How To Connect Apple LED Cinema Display with HDMI?
I have an Apple LED Cinema Display that has a charger, mini display port, and usb attached. My PC has an HDMI port and VGA port. How can I use the monitor with my PC?
I think you'll find getting a new graphics board with a DP connecter the easier and cheaper way.
Yes, you could fashion a collection of adapters to make this work but between the cost and the crappy output from what this display could offer I think you'll be better off with a new board.
Mac Pro (Early 2009)
2 x 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
64 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Jason's M.2 512GB (PCI Adapter)
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16 GB (running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 natively with boot screen)
16TB RAID 0 Storage
1TB Samsung SSD T5 Scratch Disk via USB-C (PCI Adapter)
Apple Cinema Display (A1316)
27-inch (2560 x 1440)
I used this adapter and extension cable to get it working!
As far as the Apple Thunderbolt Display, I don’t own one to test. As far as the reading I’ve done, it won’t work because its Thunderbolt, as opposed to on the Cinema Display, Mini DisplayPort. It’s worth trying when the adapter is that cheap!
Hi there 2 years late. But this is now possible with powered active adapters that are coming down in price. However it's still risky testing, I had issues testing this setup on my Mac Pro with a PC r9 280x with the HDMI port but it sort of worked. However I had complete success getting my display working with my Xbox One X. Let me know if the link doesn't work for you, I made this post myself on Reddit after many years searching for solutions for PCs and laptops, I do also have an older adapter made by Kanex that was discontinued that can convert mini displayport to dual link DVI and needs to be USB powered but works perfectly!
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