Resolved DisplayPort to DVI not working

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by photogineer, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. photogineer, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    macrumors newbie

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    So, I bought the Mini, finally, and I've been pretty happy with it. I ordered a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter on Amazon, and it arrived today, for my 19" secondary monitor, and I'm having an issue.

    I connected the adapter to the Mac while it was running (is this a problem?) and plugged in to the DVI cable going to the monitor, and nothing happened. Do I have to enable it somehow? I was hoping it would just appear in the Display settings somewhere. I have tried rebooting, unplugging and replugging it a bunch of times, and it just doesn't go anything. I plugged the same cable in to the included HDMI to DVI adapter and it works fine, so I know the DVI cable is ok, but I need the HDMI port to run my main 24" monitor.

    What should I do?

    It's this adapter: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00425MQGA/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item
    It has multiple reviews of working with the Mac Mini, so I thought it would be ok, it's 1/3 the price of the Apple one and Prime eligible.

    Matt
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    If HDMI to DVI works, it sounds like the MDP to DVI adapter is faulty. Or the T-bolt/MDP port on the mini is faulty, althought that is very unlikely.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    sounds like a bad adapter, I had one go bad on me after 6 months. Only why to really test is to try another adapter.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I just got back from the Apple store with a brand new adapter, Apple brand this time, and it's not working either. Grr...

    Anything else I can try?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I guess the el cheapo adapter screwed it up somehow, I did a full cold restart and connected the Apple branded adapter and it finally just came right on.

    There we go...
     

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