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Old Apr 20th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Found: Apple Cinema Display Power Supply

I recently purchased a 20" Apple Cinema Display and neglected to see that it was missing the power supply so Im now looking for one. It's the 65W for the A1081 Aluminum Cinema Display.

If you have one from a dead display and you want to part with it, I will gladly take it off your hands.

Found an alternative repair ...

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Old Apr 20th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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Simon, these are difficult to come by because the monitor tends to outlast the power supply.

Some interesting YouTube videos on replacing them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD4-LOUC7GM
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Old Apr 21st, 2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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You can likely still order the 150 Watt power supply for the 30" from an Apple AASP. They work fine on the 20" and 23" and are actually the cheapest option of the 3 Cinema displays. Last time I checked, they were about $109.00
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You can likely still order the 150 Watt power supply for the 30" from an Apple AASP. They work fine on the 20" and 23" and are actually the cheapest option of the 3 Cinema displays. Last time I checked, they were about $109.00
That price is the problem! And yes, I've used the 30" brick on the smaller screens.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2015, 10:51 AM   #5
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Funny thing Macfury is that I found these videos in my search to find a power supply online and I was able to order the exact same PS as shown in the videos and links from a seller in China (off eBay) for less than $20 including shipping. I was holding hope to find an original Apple PS but I'm not going to hold my breath on that, but you never know.

What ticks me off on my monitor purchase is that I was looking for a reasonable priced one (less the Apple Tax) for a while to go with my 2009 Mac Mini and the one I found on my local Kijiji was clearly stated in the ad ... "works great, no issues". When I went to pick it up, of course I didn't get the power supply but it's mainly my fault because I didn't notice it right away. When I contacted the seller about it she had no idea what I was talking about but said it worked fine last week when I used it last ... of course she can't find the power supply and she is ignoring my ReQuests of did you find it yet. I'm starting to get the impression that the seller picked this up somewhere to resell it or got screwed over herself.

Oh well ... at least I'm only out $40 so far


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Simon, these are difficult to come by because the monitor tends to outlast the power supply.

Some interesting YouTube videos on replacing them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD4-LOUC7GM
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Old Apr 23rd, 2015, 11:45 AM   #6
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It's a strange market. I've seen people advertising used power supplies for $90 to $100 on craigslist and kijiji, yet you can often buy a 20" monitor AND the power supply for around $120.
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Old May 12th, 2015, 09:21 AM   #7
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Update:

The LED strip power supply from my eBay purchase came in yesterday (about three weeks from China shipping). Following the instructions I found here: Cool Deals, Neat Stuff, from Reisman I.T. Services: Replacement power adapter for 23" Apple Cinema Display it was a simple repair and the monitor works again.

Only issue is now there is a "bruise" in the LED screen and a few scratches I didn't originally see that are visible with a white background when the monitor is on. Not a really big issue to me as the monitor will spend 85% of it's life off (as the mini is a internal web server). This points more to the dishonesty of the seller though, most likely a garage sale or found on the curb find.

Oh well, $40 for the monitor and $20 for the LED PS ... not too bad
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You did OK despite the dishonesty.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #9
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it did work out ok, it was a little frustrating as I don't like being lied too but the monitor does look better on the desk than the cheapo Samsung I was using. Even damaged I'm happy with the end results
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