How to Adapt an Apple ADC Connector to DVI

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How to Adapt an Apple ADC Connector to DVI
A DVI port has room for 29 pins. (dvi stecker #2 image by Val Thoermer from Fotolia.com)

The Apple Display Connector (ADC) is a proprietary connector for monitors that combines video, audio, USB and power in one cable. This connection type was intended to reduce the need for multiple cables. However, because ADC was limited to Apple products, it never fully caught on, and was no longer used on any Apple products after 2004. You can use ADC monitors by using a DVI-to-ADC adaptor.

Skill level:
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  • DVI-to-ADC adaptor

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Plug the AC plug cable portion of the DVI-to-ADC adaptor into the wall outlet.

  2. 2

    Connect the USB cable and DVI cable to the ports on the computer. These cables fork off from a single cable connected to the DVI-to-ADC adaptor base.

  3. 3

    Connect the ADC cable portion of the DVI-to-ADC adaptor into the monitor.

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