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Are there adapters to use Thunderbolt Display with non-Thunderbolt computers?

That Thunderbolt Display looks great. However, if I buy a monitor, it had better work with all my older computers, not just the latest and greatest Thunderbolt Macs. Is there any way I can get ...
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What causes the retina Macbook Pro HDMI-DVI output to cut out on occasion?

I got my retina Macbook Pro this week and have been waiting for my Thunderbolt to DVI adapters to get here so I can hook them up to my external displays. In the meantime, I am using an HDMI to DVI ...
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

MacBook Pro 8,1 (13", i5 2.3Ghz) - when I connect an external screen through a MiniDP -> DVI adapter the Mac detects it (knows it's a Samsung SyncMaster and lets me change its resolution) but doesn't ...
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Should I get a mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI to DVI adapter?

I bought the new Retina MacBook Pro, which has an HDMI out and two Thunderbolt ports. I have an external display that I've been using that has a DVI input. Should I get the Thunderbolt/mini ...
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Can I hot-plug a DVI monitor in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro with a DVI display, and I got a new DVI display for it. I want to unplug the (only) display, and plug in the new display to that DVI port. And/or, unplug the existing display, and ...
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External display resolution changes upon display sleep?

I have a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a ShiMian QH270-IPSMS monitor (2560x1440). The first pitfall I ran across when setting this up was that the HDMI port doesn't support my display's ...
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Considerations when connecting an 11“ 2011 MBA and 13” 2012 MBP to a 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI monitor

This blog post by Jeff Atwood about the amazingly cheap and sketchy, but awesome 27" 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI Korean monitors got me wanting one. I have a 11" 2011 MacBook Air and a 13" 2012 MacBook ...
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MacBook Pro with retina display external monitor connections

Is it possible to connect two external monitors to a Retina MacBook Pro without using Thunderbolt displays? For example, one connected with HDMI and another using Apple's DVI connector and also use ...
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MacBook Pro and external monitor compatibility

I just bought my first Mac (to learn to build apps!). I have the June 2012 non-retina display 15 inch MacBook Pro. Does any 16x10 aspect ratio montior technically work (monitor with VGA and DVI ...
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Will 27' 2560x1440 Korean IPS monitor (brand: Crossover) with DVI-D output work with MBP retina?

I have a 15' MBP retina (which has HDMI and Thunderbolt interfaces for connecting to external displays). I was planning to buy this 27' Crossover monitor (one of those Korean displays that have ...
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Can DVI displays and thunderbolt ports be expected to wake the monitors every time from sleep?

I've got a 15-inch MBP Retina. I am using both Thunderbolt ports to drive two third-party monitors via DVI. Sometimes (at least 3-4 times a week) after the display goes to sleep when I walk away from ...
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Do I need a Thunderbolt display adapter or should an older mini DisplayPort adapter work?

I am experiencing screen flicker (so bad as to be unusable) from a late 2011 Macbook Pro on an external display connected via a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (official Apple version). Is it possible ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect external display after Lion upgrade

Asking on behalf of a friend. His 2011 MacBook Pro (no Thunderbolt) was running Snow Leopard and was being connected to a Dell monitor in the standard way. He upgraded to Lion and now the MacBook ...
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How to use 3 DVI displays with new Mac Pro (Late 2013)

I've recently acquired a new Mac Pro in work (the Late 2013 cylindrical model, running OS X 10.9.3) and am trying, unsuccessfully, to connect 3 identical DVI displays to it (running at 1280 x 1024 @ ...
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Connecting two DVI monitors to a MBA 2012

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to connect two external DVI monitors to a 2012 macbook Air? Ideally I'd like to do this through the thunderbolt connector with an adapter to drive both ...
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Mini DisplayPort and DVI cables not working?

