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VESA Adapter for Dual Cinema HD monitors on Ergotron Monitor stand


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Hi All;

I have two Apple Cinema Displays [ Apple Cinema Display 23-Inch (Aluminum) Specs (Aluminum, M9178LL/A, A1082) @ EveryMac.com ] which work perfectly. I would like to remove them both from their stands and mount them on an Ergotron DS100 dual monitor Stand which is eqhipped with VESA-compatible 100mm hardware. My only remaining issue is what part do I need to attach to the monitors to allow it to connect to the Ergotron?

Note - the VESA adapter currently on the Apple site does NOT work with the older monitors I have. Been there, tried that, got really grumpy because Apple tech support assured me they would work.

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After several days of searching, I found 3 of the correct parts on eBay for a very fair price.

For reference, Requires Cinema Display VESA Mount Adapter (M9649G/A, UPC 718908815083, and NOT the one currently available on the Apple site which is only for the newer displays and some iMacs.
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Hi All;

I have two Apple Cinema Displays [ Apple Cinema Display 23-Inch (Aluminum) Specs (Aluminum, M9178LL/A, A1082) @ EveryMac.com ] which work perfectly. I would like to remove them both from their stands and mount them on an Ergotron DS100 dual monitor Stand which is eqhipped with VESA-compatible 100mm hardware. My only remaining issue is what part do I need to attach to the monitors to allow it to connect to the Ergotron?

Note - the VESA adapter currently on the Apple site does NOT work with the older monitors I have. Been there, tried that, got really grumpy because Apple tech support assured me they would work.

Thank you.
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Thanks for the VESA info. Sorry you didn't get much in the way of replies. I guess many of us aren't sophisticated enough to be running multiple displays with a fancy VESA setup/stand…or can afford to own two expensive Apple displays.

I'm sure it's going to look great once you have everything setup. Maybe you could post a photo when it's all done.

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It's hardly fancy, and "expensive" is a real stretch. While I'd love to get a new Thunderbolt display, that's not going to happen on my salary, assuming I want to eat once in a while.

I had to replace a bargain basement monitor 2 years ago and found a used 2005 Cinema Display for $100. Last month I found a well-used Ergotron dual monitor stand for a few bucks at Goodwill, and the next day, another used 2005 Cinema Display for $70. The displays still work great and work well together with Aperture for photo editing. That's why I was looking for the adapters.


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Thanks for the VESA info. Sorry you didn't get much in the way of replies. I guess many of us aren't sophisticated enough to be running multiple displays with a fancy VESA setup/stand…or can afford to own two expensive Apple displays.

I'm sure it's going to look great once you have everything setup. Maybe you could post a photo when it's all done.

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It's hardly fancy, and "expensive" is a real stretch. While I'd love to get a new Thunderbolt display, that's not going to happen on my salary, assuming I want to eat once in a while.

I had to replace a bargain basement monitor 2 years ago and found a used 2005 Cinema Display for $100. Last month I found a well-used Ergotron dual monitor stand for a few bucks at Goodwill, and the next day, another used 2005 Cinema Display for $70. The displays still work great and work well together with Aperture for photo editing. That's why I was looking for the adapters.
I hear what you're saying…but Apple monitors have always been expensive (relative to their peers). But usually better quality as well. I see 23" Apple Cinema displays still selling for a very good price…relative to their peers (other major brand displays of the same vintage).

I'm talking $200-$250 each (used)…when equivalent 22"/23" used monitors are selling for $75…and new 22"/23" are selling for $110 to $150.

Your two Apple monitors will probably look great in that stand…especially since they are matching.

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