Mac Mini Intel 1.5 Solo & Dell 2001FP LCD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TylerNZ, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi people ... I'm hoping someone can help me solve an issue between my mac mini and my LCD. I'm connecting via DVI and the output has major issues. Green and red static - you can BARELY make out what is being displayed.

    I know there's been a lot of issues reported with the mac mini's display ... but can anyone help my find a solution?

    Is it the mini? My monitor? I've connected my PC via DVI and it works perfectly.
    Haven't tried the mini via VGA yet.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Pressure

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    What LCD monitor are we talking about here and what cable are you using?

    Is it shielded properly?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dell 2001FP (the one mentioned in my subject line) ;)
    I'm using the cable that came with the monitor - I've been using the cable and monitor with my PC and it runs fine.

    ???
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Are you sure you are not trying to drive the screen at a resolution it cannot handle? Have you tried hot plugging it (plugging it in while the computer and monitor are both on)?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, I the mini automatically set the resolution to 1600x1200 ... when I managed to get in, I tried changing it lower and it made a SLIGHT difference. I also tried playing with the frequency - that didn't do anything either.

    The settings on the mini are exactly the same as on my PC.

    And yep, tried the cable plugging while both were turned on. Same thing.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I have the same problem. It gets really, really bad if the monitor is put to sleep and then gets reawakened, so I set it never to sleep. The problems still persist. I have a Dell 2005FPW connected via DVI. Never had any problems with the monitor until I hooked it up to the Mac Mini.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I have the same model Mini and a Dell 2001FP LCD and I have never had any problems with it. Works fine at 1600x1200 resolution.
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    Sounds like a problem for...................APPLECARE!
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Dell monitors are only compatible with pc's thats why it only works on a pc
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    This sounds scarily like the issue PPC Mini's have with large displays :( The pixel? clock of the display is too high for the mini's video controller so the display comes out corrupted.

    There is a long thread about it on the apple discussion forums;
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=1707980
     
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    Lil Red

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    where did you get that information? There is no way that is true, they don't have a different sort of DVI for PCs.
     

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