• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worse than the cable before

    • Written by from Aldie

    I had the cable for 6 months and it stopped working. It would overheat when charging and would get tangled up easily and stop working. Terrible cable I liked the original ones better atleast they lasted way longer than the new ones

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've had this adapter for a few months now. As a long time Apple fan, this product is very dissapointing. I use this adapter on a mid 2009 MacBook Pro connected to a 30" ACD and it flickers like crazy on dark blacks. I primarily use the ACD for editing in Aperture... So I experience the flickering issue a LOT! I really expect better from an Apple product, especially when its a $100 cable connected to a $2000 display. I plan on trying several of the things I read on this forum tonight (such as using an iPad 10w adapter and checking the firmware), but even if they work this is a still a fail. Apple products should not need "fixes" they should just work.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snow on screen when waking up

    • Written by from Montreal

    mac mini, i5, 2.5 GHz connected on a dell 24" via HDMI-DVI adaptor . Same problem of snow when wake up from sleep mode (sometimes), I can see colored video snow.

    I m open to suggestion to fix this

    thanks

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable and Apple Support is Unable to Provide Solution

    • Written by from homeland

    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

    • Written by from Boston

    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

    Mini Display to Dual Link DVI adapter is really bad

    • Written by from Auckland

    It troubles me greatly to think that a 2007 Macbook is better than a 2011 simply for it's easy ability to plug into a Dell 27" display. The Apple Adapter requires all sorts of tricks to get to work. Apple should recall this product as it is just wrong. I want a refund (Not Fit For Purpose)

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance under the best conditions

    • Written by from Toluca Lake

    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

    Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI gives static

    • Written by from Caguas

    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

    Worst Apple Product

    • Written by from Marietta

    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

    • Written by from Franklin

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Flicker, Randomly won't work - terrible product

    • Written by from Danbury

    Quite simply - DO NOT BUY!!!

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst thing ever, can't even believe it's an official apple product

    • Written by from gold coast

    this is the 3rd one i got from apple and in less than 3 months it's already showing problems... screens goes black, you can't even touch or even think on touching one of the cables and everything dies than you have to unplug and plug everything back again... my screen shows little pixels flashing on solid black images... it's terrible... buy only if you don't have any other option...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    defective product, KNOWN ISSUE, demand replacement

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Hundreds of people, if not thousands, have suffered with this failure, perhaps Apple's worst product. If you look through discussions and the most helpful reviews, you will find hundreds of people with expensive 20+ and 30-inch monitors that will not function with this device and a new Mac. Do not buy this product.

    See Discussions Topic : Display flashes to solid black intermittently for solution

    As you can see from the post above, I believe I have a solution, jury-rigging an iPhone AC-to-usb charger with a USB extension to power the adapter. This brought back my 30-inch monitor. Also, the monitor works flawlessly with a 4 year-old Macbook Pro that has dual-link DVI native (no dongle/adapter).

    After spending an hour and half on hold, a senior tech admitted the KNONW ISSUE and is sending replacement now with firmware v1.02. I hope this resolves it, but others have said it is worse.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work

    • Written by from Santana de Parnaiba

    Just doesn't work, unusable. I have an early 2010 iMac and a Dell U2711 and it is totally useless. The screen keeps going to sleep for no reasen, keeps loosing signal and often the image becomes all noisy and unrecognizable.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HAD NO CHOICE

    • Written by from Houston

    I have been using my 30" ACD for over a year now with my 2 year old Macbook Pro. It had the DVI port so I was able to connect the monitor directly. I decided it was time to upgrade and I bought a new i7 17" Macbook Pro. Guess what? No DVI port. So I had to buy the Dual-Link DVI Adapter. They should have never taken the DVI port off of the Macbook Pro. So here I am stuck with either a double image (like that you see when looking at 3D without the glasses on) or blue/green/red interference lines.

    So I took the Macbook Pro, monitor and cable to the genius bar. Some genius. After trying 3 cables I was told that there was nothing he could do and that I should sell my monitor. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE MONITOR!!!!!!! He told me I was taking up too much of his time as he was only allotted 15 minutes to work out the problems. He let me pick the best Adapter and sent me on my way.

    NOW WHAT??????

    I am calling Apple tomorrow . . . . .

    Until the next post :(

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Horizontal Lines

    • Written by from La Habra

    Computer is a new i7 iMac, secondary display is a 30" Cinema Display. In black areas of the screen, there are horizonal lines flickering across the screen. It's usable, but ugly.

    Apple won't send a replacement until they receive this defective one, which will leave me out of commission for a week or two. I stopped by an Authorized Apple Retailer, and got another DisplayPort adapter. The replacement was WORSE than the original.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most un-Apple product from Apple ever

    • Written by from San Jose

    I pretty much buy everything Apple makes and love it. However, this adapter is junk by any standard. I hooked it up to two different Dell monitors and in each case the screen will randomly flicker or go fuzzy. I usually spend 15 min of my day just unplugging and plugging in the display to get rid of the fuzz. Apple, I still love you, but please right this wrong and fix this product.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replace Dual Link DVI Adapter

    • Written by from San Diego

    This has been driving me crazy for months.... I had streaks going across my 30'. I tried everything except replacing....

    It took a trip to the APple store and demanding a replacement.... they tried to say that this was not an issue with the cable but i just demanded an exchange after reading this thread.

    Replaced cable drives my 15' macbook pro with 30 monitor perfectly.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from Waxhaw

    Plugged it in to my MacBook Pro with my 30" Cinema Display, worked once only with flickering results. Apple doesn't seem to be interested in resolving this faulty issue with this product. Very sad.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker Issues on Black/Dark Backgrounds

    • Written by from Clifton Hill

    Like a lot of people, I too am experiencing green & blue flickers on black/dark parts of the screen when connecting my brand new 15" MBP to an Apple 30" Display. I had hoped this wouldn't happen to me with brand new equipment but there you are...

    67 of 68 people found this useful