• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of green digital noise...

    • Written by from WILMINGTON

    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?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad performance and ultimate failure.... TWICE!

    • Written by from Portland

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst apple product ever

    • Written by from Cannes

    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

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monitor doesn't wake up with the laptop

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flickering Me Too

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As everyone else has said, this is broken

    • Written by from Washington

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

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from DALY CITY

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK AND CAUSES HEADACHES

    • Written by from Mairiporã

    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???) --

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 8 months then died

    • Written by from KANEOHE

    This adapter was used to connect the Mini DisplayPort of a May 2013 Mac mini to a 2012 Dell dual-link DVI monitor (2560 x 1440). The adapter stopped working after only 8 months of use.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gray background flickering

    • Written by from Cold Spring Harbor

    Wow, I read all the bad reviews about flickering issues but went ahead and bought the expensive adapter anyway, as I am not aware of any other solutions to connect my new macbook pro to my cinema display.

    The grays are flickering constantly. I just can't believe that Apple hasn't corrected this problem and keeps selling these expensive, faulty adapters. My adapter is brand new, it has firmware 1.03.

    It's just unbelievable that it's not possible to connect a high-end *Apple* macbook pro with a high-end *Apple* display. The computer and display are among the most expensive on the market, I paid thousands of dollars, and the image quality with the flickering is just unacceptable.

    Usually I'm too lazy to write reviews, this is the first one I write, but this is just crazy.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still problems with this product: really needs an external power supply

    • Written by from London

    Initially (i.e. for the first week or so) this product worked on an NEC Reference 3090, with occasional drop outs to lower resolutions running with a brand new MBP 15" (late 2013). Today however, it became unable to output at the native resolution no matter how many shut downs and device disconnects I did. In desperation I read the reviews and noticed the threads pointing out the problem with the device not receiving enough power from the computers USB port. I tried with a spare iPhone charger and a M-F USB cable...hey presto immediately back to full resolution!

    This product works, but not as described (i.e. really needs a dedicated external power supply). Very disappointing and proves that not all Apple products 'Just work'. Wait until the Mac Pros arrive and everyone has to use them to connect to high resolution monitors....Let's hope those USB ports have more power.

    I'll see how stable it is with external power and repost if I have fresh problems.

    BTW I checked and this is ver. 1.03 firmware.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work ?- here is the solution!

    • Written by from Greifenberg

    Don't bother with this flaky adapter - buy another brand. I now have an adapter from Dr. B*tt, it works like a charm... rocksolid with my 30" Dell 3007WFP using MacMini Late 2012.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A piece of garbage...

    • Written by from Bloomington

    …after I spent so much for the 30HD!!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First truly awful Apple product I've ever owned.

    • Written by from Travelers Rest

    Sorry to say it, but all the negative reviews are right. This adapter is really great at displaying snow all over your display with what's actually supposed to be there just barely showing through!

    When it works, it works great. Problem is, it displays snow about 20 times a day.

    Total fail. :(

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 4 months

    • Written by from Duvall

    I read the negative reviews of the adapter... but having a 30 inch cinema display I need to use with my Retina MacBook Pro, there weren't a lot of options.

    Worked fine until... yesterday when I came back to my desk and my system had shut down due to a kernel panic. Joy, upon reboot discovered that all my email accounts were wiped out. 3 hours later after restoring MacOS and all my data from backups i discovered it was the DVI Adapter that failed and caused the panic. Wow.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from La Veta

    Starts off ok, but over time this becomes almost unusable. I've used the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter for just over a year with a 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt port and Dell 30" monitor. For the first few months I didn't have any problems, or none that couldn't be fixed by simply toggling the monitor off/on. But over the last few months the problem has increased in frequency and severity. Often the only way to get my monitor back is to shut down my system for an hour. If I'm lucky I may get a few hours of work afterwards. If not the snow/distorted pixels, flashing, blinking, and gray/black screen will reappear a few minutes after starting up.

    I did not have any problems (and still don't ) using this monitor with a 2007 MacBook Pro with built in Dual-Link port.

    Sorry, it there are typos in this post. My monitor is blinking on and off and pixels are distorted with snow, so I can't proofread what I've typed.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cr@p

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    Makes my macbook pro freeze up randomly... very annoying and expensive.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy it if you have an Apple Cinema Display 30 ¨

    • Written by from Tenerife

    Does not work with an Apple Cinema Display 30¨ and a macbook air summer 2012. When time passes, appear blinking dotted lines, and are unbearable to behold. It is unfortunate that Apple did not check their Apple products before selling something.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage.

    • Written by from PENSACOLA

    The worst adapter I have ever had the displeasure of using. Sleep->Resume usually results in digital snow, sometimes the display randomly cuts out while being used. It's a rampant problem with these adapters with no fix in sight from Apple. Do not buy!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent freezing and statatic

    • Written by from Cumberland

    I have used this with both a Dell 2407WFP-HC and a Benq Q24W5. Roughly 33% of the time, upon waking the MBP from sleep the external screen is covered with coloured noise. Even worse, once in a while (maybe 1 out of 10 times), while unplugging and plugging the adapter back in the entire system locks up with the blue "I'm examining the displays" screen. Only get the Dual-Link adapter if you *really* need it. Get a single-link (or HDMI or regular display port) adapter if at all possible.

    15 of 21 people found this useful