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I have been trying to connect my 20" Apple Cinena HD display to a Lenovo ThinkCentre running Win7, i bought an adapter to deal with the DVI-D Single Link to VGA connection, but the screen has not responded, I cannot configure the PC until I get a screen working.

Edit: To clarify this was Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 Desktop PC - Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz, 160GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. I replaced the default 2GB DDR3 with 4GB DDR3. And it was a $5 adapter. It's hard to tell if that's the problem, but if it is, then I'm not sure where to get one that fits. Apparently the model is: RB-M58/C2D but I am not familiar with the numbering scheme so I am not sure, just that it is an M58.

Edited by Goldfinch

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Is this the M9177LL/A ? If so DVI-D to VGA would be more than a few dollars. I continue to find folk trying 5, 10 buck adapters and that's a dead end. Sometimes they want a technical reason why it doesn't work. That's on the web.

Let's here more about the exact models of the machines and what else you from from the Lenovo other than VGA.

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Just noticed your question started referencing the Apple Display not the Lenovo, yes that appears to be the model.

Edited original post. Reproduced from above.

Edit: To clarify this was Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 Desktop PC - Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz, 160GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. I replaced the default 2GB DDR3 with 4GB DDR3. And it was a $5 adapter. It's hard to tell if that's the problem, but if it is, then I'm not sure where to get one that fits. Apparently the model is: RB-M58/C2D but I am not familiar with the numbering scheme so I am not sure, just that it is an M58.

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All 5 dollar adapters do not convert VGA (analog) to DVI-D (digital.) Since that's so well discussed, let's not repeat why it doesn't work.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd001803 notes a DisplayPort. That might work.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158234 and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816166 is from your PC's displayport to DVI-D (which your M9177LL seems to have. Both are digital so that's what I would have chosen for an adapter.

You'll want to check which DisplayPort size is on your PC

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Hi, It looks like if plugging the monitor into the DisplayPort will work then it needs to be a DVI female to DisplayPort male link, I looked at the link you gave me for a DisplayPort but its for a male-male connector. Would this work? http://www.amazon.com/Dell-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Adapter/dp/B00Q20H3O8%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-ffsb-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00Q20H3O8
If the price is really an indicator of quality I could try to find a more expensive one, but this is the only one that came up from the few I looked at so far that seemed to fit the bill. I'm just guessing that I recognize the Dell brand name so maybe its good. No expertise implied here.

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The Dell adapter looks OK. While I've set these up over the years, I don't recall your exact monitor and PC. But this looks like the usual so I hope for the usual result (working.)

It's a shame there are folk making 5 dollar VGA to digital cables. I guess there are folk that will hope and buy such things even if they shouldn't work. That is, not one has been seen working here across a few hundred instances (I used to run a repair shop.)

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