How Can I Test New Apple Cinema Display?

My new 30" Apple Cinema Display arrived today but the arrival of my MacBook Pro is still 4 weeks out (I ordered both at the same time for dual warranty purposes). I cannot hook this ACD to my wife's 12" PB and the only other computer that may have the ability is my daughter's new iMac Intel Core Duo (but I'm not sure if it will power the 30" ACD). I would like to test for stuck or dead pixels. Can I plug the AC cord into an outlet and no video connection then power on or will this show no pixel anomolies, or worse, cause potential harm to my display? Anyone? Thanks to all that may reply.
PS: I threatened to cancel my order unless the Supervisor allowed me time to evaluate the new monitor the full 2 weeks AFTER the arrival of my MacBook Pro, so I have plenty of time, just no computer to run the darn thing!
PowerBook G4 12" aluminum & iMac Intel Core Duo   Mac OS X (10.4.5)   Apple 30" Cinema Display w/ iLift LCD monitor arm

I think pretty much any Mac with DVI will drive the 30" ACD, just not at the native resolution. You will get 1280x800. But if you are just looking at a solid full screen of a single color, for the purpose of trying to spot dead/stuck pixles, the low res shouldn't make any difference at all for such purposes.

Similar Messages

  • HT5219 How can i get the Apple Thunderolt display to show Windows 7 i run on my system using Paralells desktop..

    How can i get the Apple Thunderolt display to show Windows 7 i run on my system using Paralells desktop..

    You may need to set the slider at the upper-right corner of the Control window to something other than the extreme left-most position:
    Hope this helps.

  • HT2534 how can i creat new apple id

    how can i creat new apple ID for free plz helpe me out

    All Apple IDs are free.
    Frequently asked questions about Apple ID

  • HT202213 Why would my Apple TV suddenly stop recognizing my library.  Nothing has changed.  How can I test the Apple TV.  I have the latest updates.

    Why would my Apple TV suddenly stop recognizing my library.  Nothing has changed.  How can I test the Apple TV.  I have the latest updates.

    Could have to do with home sharing. Try turining off and then back on home sharing on your AppleTV.

  • Where can I buy a Brand New Apple Cinema Display 30"?

    I Already posted my question in the older Display topic, but I'm not sure it was the good place, so I post it here. If it's not the good place, you can move my thread to the good topic. Thanks.
    I'm looking for mounths to buy a brand new 30" Apple Cinema Display. I went to some Apple reseller/Apple Stores and each of them didn't really knew where I could buy it since it's discontinued. I can't believe there is no brand new 30" Apple Cinema Display lying around in some Apple Stores/Apple general center at Toronto or anywhere in USA.
    I really want one of them, and I'm ready to make anything to get one (phone call etc). I would like to get some help of where I can call or where I can go to get what I want. The price doesn't really matter now.

    Have you done google searches for it ("Apple 30" cinema display")?  That's all I can recommend.
    A quick google search turned up this page which apparently lists some new 30"s.
    Note, I did not follow those links to see if "new" really meant "new".

  • Hello everyone, hoping for some help with my new Apple Cinema Display 20"

    Hi everyone, I bought an Apple Cinema Display 20 inch LCD monitor, just about 3 weeks ago. I have two issues I am hoping to get some help with.
    1) I am using the screen on a PC with Windows XP, and I was very disappointed at the lack of PC support. I have no on screen display (OSD), so I can't see what percentage I have my brightness set to, and I can't alter the colour or contrast of the display, etc. Luckily it defaulted to very good settings, but I would really like to be able to use the (fan made?) program called "WinACD". If I would be best asking somewhere else, please direct me there. If not, my problem is that I installed it added the "Controls" tab, but it just says, Virtual Control Panel "None Present". I have tried googling for an answer, and I have seen many suggestions, but none of them worked. I installed the WinACD driver without my USB lead plugged in, and someone said that was important. So I have tried uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling it again with the USB plugged in, and a device plugged in to my monitor to be sure. It didn't seem to help. I have actually done this process a few times, just to be sure. So I would really like to get that working if possible.
    2) I am disappointed at the uniformity of the colour on the display. I have seen other people mention this (again, after a google search), and that someone seemed to think it is just an issue we have to deal with, with this generation of LCD monitors. Before I bought this screen, I had an NEC (20wgx2), and it had a very similar issue. Most of the time, you cannot see any problem at all, but if you display an entire screen with a dark (none prime) colour, like a dark blue green colour, you can see areas where it is slightly darker than others. It was more defined on the NEC screen, and that is why I returned it. I now bought this Apple Cinema Display, because it was the only good alternative to the NEC. (It has an 8bit S-IPS / AS-IPS panel, which was important to me). But the problem exists in this screen too. It isn't as bad thankfully, but it still exists... I have actually tried a third monitor just to be sure, and the problem existed very slightly in that one, so I think I am probably quite sensitive in that I can detect it.
    It is most noticable to me, because I do everything on this PC. I work, I watch films, and I play games. 99% of the time, I cannot see this problem. But in some games (especially one)... the problem is quite noticeable. When you pan the view around, my eyes are drawn to the slight areas on my screen which are darker, and it ruins my enjoyment. To confirm it wasn't just the game, like I said, I can use a program to make the entire screen display one solid colour, and if you pick the right type of colour (anything that isn't a bright primary colour), I can see the problem - albeit fairly faintly.
    I am pretty positive that it is not my graphics card or any other component of my PC, by the way, because everything is brand new and working perfectly, and the graphics card specifically, I have upgraded and yet the problem remains - even on the new card. Also, the areas that are darker, are different on this screen than on the other screens I have used.
    So basically, I would like to register my disappointment at the lack of perfect uniformity on a screen which cost me £400 (over double what most 20 inch LCD screens cost), and I would like to know if anybody could possibly suggest a way to fix it?
    It is upsetting, becuase although this problem exists on other screens too, this is, as far as I know, the most expensive 20" LCD monitor available today, and uses the best technology available too.
    p.s. If anyone would like to use the program that lets you set your entire PC screen a specific colour, it is called "Dead Pixel Buddy", and it is a free piece of software, made by somebody to check for dead pixels. But I found it useful for other things too, including looking at how uniform the colour of the screen is. That's not to say I was specifically looking for this problem by the way... the problem cought my eye.
    Thanks in advance!
    Message was edited by: telelove

