20", 23", and 30" LCD Display introduced in 2004 discontinued in 2010.

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How can I attach a VESA mount adaptor to this monitor?

I'm hoping to attach two of these monitors to a sit/stand work station. It's configured for a PC and Apple told me to get VESA mount adaptors, but they only seem to work with newer Mac monitors. Has anyone figured out how to do this?

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What is your model number?

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If you look at the Tech Specs page for a Cinema Display, the specs say "Compatible with VESA FDMI (MIS-D, 100, C) compliant mounting solutions. (Requires optional Cinema Display VESA Mount Adapter, M9649G/A)"

So if you get the M9649G/A, or perhaps this generic an Apple VESA Mount Adapter you should be Golden.

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I made clear to Apple what kind of monitor I have and they assured me the MD179ZM/A would work.

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Thanks! I'll see if I can exchange the two adapters purchased for the correct ones.

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Carolyn - I wish I had seen your comment earlier. Apple techs (via phone) assured me that the MD179ZM/A would work. Not.Even.Close. For the first time ever, I am complaining loudly to Apple for this misdirect. :(

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So wait, your saying you don't need the mount adapter? i'm confused because clearly you do. What's the answer to this question, I'm not buying a what is now called a vintage part that cost more then what the monitor is worth.

Does anyone have an actual solution to this problem?

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@its4fern - No you do need an adapter to mount your display to a VESA mount. The issue here was they have two versions and you need the correct one for your monitor.

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@Dan ok i see. I wish there was a 3rd party solution to this problem. The correct version's, "if you have the non LCD cinema display" going rate is somewhere near $300 which at this point is more likely the cost of that aging display.

I searched everywhere and haven't found anything affordable, if anyone has any suggestions.

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Here's a good Vid on how it's done VESA mount adapter for older iMac's, Cinema Display or Thunderbolt display

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@Dan I have a pre LCD apple cinema display. I never bought the adapter at the time because it wasn't something i needed or had the setup for. I now have a use for it, my display still works great, I got it in 06 and the adaptor rages anywhere from $200 to $400.

If i bought a non apple display around the same time I wouldn't need an adapter to mount it A and B i'm pretty sure it wouldn't cost the insane amount.

Clearly my only solution is to buy a new display.. that's my problem.

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Sorry timing is everything. You could try looking though eBay or online junk stores.

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I know this is an older question but I just found this alternative to the Vesa mount and wanted to get it on record.

NewerTech

NuMount Pivot Desk Mount

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20T...

Clicking on the compatibility tab not only shows what it will work with but what it won't work with. Neat gadget!

There is also a wall mount NewerTech

NuMount Pivot Wall Mount

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech...

iMac

(Late 2009 - 2011)

27-inch

iMac Intel

iMac

(Mid 2007 - Early 2009)

24-inch

Apple Thunderbolt Display

27-inch

Apple LED Cinema Displays

24-inch & 27-inch

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How about the 30" Cinema Display? I really need the information on that! What kind of products I can choose from the current market to mount the screen on my wall?

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Not all of the Cinema Display's offer a VESA-100 mount option. Check out this: VESA Mount Plate for Apple Cinema Display - A1081, A1082, A1267, A1058, A1076 If your unit is not listed here you'll need to look at a newer display. Once you have a mount on the display you only need a standard VESA-100 wall mount for a TV hardware.

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I did in this way...

Loctek Heavy Duty Desk LCD Monitor Arm Stand with USB Port, Vesa Mount Adapter Kit Bracket for 10" - 27" 19" 22" 23" 24" 7.3lbs - 20.5lbs Computer Apple Samsung Dell Etc.

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