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OleLila

Apple DVI to ADC adapter does NOT work on CRT with ADC connector

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I just wanted to put that title to the post so it would pop up quickly for anyone doing a search. It never crossed my mind that this adapter wouldn't work on the CTR's with the same connector. If you have a CTR that has the ADC connector, as best as I can determine, it must be powered via the video card...the adapter doesn't work. Luckily, had a card available and it worked out pretty well...nice bright screen. The adapter is for LCD's only.

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Yes, several people have been burned by that. In addition to not being able to physically power the CRT I also believe that Apple's DVI to ADC adapter *also* only carries the digital display lines used by LCDs through it. The CRT is an analog device.

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Updated topic title for clarity.

 

I thought this was common knowledge, but thinking about it, I don't suppose I can think of how it would've been, for anybody who wasn't there reading about this stuff when it was new. Wikipedia and LEM don't mention it.

 

Those displays are beautiful, and I'll admit, it's a bit of a bummer they can't be used elsewhere or powered by an external adapter, because they've been identified as the culprit in a couple situations where the power supply on a Power Mac has failed.

 

One other thing that's probably worth looking out for is whether that display works on Power Mac G5s with ADC connectors. I don't happen to know that off the top of my head.

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