I recently bought a Mini DisplayPort to DVI and DVI/DVI cable to connect to my monitor. However, when I connect my MacBook Pro (late 2009) to the monitor it doesn't work - laptop screen flashes blue, ...
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micro DVI on 1st generation macbook air

is there a tested way to connect the Micro-DVI port of the Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) to the HDMI input of an HD TV? The only way I know of, is Micro-DVI -> DVI-D (Apple adapter) and then ...
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Can I connect mini DisplayPort to DVI-D to VGA?

I have a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro. I have purchased a mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter onto which I have connected a DVI-D to VGA (D-Sub) adapter which then connects into my new monitor. The Displays ...
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DVI to Thunderbolt?

I'm looking into get a 27" iMac, and I'm debating whether to get the 2010 or 2011 versions. With the 2010 version, I can use the iMac as an external monitor for my gaming PC with the use of a ...
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Is there an adapter to connect a Macbook Pro to a DVI splitter?

I don't think any of the previous questions on this topic cover this particular nuance, but please edify me if I'm mistaken. I have a Macbook Pro 15" (the model that was released around March 2011) ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt - new Mac Mini

I am buying a new Mac Mini that has one of these new Thunderbolt ports to connect to monitors. I know that this Thunderbolt port is equivalent to mini Display Port. My monitor is a Samsung 2232BW+ ...
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Only Getting Monochrome Output on TV

I'm connecting a late-2006 MacBook Pro with the Apple DVI to Video adapter and an S-video cable (4 pins) to a high-end but outdated TV. Unfortunately, the output via the S-video cable seems to be only ...
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2011 Mac Mini not working with included HDMI to DVI adapter

I've got a brand new Mac Mini with a peculiar video issue. It just won't show video using the included HDMI to DVI adapter.: I've plugged this Mac Mini and adapter into three separate DVI monitors. ...
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Multiple non-thunderbolt monitors to MBP-r '12

Does anyone know if it's only possible to add 3 external monitors if at least one of these is a thunderbolt display? I'm asking since I would love to hook up 3 Dell monitors to my macbook at work. ...
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Monitor and MacBook Pro not on speaking terms anymore

This one puzzles me. I have this setup [MBP]<----[HDMI]----[HDMI-DVI Adapter]---->[BenQ FP222W] When I plug in the monitor, the MBP detects it and the screen flashes like normal. Likewise the ...
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MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter not working

OK, so I bought an MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter off dx.com and it doesn't work, before I angrily demand a refund I want to know whether there is anything I can do to get this to work. I have a ...
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What technical requirements need to be satisfied by a DVI KVM for these two Macs?

I have a Mac Pro (2008 eight core 2.8 GHz), a MacBook Air (mid-2011 Core i5 1.7 GHz), and a 30" Apple cinema display (maximum resolution 2560x1600). I have a mini displayport to dual-link DVI adapter ...
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30" monitor has black border around desktop

I have been using a 24" monitor with my macbook pro early 2011 connected via a mini display port to DVI adaptor. I recently received an HP Z30i 30" monitor. When I connect to it with an mini display ...
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Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)

My new MacBook Pro (late 2013) refuses to recognize an Apple 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. That monitor has only a DVI cable. I am using a new Apple-brand Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I ...
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How can I make my Mac Mini 1,1 display 1080p?

I have an early intel Mac Mini (1,1 Late 2006) that I'm resurrecting for the purposes of a media centre (intend to replace with a modern device when finances allow). This model is furnished with a DVI ...
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VGA vs Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter

I'm about to buy an external monitor to use with my MacBook Pro late 2008. I do understand HDMI (digital) looks much better on screen (better quality?) than VGA (analog), so I'm thinking about buying ...
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What is the USB plug on the Mini-Display Port to Dual-DVI adapter used for?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter What is the USB plug used for?
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Monitor Connected to Mac Not Displaying

I have an TV which accepts a DVI and VGA input, and a retina macbook pro with Mini Display Port and HDMI. I needed to connect my mac to the monitor so I decided to go for an HDMI to DVI cable since it ...
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How can I connect two DVI-D monitors to my Macbook Pro (latest model)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro? I have two Dell DVI-D monitors that I'd like to use with my new Macbook Pro (not Retina). I have a single DVI-D ...
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Macbook Pro with External Monitor Keeps Readjustng

I have a mid-2007 Macbook Pro running OS X Lion which I connect to a Dell external monitor via the DVI port. Recently, the screen has been constantly turning blue (which seems to indicate that it is ...
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Can Dual Link DVI do 4K at 60Hz?

