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    Question How Do I Connect a PM G5 and a 23-Inch Apple Cinema Display?
    How Do I Connect a PM G5 and a 23-Inch Apple Cinema Display?

    I had the display connected to my old iMac and now I want to use it on my husband's G5. I don't see the correct input connector on the back of the computer. Is it one of those on the top of the G5 back area?

    This is the model: Power Macintosh G5/1.8 DP (PCI-X)

    We were using an Apple 17-inch studio display. So we are only using 1 display.

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    If I looked up the right specs the G5 video card has a DVI connection the monitor has an ADC connection. This adapter should work. There are other adapters available in the $50.00 - $75.00 US range. For that maney you could probably pick up a different monitor.

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    You can find the specs for your equipment here:
    https://everymac.com/systems/apple/p...html#macspecs2
    and the 23-Inch Apple Cinema Display here:
    https://everymac.com/monitors/apple/...isplay_23.html

    Note the latter says:
    *This display requires a Mac with a DVI port running MacOS X 10.2.8 or later
    So, I guess that port and an adapter.

    The details for the G5 say:
    Details: One ADC (Apple Display Connector) port and one DVI (Digital Video Interface) port provided by default graphics card. DVI-to-VGA adapter included.
    Sorry, I can't recall all the different ports and names that Apple used. Some proprietary.


    EDIT:
    Here's a Apple Cinema Display pdf manual that might help with the setup:
    https://cvp.com/pdf/a1083_cinema_display_user_guide.pdf


    - Patrick
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    Last edited by pm-r; 07-06-2018 at 06:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r;1795527
    EDIT:
    Here's a Apple Cinema Display pdf manual that might help with the setup:
    [url
    https://cvp.com/pdf/a1083_cinema_display_user_guide.pdf[/url]


    - Patrick
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    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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    Nice one, Patrick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Nice one, Patrick.
    Ian


    Thanks Ian,
    The Apple Cinema Displays and their various connections used to drive me crazy and I was lucky enough to have a Mac model to just be able to connect the one I was given. It used Apple's own ADC??? connection I believe that was similar to the DVI connectors in their various forms and configurations. Crazy confusing that's for sure.

    Nice displays but a bit overrated I'd say and sure as heck overpriced. But the case of the single cable connection for everything as I recall was nice and neat.




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