• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product I've ever bought

    This is the worst product I've ever bought. It works fine for a while until the screen goes black and I have to unplug and replug the cables to fix the problem. There's also intermittent flickering. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

    Adapter Type: Apple Mini DisplayPort To Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    Adapter Firmware Version: 1,03

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent problems to the point it's unusable

    From the start of using this product there was the occasional problem where the external screen would boot with a lot of static, then turning it off and back on would sort that... okay. Next got a bit more serious where the external screen would have red lines appearing all over it, then it would slow down and fade away. Pulling the cables in and out multiple times eventually sorted that. Finally the screen would disconnect completely and moving the cables around would fix that however this time even when making as little movement as possible at the desk it will randomly drop off then kick back into action or just completely drop dead. I know it isn't the monitor as connecting directly through DVI from my PC works without fault every time. This has happened on my mac mini and then my Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Oh well, time to go cable hunting I guess but won't be buying that from apple again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    once did work

    Bought this with a new mac air 2013 to plug into my Eizo cg240 and it worked that year.

    After travelling for a while and applying recommended OS updates I arrived home to plugin to Eizo monitor to find the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter no longer worked!

    Upgrading to OSX10.11 and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter on my mac air 2013 is blind to the Eizo monitor.

    Waste of money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Creator of Headaches

    Do not buy this product. I have invest my hard earned dollars in keeping my mac 30 inch cinema display which is still running strong. The adapter is billed as being compatible with a number of Mac computers. I recently purchased a refurbished Mac Mini from Apple, and was planning to use this Apple “Mini Display to Dual-Link DVI Adapter” to work with my Apple Cinema Display. Right out of the box the adapter was a problem. The Cinema Display would just remain black upon starting up my Mini. After much cable, USB plugging & unplugging, and running around, the monitor finally starts up. The first start up was a bunch of strange vertical bands, weird and has never happened before when connected to my old first gen Mac Pro 1.1. Then after several more of forced restarts, my Cinema Display finally starts working. The next big headache is after being shut down for several or more hours, the problem of a black screen with start-up begins anew. The small light on the Cinema Display does light up, but there’s nothing but black on the screen. I’ve phoned into for Apple support, they are indifferent. I’ve been buying Apple since 1992, and this adapter is the worst thing I’ve dealt with from them. So beware, risking your own money.

    For those that are stuck with this thing, I’ve checked my firmware(version 1.03). After days of testing, and research I’m thinking it’s the USB plug that is creating the problem.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter does not work with Mac mini and 30" monitor

    Have a 30" Apple Studio monitor that I planned to use with my new Mac Mini

    Before I bought the computer I checked out whether or not I could use it. All specs checked out.

    All the technical specifications and literature says the adapter was specifically built for this application.

    Except it doesn't work.

    The first cable produced an image the first time it was plugged in.

    Went away and never came back.

    Returned the first cable and got a second.

    No image.

    Guess I will return it and live without my 30" monitor that is THEORETICALLY supported (but not in practice).

    Too bad we can't rate it as a 0, because that is what it deserves

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent problems with display interference

    This is very typical of Apple to ignore lots of long standing problems choosing instead to just rush out yearly OS and iOS "updates" meanwhile leaving users with real problems that never get fixed.

    I use a 30in ACD with 2013 MacBook Pro* and in use, the image quality of the Cinema Display degrades during use (normally after a couple of hours) and the only remedy is to unplug the display adapter from the Mac and re-insert.

    Sometimes it takes a couple of attempts.

    The problem still occurs (although less frequently) when the MacBook is connected to mains power.

    *Apple have a very different meaning to the word "Professional" than I do - I need my equipment to work properly and reliably throughout an entire working day.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best for Apple 30" Cinema Display

    I tried to use this adapter with my existing Apple 30" Cinema Display. I actually tried two different ones. Both showed lots of colored sparkles in black areas of the screen. Apple support was not very helpful or interested. Very unfortunate since I had just dropped $6000 on a new MacPro and this is the Apple recommended adapter to connect to the ultimate (their words) Apple 30" Cinema Display. (Check the Apple store MacPro accessories.) After weeks of frustration, I bought a Kanex C30 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI $99. Works great! No sparkles. May even wake from sleep faster. Not as pretty, no pass-thru USB, but now I can use my multi-thousand dollar monitor. Thanks Kanex. Apple take a lesson.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Mini Killer-DO NOT BUY

    I have used Apple products for 20 years. I have previously always been happy with the dependability of the machines and peripherals. I was using the 2.0 firmware version of this adapter with my 2013 i7 2.3ghz Quad 2012 Mac Mini and my trusty 30" Apple Cinema Display. I'd have to turn the computer on and off a few times to get it all running, but it would eventually come on and once it was running, all seemed fine. After a os system update, things got worse, and I'd have to reinstall the os every 2-3 starts. This got old, I tried every SMC reset/PRAM reset, etc., and eventually came across threads which indicated the 2.0 firmware was the problem, and to get the 3.0 version. Checked the apple website to verify, everything looked compatible, went to my local Apple store, got the adapter, got home, plugged everything in, and bingo! I was in business immediately. Sigh of relief! Went to bed several hours later and left the computer running as usual, got up the next morning and the computer had died. I tried everything, to no avail, eventually bought another mini off ebay, plugged it in, all was well until it was restarted and then the mini was dead. Have had both minis tested extensively and it seems the copper plating sandwiched in the middle of the logic board has been damaged beyond repair, all other components are fine. The only change made to the system was that stupid adapter, and I've connected the monitor to several other computers (without the adapter) since, with no issues whatsoever. An expensive couple of doorstops and an unhappy month; I hope to save someone else from the pain. Poor quality control, Apple! My first really bad apple experience, but it was a doozy! DO NOT BUY THIS!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the Mac Mini if you want HDPC

