This is just a quick post to share how I hooked my Cintiq to my Imac. I was going through some hiccups that I shared over at facebook but I want to post the solution here just in case anyone finds it helpful in future. I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos (quick phone shots).
So yes, very excited to get my Cintiq and thought it would be a case of simply taking it out of the box and plugging in. It turned out, however, that I needed an adapter.
Here is the layout of ports on the back of my Imac...ehow article that takes you through the hook up step by step to an Imac. As it turned out, it wasn't the adapter I needed either. It said to get a "mini display port to dvi adapter" (which I purchased) but the only port I could get it to fit into was the firewire port.
After some research, it turns out that I simply needed a "mini dvi to dvi adapter" which looks like this:
I got mine one from the Apple Accessories section at Best Buy for $16.00 (Dynex was the brand).
Here is how it looks completely connected:
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(Emily relieved that mom isn't stressing anymore)
BTW, isn't the desktop calendar cute? It is by teddy bear artist Jenny Lee, of Jenny Loves Benny.
I download her calendar every month. Her creations make me smile. =o)