6 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2012 7:07 AM by japamac
gowwowgirl Level 1 (0 points)

I received a 27 LED apple/mac monitor --not the 2011/12 version though.

I want to use with my work computer--a dell laptop.  I can't seem to find the right adaptor to connect the two.

I need a dvi port converter that also connects to my vga on my laptop (so need the male end of hte vga since my laptop has the female end).

I only found 1 adaptor but it ends with a dvi on a vga.  I don't have hdmi on my laptop either--tried that adaptor as well when I couldn't see on the pic when I ordered that it was hdmi not usb).  Please help.  I have read so many blogs that say it can be done.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Hello Girl,


    At this point I mght try one of these...



  • Ramón G Castañeda Level 4 (1,460 points)

    BDAqua wrote:


    …try one of these...






    I'm flabbergasted!      I wasn't aware of that technology.  I'll try reading up on it after I get some sleep; maybe I'm just dreaming right now.


    Would that kind of device work with my lowly MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8?


    (Don't laugh.  I literally rescued it from the trash when my wife discarded it.  It's my only Mac-Intel machine.)


    Hardware Overview:


      Model Name:    MacBook

      Model Identifier:    MacBook2,1

      Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:    2 GHz

      Number Of Processors:    1

      Total Number Of Cores:    2

      L2 Cache:    4 MB

      Memory:    2 GB

      Bus Speed:    667 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:    MB21.00A5.B07

      SMC Version (system):    1.13f3

      Serial Number (system):    W8XXXXXXGQ

      Hardware UUID:    00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B631BC56F

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:    Enabled




    Intel GMA 950:


      Chipset Model:    GMA 950

      Type:    GPU

      Bus:    Built-In

      VRAM (Total):    64 MB of Shared System Memory

      Vendor:    Intel (0x8086)

      Device ID:    0x27a2

      Revision ID:    0x0003


    Color LCD:

      Resolution:    1280 x 800

      Pixel Depth:    32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

      Main Display:    Yes

      Mirror:    Off

      Online:    Yes

      Built-In:    Yes

    Display Connector:

      Status:    No Display Connected

  • gowwowgirl Level 1 (0 points)

    thx so much.  I will look into it!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    I believe it would work, but not sure what size or how many Monitors the GMA can support.:)

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    The 27" LED monitor is either Mini display port (old model) or Thunderbolt (new model).

    The resolution (optimal) requires dual link DVI to mini displayport adapter. This is accomplished by using the Atlona AT-DP400 DVI to Mini-Display Port Converter.


    As far as I know, in all my research, this is the only adapter to work with the 27" LED Cinema Display.


    VGA will not output the required digital signal to the digital only 27" LED Cinema Display.


    I have read so many blogs that say it can be done.

    I want to see these claims.

    Please provide links.


    Otherwise, we're going to have other people asking the impossible......

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    At this point I mght try one of these...



    A quick check with OWC Tech support reveals that the adapter will not work with Apple LED displays.