Questions tagged [cinema-display]

a line of flat panel computer monitors sold by Apple Inc. that came in 20-, 22-, 23-, 24-, 27- and 30-inch sizes. They were discontinued after the Thunderbolt display was unveiled in the summer of 2011

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Can my Early 2013 15“ MacBook Pro connect to a 30” Apple Cinema Display… or two?

Someone in my area is selling some 30" Apple Cinema Displays for a pretty decent price and I'm thinking about getting one for my home office to use with my Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro. From what I ...
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Can I use the built-in camera of my Apple Cinema Display on Windows 10

I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display (non Thunderbolt) working fine on Windows 10, except for the built-in camera that is not being recognized. Is there any way to activate it or any drivers that I can ...
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Apple Cinema Display 27" with early 2015 MacBook Pro

I have a 13" early 2015 MacBook Pro with retina, and i am considering buying a second-hand 27" Apple Cinema Display. The 27" LED with single cable with three connectors (Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, ...
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Connect 30" Apple Cinema HD Display to 2018 Mac Mini

I am trying to run an Apple Cinema HD Display (30") from a 2018 MacMini. I have tried all kinds of HDMI- to DVI adaptors but so far no luck. I have also tried these connectors with a MacBook Pro ...
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Do all Cinema Displays emit noise at reduced/minimum brightness?

I've a 30" Apple Cinema Display (A1083 EMC2011) that makes a noise when lowering brightness (low brightness = more noise, full brightness = no noise). Gently slamming the side of the screen usually ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display (video and power) to one USB-C

I've got an Apple Cinema Display with ThunderBolt-2 and MagSafe-1 connector and would love to combine these two cables to one ThunderBolt-3 to supply power to the Mac and video and sound to the ...
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Apple Cinema Display 30” black screen

I recently found a really nice-looking 30” Cinema Display in the trash at work, and I want to see if this thing is salvageable. When connected to my Macbook Pro, the LED lights up and the computer ...
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Does the new Macbook Air (2017) work with Apple Cinema Display?

I'm interested in buying a MBA (2017 model), which has Thunderbolt 2 ports. Does it work without problems with an 27" LED Apple Cinema Display (with Mini DisplayPort)? Will the display have full ...
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Connect 23” Apple Cinema HD Display to MacBook Pro USB-C

I’ve gotten my hands on an older 23” Apple Cinema HD Display and would like to use it with my late 2016 MacBook Pro with only USB-C ports. I’ve researched this issue, and I can only find answers from ...
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Is there a dongle (or set of dongles) that allows a USB-C MacBook Pro to be connected to an Apple Cinema Display? [duplicate]

I am looking for a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 dongle that has mini DisplayPort, at least 1 USB 2/3 port, and a USB-C power delivery port. The idea is to have a single cable between my laptop and my mini ...
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How do I use both GPUs on a MacPro?

My MacPro (Late 2013, OSX Yosemite) has two AMD FirePro D500 GPUs and three Cinema HD Displays. When I look at the System report all of the Displays show up under one GPU and the other GPU has ...
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Dual screen setup Apple Cinema Displays Mac mini

How do I connect dual screen setup on a Mac Mini? Mac Mini: Late (2012) Apple Cinema Display 27" Apple ThunderBolt Display 27" ThunderBolt Port: Apple ThunderBolt Display 27" Tried two different ...
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Connect Apple 30" Cinema Display to new MacBook USB-C

I noticed in this thread the OP successfully managed to connect a 30" cinema display to the new Macbook Pro USB-C, with full resolution: Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (...
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Connecting 2017 MBP with DisplayPort Cinema Display [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 13" with High Sierra. Is it possible to somehow successfully connect a 27" Cinema Display with Mini DisplayPort to my MBP with an adapter? I have read from some people that ...
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is there any way to adjust the brightness of the Apple Cinema Display in 10.11 (El Capitan)?

I saw the answer for 10.10 and 10.9. Sadly I just jumped from 10.8 to 10.11 and discovered that my beautiful and perfectly well-functioning (last night) display is not kaput (too dark). Can it be ...
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Vertical stripes on 30" Cinema Display

In the middle of using my laptop hooked up to my 30" Cinema Display (circa 2004) via a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, vertical bands appeared on the screen, with horizontal pinstripes. ...
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MacBook 2017 (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30"

I've seen many of the solutions on the topic, all posted in this site. But I haven't seen any of them mentioning Apple's adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter I have that, which was used ...
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Best way to use LED Cinema Display & Thunderbolt Display with Macbook Pro 2016

I have 2 Apple monitors: An old LED Cinema Display that has a Mini DisplayPort and a slightly newer Thunderbolt Display with a Thunderbolt 2 connection. I am currently using them both connected to my ...
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2017 MacBook Pro 13“ with Touchbar (USB-C) can't connect to LED Cinema Display 27” (Mini DisplayPort)

I purchased a new 2017 MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touchbar (updated in June) from my local Apple Store. I want to connect my 2010 LED Cinema Display 27" which uses a Mini DisplayPort connection. The clerk at ...
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“Automatically adjust brightness” nowhere to be seen

I have a situation where I'm using an app that calibrates my monitors. I have several monitors attached and when I go into System Preferences -> Displays, I unfortunately don't see any options on any ...
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Connect New MacBook 2017 (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (DVI)

I have seen that the question has been already done, but all answers refer to 2016 MacBook Pro model, meanwhile I own a 2017. picciano found a solution (see Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple ...
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Mac Mini Thunderbolt ports to 2 Mini Display Ports

Can the Thunderbolt ports on current (writing this question in March 2017) Mac Mini, drive two Apple Cinema Displays (which I believe utilize mini display ports? I got contradictory answers to this ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 17“ to 30” cinema display

I have a 17" MacBook Pro and a 30" Apple cinema display. The best resolution I can get on the cinema display is 1280x800. Is there a way to get better resolution?
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Can I use 2 Thunderbolt Displays and 1 Cinema Display on my 2015 Macbook pro 15"?

