You can use a MiniDisplay Port to DVI adapter and a DVI cable to connect your Apple monitor to the MacBook Air. Although the Mid 2012 MacBook Air has got Thunderbolt ports, you can use a MiniDisplay Port cable without any problem > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/B/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter?fnode =51
Thank you, but note that the 20" Cinema Display has 3 cords attached to it besides the power cord.
What about the firewire plug connected to the cinema display? Do I also need a usb to firewire adapter?
Just to be clear, in this scenario:
1. The dvi plug of the cinema display connects to the mini-DisplayPort adapter and that adapter plugs into the thunderboltport on Macbook Air;
2. The firewire cord attaches to a firewire-to-USB adapter and plugs into one USB port;
3. The USB cord would connect to the other USB port, on the other side of the machine.
If so ...
Will this work?
Although my cinema display is a model dating to mid-2000s, it is a good size for me, adequate for my needs and in great condition, so I don't want to junk it. I wasn't aware that there would be any problems at all with connecting to the Air.
Thanks for any further advice.