Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display

Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display was a color monitor that supported a variety of resolutions, and had a built-in amplifier and stereo speakers for producing sounds and music. They connect with a cable that has a male miniature TRS connector on each end. There is also a headphone jack. The Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display was released in conjunction with the Power Macintosh 7200/75, Power Macintosh 7200/90, Power Macintosh 7500/100, and Power Macintosh 8500/120.

Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display

Introduced: August 7,1995.

Specifications

  • Tube Type: Shadow mask CRT. Diagonal Viewable image size of 12.4 inches.
  • System Requirements: Power Macintosh, Macintosh Centris, Macintosh Quadra, some Macintosh Performas, andy NuBus-compatible Macintosh with a Macintosh Display Card 24AC. Macintosh II, IIci, IIx, IIfx with compatible display card. Iisi with display card and NuBus adapter, IIvi and IIvx with display card and display adapter for 640 x 480 mode. Some PowerBooks, Duo Dock, duo Dock II, Mini Dock, Macintosh LC, LC II, LC III, LC 475 LC 630, Macintosh computers with display Cards 4 * 8, 8 * 24, 8 * 24GC installed support 640 x 480 mode. Other modes were possible wit additional adapters.
  • Optimized screen resolutions: 832 x 624, 800 x 600, two at 640 x 480. Dot/Pixel Pitch: 0.28 mm (see also explanations below).
  • Maximum Colors: 16.7 Million. DPI: 65, 81.
  • Video cable: Standard Macintosh DA-15 video connector.
  • Cable Connector: 15-pin miniature D-type.
  • Input Signals: Red, green, blue signals, separate sync.
  • Scan Rates: Vertical refresh rate: 60 – 72 Hz. Horizontal scan rate: 31.5 – 48 kHz.
  • Power: 80 Watts 4.
  • Supported MacOS: 7.1+.
  • Dimensions: 14.9 x 14.4 x 15.2 5.
  • Weight: 25.0 lbs.
  • Environmental: Temperature Operating: 50°F to 104°F. Shipping: –4°F to +149°F. Storage: 32°F to 140°F. Humidity Noncondensing, 20% to 95%. Altitude Operating: 0 to 10,000 feet. Shipping: 0 to 15,000 feet
  • Power-Saving feature conforms to the Energy Star program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Apple Model, Discontinuation, Price

Model number: M3935LL/A. M4222.

Discontinued: September 14, 1996.

Original Price: $359 US.

Troubleshooting with This Display

This Symptom Charts helped to diagnose specific symptoms related to the product. Cures are listed on the charts in the order of most likely solution, so Apple recommended the first cure first and then verify whether or not the product continued to exhibit the symptom. If the symptom persisted, Apple recommended to try the next cure. (Note: If the user has replaced a module, he or she should reinstall the original module before you proceed to the next cure.) If the user was not sure what the problem is, or if the Symptom Charts do not resolve the problem, or for additional assistance, the user was warned to contact Apple Technical Support.

No raster, LED off:

  1. Check power cord connection.
  2. Check monitor cable connection, and tighten connector thumbscrews at monitor port, if loose.
  3. Replace power cord.
  4. Return monitor to Apple.

No raster, LED on:

  1. Adjust brightness and contrast controls.
  2. Check monitor cable connection, and tighten connector thumbscrews at monitor port, if loose.
  3. If monitor cable is properly connected, but power LED is yellow, you might need to install a video card in the
    computer. Refer to monitor’s user’s guide.
  4. Return monitor to Apple.

Geometry:

Raster too short, tall, narrow, or wide:

  1. Adjust vertical and horizontal size.
  2. Change to another screen resolution in Monitors control panel.
  3.  Return monitor to Apple.

Raster not centered:

  1. Check that distortion is not due to environmental conditions. Move monitor to another location and rotate
    display.
  2. Adjust vertical and horizontal shift controls.
  3. Return monitor to Apple.

Video:

Screen dark or appears dim:

  1. Adjust brightness.
  2. Energy Saver option may be activated. Move mouse or press any key to reactivate monitor.
  3. Return monitor to Apple.

Screen flickers:

  1. Check that distortion is not due to environmental conditions. Move monitor.
  2. Move monitors at least 16 inches apart, if using more than one monitor on CPU.
  3. Return monitor to Apple.

No colors appear on screen:

  1. Check to make sure that color and number of colors are set correctly on Monitors control panel.
  2. Return monitor to Apple.

Screen appears greenish; screen is unreadable:

  1. Check monitor cable connection. If you have a video card, install monitor cable into video card port. If you do not have a video card, install monitor cable into monitor port.
  2. Return monitor to Apple.

In 832 x 624 screen resolution, screen is off center, has no raster, flickers, or appears distorted:

  1. Some models don’t support 832 x 624 screen resolution.
  2. Select 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 screen resolution from Monitors control panel.

Miscellanea

  • In November of 1995, Apple introduced an upgrade program to update qualified monitors to the Revision B display that supported the 832 x 624 resolution.
  • A tilt/swivel base allowed the monitor to be positioned for optimal viewing comfort.
  • Apple’s Multiple Scan series were shipped from March 1994 to January 1999, and provided a variety of entry-level to high-end displays.
  • The monitors were Energy Star Power Conservation program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency compliant.
  • After the introduction of the high-end AppleVision Displays in August 1995, the Apple’s Multiple Scan series was rebadged as an entry-level series, and used lower-end CRTs.
  • Repair Issues: 832 x 624 Resolution – On some Apple Multiple Scan 14 displays, when the 832 x 624 screen resolution is selected from the Monitors control panel, the raster shifted to the right and could not be adjusted back to the center until the resolution was changed back to 640 x 480.
  • Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display model M3935LL/A did not support the 832 x 624 screen resolution. It supports only 640 x 480 and on some computers, 800 x 600. In November of 1995, Apple introduced an upgrade program to update qualified monitors to the Revision B display that supported the 832 x 624 resolution.
  • 832 x 624 resolution was always shown as an option if the computer supports either 800 x 600 or 832 x 624 resolutions. However, system software may not always make the 800 x 600 resolution available.

Links

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Apple II to Cinema Display – New Tech Old Tech. Video uploaded by Matthew Pearce  on May 21, 2015. Connecting an Apple II to the 27″ Cinema Display.

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