• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horizontal lines on black areas

    • Written by from JOUTSA

    I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, 30" Cinema HD Display and adapter v.10.2, and suffer from the same errors on black areas as everybody else. The display is 4 years old and has worked perfectly until using this adapter.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My worst Apple product ever

    • Written by from ITHACA

    The 30" Cinema Display shows static, is less sharp that the direct DVI used to
    be, and from time to time doesn't detect the proper resolution
    (messing up all window sizes and positions from sleep) -- for
    which the only solution is to go back to sleep, unplug it, re-plug
    and wake the MBP again. Even giving it its independent power through
    an USB hub doesn't help.

    I find it really disappointing that Apple won't find a solution for this,
    even after so many months.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Woe is me

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    Just like everyone else ... it's bad enough to pay $100 for a cable, but then it's really bad when it gives you white static lines across areas of the screen that are black. To make it worse, I bought two of them.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iScrewed again

    • Written by from KAILUA

    I bought these cables because I had to if I wanted my new Unibody MacPros to drive my great old 30" HD Cinema displays. Doesn't work work at all. (Hmm, maybe they want to force me to dump my perfectly good display and buy a new $3000 display. How green is that!) I buy tons of high end Mac equipment, at least they could provide some support on what is obviously a high end problem. When you guys screww up you do it well. Apple - Take your (eye)Fingers out of your (eye)Aces and give your core customers some decent support on this issue. And DO IT NOW! (Expletives and the letter (I) removed to appease the filters)

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I am getting all of the same issues as the other commenters. My Dell 3007WFP which works fine with my old Macbook Pro is as good as unusable with my new MacBook Pro thanks to this adapter. Every 30 minutes or so the display gets these lines and the white static is nearly continual and especially noticeable when watching a video or editing text on a black background. None of the tricks suggested (such as using a USB hub) make a bit of difference and the Apple Store staff refuse to acknowledge the problem to the extent that I am considering hauling my 30 inch monitor into the store and showing them.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from East Windsor

    I purchased this cable to run my 30" screen from my new 27" iMac.

    As an 18 year user of Apple/Mac products this is by far the worst one I've ever purchased. The static lines in black areas of the screen on the 30" are annoying and distracting to say the least. If you have the time to disconnect and reconnect the cable and power on/off the monitor... yes, you will eventually get it to where it does go away. The question is... who has time for that?

    This has also been an issue for such a long time I'm floored that it has not been addressed! Can it really be that difficult? Why would you leave DVI connectors for this abomination? Looks like they really jumped the gun on the whole mini-disply port connection.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dark areas of the screen full of noise.

    • Written by from Moreno Valley

    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

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snow and Flickers

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    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

    • Written by from Mississauga

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works most of the time.

    • Written by from Lincoln

    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

    • Written by from Soquel

    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

    • Written by from kastrup

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Kapaa

    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

    • Written by from Durham

    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.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK

    • Written by from Valley Village

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed! F - 30" Cinema Display w/Oct2009 2.66Ghz Mac Mini

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    First of all... this cable is $100. They are charging the same amount for a cable as they charge for the base model iphone (at the time of this review)?! Ok, so I swallow the fact that it costs 10 times what it really should cost...but the overly priced product doesn't work well. Over two years I've run my 30" cinema display from a macbook pro with absolutely ZERO problems. It has been flawless. Brand new mac mini w/ 2.66Ghz processor, and the special $100 cable to connect my 30" display... I have to restart my computer twice a day to make the fuzzy vertical lines disappear. If you like having your display not function well, and if you enjoy fuzzy lines, and loss of color all over your screen, then buy this product. Otherwise... I recommend you find an alternate solution.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works sometimes, doesn't work other times, is always annoying.

    • Written by from San Mateo

    As I write this review, I've had to unplug and replug the adapter 3 (count 'em, 3! times). I am using an HP LP3065 display. I have all the same issues as everyone else on this thread. Apple should fix this adapter and replace all the ones that we bought.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flicker two or three times a day

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I am a totally MAC fan. I love their stuff. It is always quality. This thing is awful. I depend on my monitor as I do a lot of photo work. I had an older macbook pro which had the DVI output. Ok, so I have buy a 100 adapter now, I am sort of ok with that. Then I find it takes up one of my USB ports as well. A little less happy, but give me a product that works. Now this... Two or three times a day I need to cycle this thing. Very poor. I really hope they fix this.

    16 of 17 people found this useful