• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked perfect for me. Just Like it was designed.

    I used the cable to connect my 13" MacBook Pro to my 50" LG TV. The cable connected to my MacBook Pro correctly then I used a DVI to HDMI cable to connect the Apple cable so I was able to use the HDMI port on my LG TV. From there I just the Mac's systems preferences to clone the display. The picture was wonderful and I did not experience any of the issues like some of the other reviewers.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Found solution for Mac Pro 4,1

    I just bought this adapter to run two 30" Apple displays on a 2009 Mac Pro with GT120 video. At first I could get nothing from the mini display port using this adapter. But from reading the other comments regarding usb power, I tried connecting both the usb connector from the adapter and the usb connector from the display directly to the back of the Mac Pro (rather than connecting the display usb cable to the adapter case). That brought both displays to life in full resolution. Only been running a few minutes but seems good. Agree this is a very disappointing product, and as a very big purchaser going all the way back to Lisa (1983) I expect better of Apple.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a power issue

    Folks - 2 simple steps to make this work
    1. verify you have v1.02
    2. plug adapter's usb into a ipod/iphone ac power adapter and plug that into ac

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just a cable that does what it's supposed to

    Not sure why so many reviewers are blaming a wire for the fact that their computer can't connect with an external monitor. The cable is perfect and lets me add a 30in monitor to my new iMac. Don't blame the wire. The wire does just what it's supposed to do. if you use it for what it's not supposed to do, well, it's not the cable's fault.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dark areas of the screen full of noise.

    New unibody Macbook Pro. Older 30" cinema display.

    The only way to connect the two and run at native resolution 2560x1600 is to use this adaptor. But in any areas on the screen that are close to black there is random red / green / blue static noise. It is maddening. Especially when using any of the Apple Pro apps (Final Cut Studio etc.) which all have dark, dark interfaces.

    Apple are sending a replacement cable but with all the reviews on here I do not hold out much hope.

    $10,000 dollars of Apple hardware and software ruined by an overpriced cable that does not work to spec.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Flicker

    Using this device to connect my Cinema HD 30 to my brand Macbook Pro I get terrible static flicker. This occurs with or without the GPU turned on. I don't recommend this combination, or this adapter. This is poor execution on Apple's part

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I have a 17'' Macbook pro and a 30'' Apple Cinema Display, and I plugged the cable into both things and it worked immidietly. No problems what so ever and the resolution is great! Bravo!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snow and Flickers

    I depend on my mac and 30" monitor for making a living. I have a brand new macbook pro and 30" monitor. This adapter causes fickering and snow several times a day, sometimes requiring me to put the mac to sleep and wake up to fix it. Unacceptable!!! Apple needs to fix this!!!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased Mini DisplayuPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    Read these reviews but I have a Dell 30", Dell 24" and Samsung 22" (all of which work fine on

    1) Screen flickers once in a while (tolerable) but diappointing.
    2) Now when coming back from sleep, screen messed up.
    Have to reboot to fix which is particularly irritating as I have many apps open.

    Apple PowerBook 13.3" 10.6 bought dec 2009.
    1.02 Firmware on adapter.

    Overall ... very very disappointing.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How to run with Dell 30"

    The is a comment from a gentleman in this thread that mentions the USB connection. That is the key. I have a 3 year old Dell 30" monitor that would not work with the adapter. I have noticed that none of these laptops have enough juice to power the USB devices on a chain of hard drives, etc. So I had purchased an AC adapter powered Tripplite USB hub. When I plug the USB cable from the Apple dual link adapter to the powered hub the adapter works fine so far.

    Summary: If you want it to work you need an AC adapter powered USB hub or similar device.

    C.A.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works most of the time.

    The other reviewers are correct -- you buy this cable not because it works well, but because it's your only choice to drive a 30" monitor. When my MacAir goes to sleep, there's significant chance it will wake up with random vibration rainbows all over the screen. The best workaround I've found is to select a different screen resolution (for example, 2048 x 1536, and then re-select 2560 x 1600. You have to re-size your windows, but at least nothing else is affected. Not, in short, Apple's finest hour.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A great disappointment

    I bought a 30" cinema display, and loved it. Then I bought a new MacBook Pro with the dreaded mini DisplayPort. No problem Apple has a converter box, right? WRONG.

