Help!!!

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

  1. flinko macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

    666sheep

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    #3
    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

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    #4
    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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