Does anyone recognise this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bdjackosn, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. bdjackosn macrumors newbie

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    Hi mac people,

    Can anyone shed light on this, and what might be the cause of it. It's a pic of what's displayed on screen from an Intel mini after start up and after the apple logo appears. The display is connected via the VGA connector.

    It's not my machine so I'm a middle man in this but any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Ben
     

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  4. bdjackosn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. If it turns out to be the video card is it easy/expensive to fix? Could the machine be used 'headless' as a media server as it is (providing it is just the video card)? Would I be crazy to buy this without diagnosis at a pretty decent low price?
     
  5. leandroc76 macrumors regular

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    If its not a failure, it's an interface failure. There must be pin missing, bent or loose in the connector. You wouldn't really get anything if the video card failed.

    Check the DVI Adapter at both ends.
     
  6. leandroc76 macrumors regular

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    Secondly the Mac Mini has integrated Video, so that's a long shot.

    I'm willing to bet dollars to pesos that it is the DVI to VGA adapter!
     
  7. freewardeluxe macrumors newbie

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    FAULTY VGA connector/port hands off idea.
    Try to clean, reconnect your VGA adapter/port. may be replace it. :)

    I hope this help
     
  8. bdjackosn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If the internal VGA port is broken is it possible to swap it out?

    Thanks so much for your responses In light of them I think I'm going to take a punt on this machine, I can pick it up really cheaply and if I can't fix the display perhaps I can still use it 'headless' or sell it for parts. Obviously taking full responsibility for my own actions!
     

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