    This is a terrible piece of junk. Any area of the display with a single dark color is plagued with noise. It wrecked my investment. Thanks for letting me down Apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen blackouts

    After about a few minutes my screen goes beserk.
    the dual link to dvi adaptor is not only a waste of money, but also my 3000 dollars 30 inch cinema display is a complete waste.
    Worst is that apple has known this bug for a year and does not fix it.
    And im running it to a brand new 27 inch core i7 Imac.
    disapointed.....YES

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Vertical stripes and pixelated screen upon waking from MacMini 2.53

    I should have read the reviews here first, as I too am experiencing vertical banding upon waking up my 30" cinema display from sleep (usually overnight sleep only). I just purchased a new MacMini 2.53 (server model). I have not yet attempted to plug the USB adaptor into a powered USB Hub, as other have suggested. But this cable cost $100, and it should work plugged into the MacMini, unassisted.

    I was tempted to purchase the new 27" iMac, but I did not want to part with my 30" matte screen. It has to be the cable, as my 30" cinema display never exhibited this issue plugged into my MacPro (2 year old model). The cable is the only variable here.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    I have used this with my 17" MacBook Pro and with my new 27" iMac. Just plugged it in and worked. I am using it with a Dell 30" LCD. In both cases it just plugs in and works as I would expect. The Dell now displays in native resolution. The screen is not as good as the iMac screen but I do now have lots of screen real estate thanks to this device.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work on my Macbook Pro 17 with a Dell 30" Monitor

    Hey all,

    Just got it for one of my x mass gifts, well it doesn't work. I boot the computer, and then left it go to sleep and then try to wake it up by external keyboard, monitor comes on and then goes off.. Thats it, nothing else..... Have to hard re-start the macbook to get back into the OS. I cant believe apple made this piece of junk. If you have a dell 30" monitor dont buy this, it will not work!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda sort of works

    My work monitor is a 30" Apple monitor and so when I got my new 15" MBP, I went out and bought this cable. After about 2 mins, I noticed that there were random spots light (just like that old Window's Stars screen saver). After about 5 mins, the screen started flickering on and off. I did some research and found out that apparently, there are multiple versions of this product, and if you don't have Firmware 1.02, the problems are terrible. (You can find out your firmware in the System Profile.) So, I did a "Firmware upgrade", which for this product means returning it to the store and asking for a new. The problems are *mostly* gone (the random spots of light are gone, but the screen will still flicker after the computer has woken up). Still, what I would consider to be unacceptable for a $2,000 laptop, $2,000 monitor, and $100 cable.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty product. Very disappointing.

    I bought this cable less than six months ago and it now regularly flickers and stops responding, forcing me to disconnect and reconnect my 30" Dell monitor. This is immeasurably frustrating, because not only do i have to stop working, I also have to reposition all of my windows. Easily the worst apple experience I've ever had.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great NO Problems

    I used this cable to connect a new Mac Mini to my Apple 30-inch LCD.

    Complete plug and play - just plugged it in and it worked perfectly.

    It seems the people who have problems with this cable are those using non-apple displays. I would suggest using a third party adapter if you don't have the Apple 30-inch display.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK

    Much to my disappointment, this cable does not work - at least not anymore. I have a new 15" Unibody MacBook Pro and a 30" Apple Cinema Display. I had no problems with the cable for the first 3 weeks. I was shocked after reading all of the terrible reviews it got. I thought maybe I was lucky. But true to form, my luck ran out, as did the functionality of this cable. Flickering, static, color bars, blacked out screen, etc. now consumes my $2000 monitor. I was even more shocked when I called Apple Support and they danced around the issue until I was told to "just take it to the store." Apple flat out does not acknowledge the problems being reported about this product. I never thought compatibility would be an issue with an APPLE computer and an APPLE display. This chord has rendered my studio useless, as my 30" monitor was its cornerstone. I bought the chord because I had to. This is not an accessory!!! It is a necessity!!! APPLE, PLEASE RESOLVE THIS ISSUE!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

    28 of 28 people found this useful