    I've been talking about this on another forum too, and I made some pictures in photoshop to describe the problem. Here is what I posted on the other forum:
    Yes, "brightness uniformity" definitely seems to be the best description of my issue.
    Basically it just seems like there are very faint lines down the screen, that are slightly darker than the other areas on the screen. They aren't defined lines, and they aren't in a pattern. It's just slight areas that are darker, and the areas seem like narrow bands/lines. Usually you can't see it, but in some cases, it is quite noticeable. It is mainly when I'm playing a game. The slightly darker areas are not visible, and then when the image moves (because I am turning in a car, or turning a plane, or turning in a shooter etc.) the image moves, but these slightly darker areas stay still, and that makes them really stand out.
    As for how it looks, I tried to make an example in photoshop:
    Original Image:
    Then imagine turning the car around a bend, and then it looks like this:
    It's those lines in the clouds. If you can tab between the two images, you can see the difference easily. Imagine seeing those lines appear, every single time you move in a game. (I haven't tested this in movies yet, but I am assuming it's the same).
    It isn't very clear on a static image. But when the image moves, the darker areas stay in the same place and it draws your eyes towards them. It isn't terrible, but it is annoying, especially consider how much this screen cost.
    Message was edited by: telelove

  • Can I use an Apple Cinema Display as a second monitor for my iMac?

    I have a new 24" intel iMac and was wondering if I could use my old 20" Apple Cinema Display (aluminum) as a dual display. What cables do I need?

    Just had a good look inside my box and nothing. Maybe it's a Apple UK thing
    The back of my iMac does have a Mini DVI port so I'm gonna pop down the Apple store tomorrow morning to pick one up.
    Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know if I'm successful.
    Message was edited by: genpro

  • How can I use my 23" cinema display with a pc laptop?

    I see various questions out there about using Apple Cinema Displays and PCs, but each one has its own twist. If anybody can help with this scenario, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    I use one of the last editions of the Powerbook G4. I just bought a 23" Cinema Display and, of course, love it. It is supposed to replace an old CRT monitor in the home office, which brings me to my problem. Can I hook up a pc laptop to use with the Cinema Display (I ocassionally need the pc laptop and my wife and kid use it as well). I realize it will depend on the graphics card. Offhand I'm not sure which one it is, but the Dell is just shy of a year old and has good graphics, albeit VGA. I need a female DVI (I assume DVI-I) and a male VGA connector. Do these exist? I'm also looking for a PC Card DVI-I graphics card, but I don't know if these exist either.
    I could buy a Dell (or some other brand) monitor that has both DVI and VGA connections, but I really want to keep the Cinema Display. It's gorgeous.
    Thanks for any help.
    Powerbook G4 15" Mac OS X (10.4.5) 23" Cinema Display

    Thank you for the reply. I kind of figured this was the case. I have found two "boxes" that supposedly handle this problem. One is from Dr. Botts called Vgator and the other is from Gefen (, but these solutions are very expensive -- $300 each -- and I am not certain of the quality of the picture. For that kind of money, I could buy a cheap PC monitor and just use the Cinema Display for Mac-only needs, as it was intended.
    Take care.

  • How can I know if a Cinema Display 22 inch ADC is dead ?

