Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by flinko, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. flinko macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I have just purchased a mac mini. 1.42ghz g4. It is old but factory sealed. In the box was a vga to dvi adapter. I bought a vga to vga cable and proceeded to connect this to my samsung lcd tv. The white screen comes up and the circular thingy spins for a bit, and the Apple start up sound happens. Then the only thing that happens is a small bit of writing that writes mode not supported! Please can someone help...
    thanks in advance
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you tried any of these steps?

    Can you boot from the grey Restore CD?

  3. 666sheep, Mar 22, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011

    666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    Your mini does not support your Samsung TV resolution. G4 minis are known to be picky about displays. Try reset PRAM but I doubt that it will help.
    You can also try different connection type, via DVI to HDMI cable/adapter.
  4. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi flinko,
    please try to lower the TVs resolution when it ISN'T plugged in the Mini (start the TV without being hooked-up to the Mini, find the 'Settings' for the TV res. & see if you can set it lower so your Mini can communicate with it & then you can adjust the res. from the Mini later on).

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