    Just got my Apple Mini DisplayPort To Dual-Link DVI Adapter so I can watch HD movies, guess what it will not display HDPC content. If I just use a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (lower resolution) work fine with the "HD" content. Don't know if the adapter is defective or if it is just the Apple Mini that has issues.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter about 7 months ago to connect my 15" rMBP to my 27" DELL U2713HM display.
    The adapter has been playing up since day 1.
    The picture on the external display would randomly go off for a second and come back, become snowy or flicker like crazy.
    Apple has replaced the adapter for me today with a brand new one (great customer service btw) however it is showing the same symptoms as the old adapter.
    Taking into account that there is no other solution at this stage to use my 2560x1440 resolution monitor with my laptop and the high price tag of the adapter, i'm very disappointed.
    Would never use it and ask for my money back if there was another option. Booo Apple

    PS (the adapter firmware is up to date as well as everything else on the laptop side)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a matter of IF but WHEN it starts playing up

    Horrendously expensive for what they are, and I've lost count of how many I've been through over the years. It seems inevitable that after a while you get intermittent flickering/noise appearing on the screen, to varying degrees. Lucky you if it happens while still under warranty, because Apple is great at replacing it no questions asked. But if outside of warranty, too bad, and not cheap to replace.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, buggy product.

    I have an old 30" DELL monitor and have to use this by necessity. I've had it for about 5 years and it has never worked properly. There's constant light background noise on the screen, it sometimes glitches completely, and so on.

    If you can possibly avoid it, do not use this. Unfortunately, if you have a dual-link DVI monitor, you don't have much choice :(

    (and yes, I'm on firmware 1.03)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of green digital noise...

    Just upgraded to a new MacPro and Pegasus2 Raid drive, so after shelling out huge money for that setup I wanted to continue to use my 30" Apple Cinema Display and not have to buy another monitor. Bought this adapter thinking that would be easy enough but am very unsatisfied with the results. I get get constant green digital noise in any areas of black on my screen. It's pretty much constant and nothing seems to fix it. I'm sure it's not the monitor, since I can plug it back into my old Mac Pro tower and everything works fine. At $100 for the cable I'm very unhappy. Does anyone know of another way to still use my monitor? Is there an HDMI adapter that anyone can recommend?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad performance and ultimate failure.... TWICE!

    I love Apple products but this one is absolutely terrible. I have a 27" Crossover 27Q monitor and bought this cable when I bought my Late 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro. I put up with random flickering and cut-outs (on average just a few a day...), but after 5 months it died. I then talked the manager of the local Apple Store to let me exchange it for a new one, which exhibited the same issues and died a mere 2 months later. I actually just ordered a new monitor that uses native display port to avoid this hassle. What went wrong with this product? Is the technology just fundamentally flawed or did Apple cheap out on this expensive adapter?

    Very uncharacteristic of Apple to let such low quality slide.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst apple product ever

    flickering, coloured snow .... worst adapter ever !!!!!!!!!!! ( and yes i have the latest firmware version ): shame on you apple for such a badly designed and badly controlled product

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monitor doesn't wake up with the laptop

    When I "wake up" the laptop the monitor doesn't come on. The adapter starts cycling as if it can't get enough power. If I unplug and replugin the USB for the adapter the monitor wakes up.

    Also, the device draws a *lot* of power, my late 2013 MBP can't power the adapter unless the MBP is plugged in.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Me Too

    I've had one of these a week shy of a year now. From the get-go it would flicker.

    Well a few days ago immediately after one of these flicker events my MacBook Pro Retina shut down. It would only boot after a reset of the SMC, then a safe boot then a normal boot. After this event as soon as I would connect this, or any adapter to my MBP it would either shut down or kernel panic. I tried with different adapters, different displays, different keyboards, different everything. I reinstalled the OS too.

    So off to Apple goes my MBP for hardware repair due to damage brought about by this adapter.

    Meanwhile since I can't be without a laptop I purchased another MBP and another of these adapters. Within a day this replacement pathetic adapter started to flicker too.

    My experience is like so many others - this thing is worse than junk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As everyone else has said, this is broken

    Unbelievable that they continue to sell this. Loses connection with the display every 10-15 minutes. Flickers. Absolute garbage - be prepared to return it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all Gravy now but I'm still giving it 1 Star

    I thought my Beloved 30" Cinema Display was toast but it turned out it was this adaptor. I got lucky, I only need to replace the adaptor once.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK AND CAUSES HEADACHES

    Too bad Apple ! $100 for this bought a very nice (and expensive) 27 LG Display Color Prime... Now I have all sorts of distortions and flickr.. Image is unusable at most times and I also get black screen from time to time. LG won' give me any support as they do not trust the adapter... too bad! DO NOT BUY THIS THING - worst Apple product ever. FULL RECALL NEEDED (and why take an usb port for power???) --

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