    I bought a 22 inch ADC Cinema Display for my PowerMac G4/400 (Gigabit Ethernet). I upgraded the PowerMac with an ATI Radeon 7500 graphic card and a Sonnet 1Ghz processor. I'm running 10.4.9 and have the latest ATI driver for the card.
    When I plugged the ADC cable, the computer started but the display didn't light up. All lights are off and the USB ports are not powered. If I unplug he PowerMac, plug the display and plug the PowerMac back, I can't start it using the power button (on the display neither).
    I checked and rechecked my PowerMac and Cinema display specs and requirements and everything should be compatible. Is my Cinema Display dead ? How can I know for sure ? Are there any drivers I must install ?

    I'm having a similar problem, only it's recurring on several Cinema Display monitors on different machines.
    One thing we have been able to figure out is that the problem appears to be the power brick. By repeatedly unplugging and wiggling the power cord at the brick, the monitor will eventually come back on... until you restart it.
    This is VERY frustrating for such expensive monitors (not to mention being Apple products). I suspect the problem lies with faulty power bricks, and I'll be following up with Applecare to see what they have to say about it.
    - Alex Locke
    PowerMac G5 Dual Processor   Mac OS X (10.4.5)  

  • "New" Apple Cinema Displays coming?

    Any word on the rumor front of new ACD's coming out? Aside from the alleged 17" budget display, I've red some rumblings about new ACD's.
    If they make them in black....count me in.
    In general, I think Apple needs to make more things in black. Call me trivial, but how frakkin' good would the Mac Pro, the Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, and Cinema Displays liike with an anodized black aluminum enclosure? But obviously, the case color is not all that I'm interested in with the possibility of new monitors.

    Obviously, HDMI and expanded inputs would be a nice thing.

  • How can i get new apple id with out using credit card or visa card

    how can i get a new apple id with out using credit card or visa card?

    Hi xianlycier06,
    If you are looking to create an Apple ID without using a credit card, you may find the following article helpful:
    Apple Support: Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit card
    - Brenden

  • How Can I Get an 23" Cinema Display to work with a MacBook Pro 15"?

    A 23" Cinema Display (M8536) will not display with and adapter connected to a MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2010). Adapter used is Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. What's wrong?

    They removed the audio input, starting from your model, you will need an USB interface, there are may, and it depends on how high of quality you need.
    This works for most applications, unless you are trying to record "music quality" 20&index=electronics&hvadid=19014779847&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=777870 5971251328924&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5gt435btej_b

  • How can i create new apple ID without Payment card ?

    Hello ,,  i'm from libya and here we don't have Payment card's ,, and i need to creat new account and i don't know how ,, can any body Help ..!!

  • How can I connect a LED Cinema Display to Intel-based iMac?

    My iMac24" (Intel-based 2.8 Ghz Core 2 Duo) has a Mini DVI Output. The LED 24"Cinema Display has a Mini Display Port. Is there an adapter available to use the Cinema Display as an Extended Desktop?
    Need help urgently! Thanks.

    no 3rd party solutions available?
    As I said, there are no converters available, from any source.
    What makes the DisplayPort special compared to a MiniDVI?
    You can read up on DisplayPort here:
    That article lists some purported advantages.

  • How can I connect my 24" cinema display to a mac book pro retina HDMI output?

    Hi folks,
    I would like to have a macbook pro retina running three external displays (this is technically feasable):
    2 times a 27" Cinema displays through thunderbold ones (connecting them to the Thunderbold output, daysy chaining them)
    1 time a 24" Cinema display through mini display port (connecting it to the HDMI output as the resolution matches on both ends 1920 x 1200)
    Any idea which adaptor I would need as most of them are only working one way (the wrong way!..)?
    Thanks for you numerous inputs ;-)

    < ered.html>
    if you add a HDMI to DVI adapter.

Maybe you are looking for

  • Pages not loading properly. Flash problem ?

    I updated my osx to 10.7.2 yesterday, everything works fine except some pages in safari wont load up. For example, facebook loads in this way (image attached). I have flash player installed and updated. Do i need to reinstall flash ? or put some othe

  • SD card

    Hi , I bought a SD card for my Nokia Lumia 620 because the storage is full , actually I Surprised that I can't save app and games on it , is that a problem in my phone ? Solved! Go to Solution.

  • Set-PhysicalDisk failing with error: A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'MediaType'.

    Hi, I run the following command: PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk0 -MediaType SSD Set-PhysicalDisk : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'MediaType'. At line:1 char:46 + Set-PhysicalDisk -Frie

  • Package is corrupted PGP signature[SOLVED]

    Hello, I was trying to update my system with: pacman -Syyu One package kept coming showing: error: archlinux-keyring: signature from "Someone <[email protected]>" is unknown trust I attempted: pacman-key --refresh-keys But this did not help. I then a

  • Create a 2-dim array dynamically

    Hello! I have had this problem here before but try one moore time :-) This is the thing: We have a text-file from which we read. This textfile can be different from time to time. From this textfile we can catch numbers of columns and numbers of rows