5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2011 12:47 AM by speedbird
pedrocm Level 1 Level 1
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Hello,

I'm considering replacing an old Mac Mini with the new model, but I intend to keep on using my old Apple Cinema Display 20" with it. But i'm having some trouble finding the right conversor (it seems there isn't any from Apple...)
Any suggestions?

Thank you.

iMac 21,5", Powerbook G4 12", MacMIni Intel 1.6, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G / iPod 5G 30GB
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7
    f the display uses ADC (Apple Display Connector)
    <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/AppleDisplayConnector. jpg/800px-AppleDisplayConnector.jpg>
    you will need a DVI to ADC adapter.
    <http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M8661B/B>
    <http://www.amazon.com/Apple-M8661LL-Display-Adapter-4038234011420/dp/B00011KHT2 >
    <http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/productinfo.php?productsid=255>
  • pedrocm Level 1 Level 1
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    I finally found out that the new MacMini includes all that's needed...: an HDMI to DVI cable comes within the box.
  • speedbird Level 1 Level 1
    I'm sorry, your own answer does not quite make sense. Older apple displays have an ADC port which you will have to still make the conversion somehow, the older apple cinema are not "true" DVI, meaning that they won't connect to your New mac mini (with mini-displayport) even if you have the mini-dvi to dvi adapter, I am also still looking to see if this is possible, can someone shed some light on this pelase? - TIA
  • NullUnit Level 1 Level 1
    Aluminum 20" Apple displays are a standard DVI connection. If the Mini came with a DVI to MiniDisplay adapter, then he'd be set.
  • speedbird Level 1 Level 1
    If by "old" apple cinema the OP is referring to the aluminum displays of the later mac models, then yes, that's a no-brainer, the problem is that if the OP is referring to the "real" old apple cinema displays, which have a DVI-type connection with power included on the same cable, like the displays the former Mac G4 or G5 had, then he needs a ADP to DVI port, which in most cases it cost more than the actual monitor itself.. I guess the OP needs to specify what does it mean by old apple displays or throw in a link to an image..