3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2008 1:00 PM by Malcolm Rayfield
bill williams8 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
I just bought a new g-5 and my 20 inch flat screen has 10 pins the new mac takes 8 pins does anyone no if radio shack or frys carrys this connector or do I need to order this online or do mac stores carry this item!
thanks

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  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
    It sounds like you may be looking for a DVI to VGA adapter. AFAIK, the G5 comes with one. Look in the accessory box(es) that came with the G5. You may already have the adapter you need.

    But if your 20-inch screen is an older Apple Cinema Display with the ADC connector on it, then you are going to need to purchase this:

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M86 61LL/B
  • bill williams8 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    Yes thats the one I need for $99 I don't understand why they would change there connections on there cinema displays and their g-5's, I wish I knew!
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    I don't understand why they would change there connections on there cinema displays and their G5's.

    Several reason:

    ADC was offered as an open standard, but practically nobody else used it. Formac did make a LCD with ADC, but I think that was it. Computer makes did not want to add costs just to use Apple displays at a time when Apple displays were very expensive, and rarely used on non-Apple computers. Because no other computer makers offered ADC, display makers did not want to make displays that would only work on a small percentage of computers.

    Multiple displays were becoming more common, but computers only had enough power for one ADC.

    New, bigger, displays needed more power than ADC provided.