I own a 15" Macbook Pro Mid-2015 with this configuration: Also, I currently have these 2 Apple displays: 27" Thunderbolt Display (connected via Thunderbolt port directly to the Macbook) 27" Cinema ...
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Can I calibrate 2 screens to match, without buying expensive gear?

I use a 2010 Cinema Display and a 2011 Thunderbolt Display, both connected to my 11-inch MacBook Air. The screens are ever so slightly different in terms of how things are reproduced. How can I get ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

Because Apple Thunderbolt Display reflects the whole room, I still use the matte 30" Apple Cinema Display. (Two cables are required for 2560 resolution due to some obscure technical constraints!) ...
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Can a non-retina iMac with i7 3.5 Ghz and GTX775M handle three displays?

I am thinking about getting a used non-retina iMac with these specs: Core i7 3,5 GHz 32GB RAM 1TB SSD GTX 775M Since I own two Apple 27" Displays I'd like to hook these up via Thunderbolt/MDP. My ...
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Can I drive two Cinema 30" displays from a MacBook Pro (Retina)?

I've used a "Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter" to drive a single Cinema 30 from my (2014-era) MacBookPro11,2 before. Can I hook up two of them to drive a pair of Cinema 30's? It's got 2 ...
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Dual 27" Cinema displays…can I play both sets of speakers?

I have a pair of 27" Cinema Displays attached to a Mac Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. The displays have speakers. I'd like to play iTunes (or whatever else) through both sets of speakers at ...
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Mac Pro + Dual 27" Cinema Displays brightness & brightness control

Hardware: Mac Pro 4.1 (circa 2009) AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB graphics card I have just connected dual 27" Cinema Displays. Both work, lots of display space ;-) Two problems (perhaps related): F1 ...
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How to turn off MacBook's internal display with external one connected? [duplicate]

I have external monitor in work and I want to mirror MacBook's screen on it while I have the internal display turned off. But I found this as impossible task. I know I could close the display and ...
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Using 30" cinema display as TV

I have the old (now discontinued) 30" cinema display, but I don't use it that much anymore so I'm thinking of converting it to a TV if possible. Yes I could get a TV tuner but I'm not sure about the ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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One cinema display with two macs

Is there a way to connect two macs to a single cinema display? Of course I won't use them at the same time, but I want them to be connected to the display.
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Sound not coming from headphones when plugged in

Material: MacBook Air 13-inch (MBA), Mid 2013, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.10.2; 24-inch LED Cinema Display (3 cables: power, USB and Thunderbolt); iPhone 5 (and above headphones, with ...
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Four Apple Monitors on a Macbook Pro

I have a 15" Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro and would like to hook additional monitors to it. Ideally, these would be 4x 27" Apple Displays of some sort. I have done a bit of Googling, but information ...
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Can someone explain how to find and use kext files?

The post I found on this forum: "Apple Cinema Display Brightness no longer works in Mavericks or Yosemite" explains how to fix it using kext files but I can't figure out how to get the kext file to ...
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How to open Cinema Display power supply?

My Cinema Display bit the dust, and all the symptoms seem to point to the 150W power supply brick, which is apparently not an uncommon problem with those models. New power supply bricks are close to $...
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Can I play DVDs from a DVD player on an Apple Cinema Display 23-Inch (Aluminum)?

I've seen a good price on a refurbished Apple Cinema Display, the 23-inch Aluminium version that was sold between 2004 and 2008. Everymac says this display has a DVI port. Will I be able to connect ...
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Cinema HD Display (DVI) is not turned on is connected to Macbook pro (2013)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 inchs late 2013, os x 10.9.4 I want to use a Cinema HD as external monitor. Cinema HD uses a DVI interface. If i connect my macbook to the monitor, Cinema HD is ...
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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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How can I get full resolution out of different generations of cinema displays?

I have a newer thunderbolt display and an older Apple Cinema HD display hooked up to my retina macbook pro (15 inch, early 2013, 1 GB GeForce GT 650M graphics card). The older one is going through a ...
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Tighten hinge on 27" Cinema Display?

I just purchased a new 27" Cinema Display from Apple and I'm wondering if there is any way to tighten the hinge that attaches to the stand for adjusting the angle. I'm a DJ and noticed when I'm ...
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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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Can I automatically change my dock preferences when connected to a cinema display?

Desired behavior: when MBP connected to cinema display: do not show / hide dock when MBP not connected to cinema display: show / hide dock Possible?
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Apple Cinema Display Brightness no longer works in Mavericks or Yosemite

So when you have a ~5-7 year old Apple Cinema Display monitor that looks something like this: and you upgrade to Mavericks (MacOS 10.9) or Yosemite (MacOS 10.10), you will lose the ability to adjust ...
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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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How to connect an iPad 3 to 27" Apple Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort)

How can I connect my iPad 3 (30-pin dock connector) to my 27" Cinema Display (MiniDisplayPort)?
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27" CinemaDisplay with (non Bootcamp) Windows 7

I've seen various posts around the net that getting my 27" CinemaDisplay working with a native install of Windows 7 is apparently possible, but I cannot seem to get this working. I have a Radeon HD ...
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How to keep monitor off when logging in remotely

I'm managing an 8-core mac server (fully updated to Mac OSX 10.8.4, all other software is up to date). Multiple users can login remotely to use the machine. Whenever someone logs in remotely, the ...