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Hi i have a cinema hd display which i want to connect to my laptop (PC) via vga or hdmi.

the display has a lead out with:

Power(racetrack shape which is connected to the adapter)
dvi-d
usb
firewire

i have a dvi-d to vga connector and plugged the usb into my laptop but nothing seems to happen do i need a firewire adapter as this is not plugged in
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Which cinema display do you have? We need the year and model number in order to get a read out on which cables it has and what the connectors look like.
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Which cinema display do you have? We need the year and model number in order to get a read out on which cables it has and what the connectors look like.
it is 23-inch apple cinema hd display
Model: m9178LL/A
YOU CAN SEE IT ON:

Apple Cinema Display (20-, 23-, and 30-inch DVI) - Technical Specifications
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That display requires a DVI-D signal. With your computer, you'd need an HDMI to DVI adapter.

You can't convert VGA to DVI-D; VGA is analog only and DVI-D is digital only.

You don't need to worry about the USB and FireWire ports; they are just for convenience.
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What you need is an active Digital to analog converter. Check
KVMSwitchTech as they offer DVI-D to VGA and VGA to DVI-D converter
solutions. They also offer HDMI to VGA solutions.
http://www.kvmswitchtech.com/dvi-d-t...ter-c11647.htm
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