Connecting a PC to an Apple Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort)


#1

Anyone had experience with connecting a PC with an Apple Cinema Display (mini DisplayPort model)?

The PC Graphics card has DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. I assume the easiest/only option is DisplayPort.

I am having trouble locating an adapter that goes from DP to mDP (most seem to be mDP to other).

Wondering if this might work?

Any recommendations?

Thanks


#2

This may be what you want


#3

Thanks. I found similar on the Kogan site. Cheap (and likely nasty). Already not here within the shipping time stated. Will see next week if it works


#4

I went with a felmale to male min display port extension cable and a min displayport (female) to displayport adatpor (male).

It works AND the colour is manifestly better than on the BenQ display previosuly hooked up to the PC.


#5

Glad to hear it worked ok. :slight_smile: I have client with a couple of PCs running 24-inch cinema displays, I always just threw a video card with a miniDP on it and they just worked. :slight_smile:


#6

I have sporadic issues with nothing being displayed on boot on the Cinema Display. Sometimes it just works a few days later. Some days with being diconnected from power, others with a MBP plugged in to receive power from the Cinema Display and it wil work again. Sometims just works wihtout doing anything.

I upgraded the logic board and PSU when I first had issues (both were tested by a PC tech and no issue found). Has a relatively new ~$500 GPU (there were no issues with the DVI port and previous monitor). Will plug into the TV via HDMI to see if that produces a signal

The SSD has issues (windows prompts for repair and fails, I had suspicisons for some time), and last time I had a video signal a display, the audio stopped working (I was able to get the right channel to work again).

Not sure if replacing the SSD will improve this, so consdering a new monitor (can repurpose the Cinema Display).

Why am I posting??
I am hoping for recommendations on a new monitor — after using the Cinema Display, I do not want to go back to poor colour quality.

  • Under $500.
  • 27" would be nice, though can work qith 24 just fine.
  • Not interested in curved (unless someone very highly recommends one).

Suggestions appreciated…


UPDATE: plugged into TV and received a signal. Either GPU DisplayPort, the DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort adapter have issues it would seem.


Apple Cinema Display (mDP) connection issues