How to set up multiple monitors on a mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shergill, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. shergill macrumors member

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    I recently bought a mac mini. It came with a displayport to DVI adapter. I am wondering; how does one go ahead and hook up 2 monitors to the mini?
     
  2. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh.. where? i only see 1 displayPort (using DVI adapter)
     
  3. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Only the 2009 Mac Mini can run 2 monitors. It has 2 display plugs (mini DVI and display port), so you need to pickup an adapter. If its a pre 2009 Mini, you need to fork over around $100 for a USB to DVI adapter.

    Edit: I don't know why Tallest Skil bothers to answer anyone, his posts are usually useless, belittling, and don't help solve the problem. Its sad really.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, it doesn't! The 2009 has Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI.

    And that bit about the USB to DVI adapter? Nowhere near $100.

    OP, you got a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter, yes? That means you have a 2009 machine. You'll also need a Mini DVI to DVI (or VGA) adapter if you want a second display.
     
  5. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Your right, I have no idea what I am talking about. Despite the fact that I own one of the machines. You are right about the mini DVI, I mistyped that. Why could you not just post this stuff to begin with instead of your TYPICAL useless posting you do everywhere. So many members are sick of you here.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There's an ignore feature. Use it if you don't like me, but keep to the rules, please.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...and this, following up your other statement, justifies your words?
     

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