comes from the computer).

    Be very glad that you're using this monitor with a Powermac G5 (which I'm assuming the video card has an ADC port on it...many of them did). Otherwise if you were trying to connect this monitor to a newer computer...I would have to advise you to basically use it as a door-stop...and buy a newer monitor.

    HTH,

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    mine has only two dvi ports and was planning on getting an adapter. It's a G5/1.6. Will it work ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBristol81 View Post
    mine has only two dvi ports and was planning on getting an adapter. It's a G5/1.6. Will it work ok?
    Hmmm...that's too bad! Have you done any research concerning an DVI to ADC adapter?

    I've been down this road many times...and I know the answers...but I just wanted to know what you know first...because in many cases "it ain't pretty"!

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    p.s. You must have gotten this Apple LCD monitor EXTREMELY cheap since a much newer LCD monitor in the 17-19" range can be purchased fairly commonly for around $40-$50.
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    I know apple don't sell them anymore, found a few online for sale though...That's all i could find on google really

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBristol81 View Post
    I know apple don't sell them anymore, found a few online for sale though...That's all i could find on google really
    What sort of prices did you find? And are you ok with the prices?

    In any case...if you found some DVI-ADC adapters (in stock)...and you're ok with the price(s)...then sure it will work.

    I personally have both styles of DVI-ADC adapters...and both styles work great. Each has it's own application. With a Powermac G5...you're lucky...since with that application you can use the less expensive DVI-ADC adapter.

    I will mention though. If you total up the cost of what you paid for the monitor + shipping + cost of the adapter...you could have purchased a better/bigger LCD monitor (at least a 19") with a DVI cable that would have fit hassle-free with your Powermac G5.

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    Just over 64 inc shipping which i know isnt ideal but i really like the design of these
    monitors tbh, Cheers for the help, good to know it will work

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