• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter is intermittent

    I still haven't found any of these adapters that work properly and continue to work properly. The Apple version of this lasted about 18 months before it started displaying green lines through any of the black areas. It also occasionally just arbitrarily decides to show a black screen, flickering back and forth between working and not for no apparent reason. I suspect that having USB power the adapter was a poor design choice, as it seems that it's a voltage drop that causes the problem. I've tried two of these adapters with varying success. My recommendation? If you are given a 30" display and only have a Thunderbolt or mini displayport to plug it into, just move along.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very very unreliable

    Almost every day I have to unplug this device from my Imac 27" Retina, and plug it back in to reboot it to power my external Benq monitor to unscrew the image on the Benq. What a load of rubbish!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working every so often

    As the other reviewers state, this product will definitely shut off every so often. You then need to disconnect and reconnect either the DVI connection or the USB/mini-DisplayPort side. I've used this thing for years and it been very random for me. Sometimes days go by with no problems. Sometimes the thing needs to be reset 10 times in one hour. Mac mini feels like a somewhat neglected product and this peripheral doesn't help that perception.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

    Dissappointed

    This adapter only works for does not work as specified which is for anything above 1920x1200. I have tried this adapter using: Dell 3007WFP, MacBookPro5,1 and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter firmware version 1.0.3.

    I am really hoping that Apple will fix these issues because a lot of people in Tech Writing, IT, Software Development, Engineering, and Movie/Photo editing require 2560x1600 on 30" monitor (whether generic or Apple manufactured) making their day to day lives easier.

    Please help us Apple! :-)

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another fail for Dell 3007WFP-HC

    I got this a while back for my 15 inch Macbook Pro. Although 2560x1600 looks amazing on OSX, there was so much obvious distortion that the adapter obviously has a design flawed. I tried jigging the cable numerous times. Overall, it just doesn't work. Judging by the other reviews, seems like Apple completely ignored fixing this problem. If this happens to you, Apple will give you a full refund, so save your receipt. It's a shame though, I've been using Windows all these years because of this issue (and some other), while I could have been on OSX.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Christmas time on my 27" Dell monitor! (Festive colored snow)

    So, we've got 3 of these in my office, connected to our Dell 2560x1440 monitors, everyone experiences sporadic connection issues. Just snow for me, but it's still really irritating, especially for a 99 dollar cable with an Apple logo on it!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    I have an i7 Mac Mini and a Dell 27" monitor. EVERY time the Mac wakes from sleep, the screen is all snowy, needed me to switch the monitor off and back on. On a couple of occasions the screen will not clear until a full restart, and one a few occasions, I have had the Mac lockup showing the "Please Restart Your Computer' screen.

    Absolute rubbish!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Hasn't Apple Fixed This Yet?

    total failure, this adapter will cut off, have to be reset hundreds of times, and cause more stress than it could ever be worth. TOTAL RIP OFF.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable and Apple Support is Unable to Provide Solution

    I purchased a Makpro with two graphics cards supporting a total of six monitors and four of these adapters for a trading application. Every now and then a monitor will go blank at random and when that happens all the monitors fail to blue screens and when they reinitialize, the contents of all screens are scrambled. Support has asked a lot of questions but has not provided any solutions and now is not responding to my emails. I will have to return the computer and adapters and go back to the dreaded PC's (which have other issues but not this one). Too bad, otherwise, the computer is quite good. I have 8 Macs total so I am not new to them.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    For $100, you'd expect a reliable piece of electronics. These adapters have done nothing but break and act completely unreliably.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance under the best conditions

    This adapter causes the Apple 30" Cinema Display to turn on and off after being plugged in for more than an hour. It worked better that this initially, but after owning it for a few months, it started causing problems. The flickering occurs every one to 30 seconds, rendering the display essentially useless.

    I seldom rate any product with one star. Generally, it seems overly harsh. In this case, though, the product is so expensive, so cumbersome, and works so badly, it's really the only review I could give.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product I have ever got. Very unstable

    Connect to dell 30" to my new macbook pro with this adapter. Every hour I need to replug it because the display turns to something unreadable. Snow noise, zig-zag, etc. The worst, bluetooth keyboard and mouse suddenly stop working. Suggest others not to buy it!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI gives static

    I have a 2010 model 17" MBP with a Dell 30" monitor and the adapter causes static on the screen when the MBP is woken up from sleep. The problem is fixed by unplugging the adapter from the MBP then re-plugging, sometimes 2-3 times. MBP works fine with other monitors; monitor works fine with other computers (without adapter). Clearly a problem with this product.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money and time on this product.

    Using a mid 2010 Macbook pro and 30" Dell screen. Everyday for 8 months I had to unplug and replug the dual line or turn the monitor on and off to get it to work. For 8 months I have endured this useless, expensive cable but what choice did I have? I didn't want a glossy 27" monitor. After taking the cable back to Mac several time and even buying a new dual link cable, still no better. Replaced my Dell with the latest version 30" and still the screen was static or black. I was even thinking of buying a new laptop.
    But the answer is a simple- mini display port to display port cable. $13.75 for a 2m cable. Works perfectly and gives 2560 x 1600 res. Makes me sick I wasted my energy and time. I still can't believe Apple would sell such a bad product after owing Macs for nearly 30 years.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still flickering!!

    I thought after more than 2 years since reports of flickering with this adapter became apparent Apple would have fixed the problem. Unfortunately I am experiencing the same problem connecting my Mac Mini 2010 to my 30 inch Apple Display. I am trying to ignore the flickering. Its probably because the 30 inch Display is old technology and not really compatible with current Macs.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    It pains me to write this because I am a huge fan of Apple and own a ton of their products. This is the WORST product Apple has ever put out. It just doesn't work. I use it to connect a 30" Samsung 305T to my 15" MBP. Lots of flickering and noise, and that is when it isn't cutting out on me. It has been happening for YEARS with no fix in sight. Avoid at all costs!

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail: Cinema Display 30 and Macbook Pro

    Flicker (off/then back on) every 10 minutes or so. Once a week, the screen goes to static. This is neither a faulty monitor, nor a faulty MBP. Hook the Cinema Display 30 to an old MB with dual dvi out, works great.

    This adapter is a faulty product, and Apple should recall and replace it. Many have the same problem.

    I expect compatibility when I do pay the premium prices for all Apple products.

    Apple, are you listening, at all?

    34 of 36 people found this useful