I've got a 4K monitor attached via Dual Link DVI. It does 4K, but only at 30Hz. It does 60 Hz up to 2560x1440; anything above that is 30Hz. Is that a limitation of DVI?
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Third and fourth monitors disconnect on reboot

Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109) I have four monitors connected to my mac pro. One connected to the HDMI port, one connected with a passive (single link) DVI connector and two connected with dual-link DVI ...
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Using a 27" LED Cinema display with a 2009 Macbook

I have an old 2009 Macbook (white) and a 27" LED Cinema Display with a Mini DisplayPort cable. The Macbook only has a Mini DVI connector and I believe it's only single link (since it's not a Macbook ...
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My monitor doesn't sleep if my mac is connected via HDMI: who's at fault?

I have a MacBook5,1 running 10.8, and an Asus VW246 monitor. I connected it to the monitor using a "MiniDisplayPort->DVI(f) adapter" + a "DVI(m)-DVI(m) cable". Now I've bought a single ...
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Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter doesn't work after upgrade to 10.9.2

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I've been running 10.8.x. I'm using the Apple branded dual-link DVI adapter to connect an external WQHD monitor (1440p). It was working great with 10.8. I just ...
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Black borders with external monitor on MBA 2013

I have a problem that I'm not able to fix. I'm getting black borders, some king of margin. The display doesn't use the full space in the monitor. I have a total of four monitors in my house and three ...
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2012 Mac Book Air with 27 inch Korean monitor

Has anyone gotten one of those Korean monitors to work with a mini displayport to dual link DVI adapter? I've tried 3 adapters with no luck. Here is the monitor I bought: ...
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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Will the Mac Mini drive 2 different displays

I want to switch my windows machine with a mac mini. I have 2 monitors: A VGA driven display A DVI driven display My pc graphics card can handle these outputs. The Mac-Mini has a HDMI display and a ...
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Does the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter work with 2048x1152 resolution?

I'm thinking of buying the new Macbook Air and I was wondering whether the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter will work with my 23" Samsung LCD with a 2048 x 1152 resolution.
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MacBook Pro mini displayport to DVI D doesn't show anything on the Compaq 2021 monitor

I am using a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. I have been using a Compaq s2021a monitor with mini displayport to VGA adaptor and cable until now. I bought a mini displayport to DVI adaptor and DVI - DVI ...
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External Monitor is not Working with Windows 8.1 64bit (MacBook Pro Late 2011)

I need to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 to external (LG) monitor via Minidisplay port to DVI. I have the latest drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 3000 and the latest Bootcamp as well. Can anybody ...
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My early 2008 MacBookPro has a different DVI and the adaptor I need is not in stock anywhere

My early 2008 MacBookPro has a different DVI to later 2008 and the adaptor I need is not in stock anywhere I am considering putting Apple TV from my Humax to enable my MacBook Pro to link wirelessly
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Will a typical HDMI-to-DVI adapter work for Mac mini 2014?

Our company is going to buy me a Mac mini 2014 and I have this DVI monitor that I can use as a screen for it. The Mac mini doesn't have a DVI port so I may need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter for the setup. ...
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Using LG Ultrawide 29" with Macbook Pro Late 2011 using mini displayport to dual link dvi adapter

I recently purchased a LG 29" Ultrawide and trying to connect with MBP late 2011. It works fine with 1960 res using HDMI cable but when I use mini displayport to dual link dvi adapter all I see is ...