Dual Monitor Problems

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by strikerthedj, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. strikerthedj macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Hey Guys and Gals,

    I just purchased a new Mac Mini with two Samsung 24in LED Monitors. I have managed to get the one hooked up via HDMI to DVI cord that i bought.

    The second one is where I am having the trouble and I was wondering if you guys could help me, I have exhausted my options here.

    For the second one I have purchased a Mini Display to DVI Converter. then Purchased a DVI-A to VGA Cord (Saved money)

    When I plug the second monitor in to the mac the mac recognized the monitor and reads that monitor is plugged in, but, the monitor does not get a signal on the VGA and goes standby.

    I am assuming that it is just because it is DVi-A to VGA and I will need to fess up and buy a regular DVI cord. But if someone could confirm that would be wonderful!

  2. Jackieeng macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2012
    I use a hdmi to hdmi cable for the first monitor, and I bought a dvi to mini display cable from eBay for less than $9 for the second monitor.
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    If all your monitor has is a VGA input, purchase a mini display port to VGA adapter instead of using the "double-adapter" kluge you're using now.

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