Apple Monitor with Raspberry Pi


Hello there
A real novice. I have just ordered the Pi and looking forward to start using it.

I am thinking of buying an Apple Monitor second hand.

The one I have seen is Apple 15" LCD Monitor Studio Display / ADC Connector

On a mac, it drives power from the computer and the connector.

If I were to buy a ADC to HDMI connector, will the Pi accept it and will I be able to use this?

If not, should I go for one with DVI cable as I have a DVI to HDMI connector?

Many thanks


By the time you’ve bought a dinosaur Apple monitor and an Apple ADC to DVI adapter with a power feed ( you’ll almost certainly need a power feed or the monitor wont even turn on! ) you’ll surely have spent enough money to just get a really good, brand new DVI capable monitor. Is there any reason why you want an Apple monitor in particular?

A quick search, and I mean very quick, for the Apple ADC to DVI adapter turns up prices between $100 and $250.

Your best bet- look for a monitor that has an HDMI input, and bonus points if it has built-in speakers ( even if they’re awful they will be useful ) or a 3.5mm jack output for getting decent digital audio out of your Pi.


Thank you very much for your response.
it is very helpful.
The reason for the Apple Monitor was the looks and the cheap price I was getting it for.

I will look for an HDMI monitor.