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How to connect a Apple Studio Display monitor to a Intel P.C

by rlinc2u / June 13, 2004 9:32 AM PDT

Is there any way I can connect a non-apple P.C. to a Apple Studio Display monitor ? I have a Intel Pentium 4 cpu,2.4GHz P.C. and the Apple monitor has a ADC type connection. Are there any adaptors I can buy that will allow them to work together ? My E-mail is rlinc2u@msn.com Thank You...

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Re: How to connect a Apple Studio Display monitor to a Intel
by JMarchi / June 13, 2004 10:28 PM PDT

There are adapters available that convert the old Apple connector to VGA, since all new Mac's only have VGA connectors.

Check around on the web you will find them.

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Apple Does not support VGA!
by bcd18 / March 6, 2006 3:09 PM PST

I'm sorry guy, you must be mistaken. Apple has not supported VGA in a very very very long time. Apple has been on the cutting edge of technology for some time now. ADC is a type of digital connecter compared to the anolog connection that VGA gives. Apple ships all of its computers with DVI now and they have supported only DVI for a couple years now. To run this in order, Apple first supported VGA then they upgraded and started supporting ADC (Apple Display Connector, a propriatory Digital signal) then they switched over to DVI. It seems that most PCs still ship with VGA. Maybe when Windows users (myself included although I find myself using a PC less and less) start demanding quality and innovation PCs will ditch the VGA for DVI (ofcourse all of the *hot* aftermarket video cards for PCs support DVI). To answer your question about adapters to use an Apple Cinema Display with a PC, Apple sells an ADC to DVI connector for $99. It should work as long as you have a video card with DVI.

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you guys crack me up.
by D-K-S / February 25, 2010 4:17 AM PST

PC's have been supporting DVI for some time - but that's not the point. I've been running a ADC/DVI connection from my PC to my Apple monitor for a couple of years but the PC won't control the monitor's power switch. It also has difficulty coming online when the machine comes out of sleep mode.

Is there a software patch available that will solve this problem?

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