Originally Posted by ngianos
trada101, how'd you get your crossover 27q to work with your mac mini? I have a late 2012 mac mini and I can't get it to display on the monitor. I have the apple mini displayport to dual link dvi cable and I bought a new dual link dvi cable just in case the one that came with the monitor was faulty. The 27Q works when I use my several year old macbook pro but I can't get anything to display with my mac mini or macbook air.
Yes I'm using the Apple DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI : http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter
I just hooked it up to my monitor and it showed up, I didn't do anything special besides rebooting.
You have to make sure you also plug in the USB plug, it provides more power as well as acting as the USB by pass port.
The only thing is when my mini comes out of sleep sometimes the monitor will get a strange "old analog tv type interference snow" overlay. So I just turn the monitor off and turn it back on again and it goes away. I hope this isn't something that will become worse.
Here's a picture of my setup, you'll see the adapter in the lower left corner.
Also, I don't know what people say the Apple adapter is bad, I haven't had any problems with it and it's constructed well enough. It is pricey but still cheaper than all the other brands that are available.