View Full Version : New Studio display and beige G3

Drew Endicott
02-05-2001, 09:09 PM
How can I adapt a new 17" Srudio Display to the beige G3?


02-05-2001, 09:52 PM
Drew; I don't know. After Apple came out of the dark ages two years ago to join the VGA crowd, they since have produced TWO different and unusual connectors for flat panel, LCD displays.

I can't point to an exact URL, but Mike Breeden has had a lot to say on this subject. Try a search at http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ .

Also try a TIL search at Apple's site.

[This message has been edited by Louie (edited 05 February 2001).]

02-06-2001, 06:37 AM
Didn't Griffin or somebody finally come out with an adapter for this?

I also thought it was listed on the Apple website?


02-06-2001, 01:24 PM
I think Apple sells an adapter for adapting last year's LCD's to this year's LCD. Drew needs to go back thru a time warp; either to the beige G3's on-board video connector or a VGA connector on a PCI card fom this year's LCD.

This is actually worse than forcing everyone into USB, FireWire, and NO FLOPPY!

02-06-2001, 04:00 PM
It is really strange. It doesn't seem possible to buy two of Apple's new displays. My friend wants a matched set of Apple's 17 Studio Display, but there's no way to adapt an ADC monitor to a non-ADC port (mainly for power reasons I gather) and there are no ADC cards that will work outside the AGP port that I can see.

Drew Endicott
02-06-2001, 10:21 PM
After calling Griffen,Apple,Belkin,etc.I have found that there is no way to attach 2 new Apple studio displays to the new G4.
Apple says that they can't install 2 NVIDIA cards because it would draw to much power.The new displays pull power through the connector. I sent back the 15" LCD display.Guess I'll buy a non Apple.

Thank for all your feed back


[This message has been edited by Drew Endicott (edited 06 February 2001).]

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02-06-2001, 11:16 PM
But the original question was about connecting a new Studio Display to a beige G3. Can that be done?

Drew Endicott
02-07-2001, 01:20 AM
At this point NO. Everyone I talked to had no solution for attaching a new display to the beige G3.Again the power issue!
That question came about when I thought I would attach one of the new Apple displays to the G3 and move my 21" mitsubishi to the G4.


02-08-2001, 01:07 AM
More about ADC... http://homepage.mac.com/macspecialist/