imac connect to dell monitor but nothing shows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daesup45, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. daesup45 macrumors member

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    i have a imac and i wanted to connect to my old dell crt monitor but the imac says its connected but nothing shows up on the dell monitor. what can i do to make it work
     
  2. daesup45 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. uuaschbaer macrumors regular

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    Maybe the resolution isn't supported. Can you change the output resolution and see if others work? Try 1024 x 768, 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 if that is possible. Don't know whether you can or how to do that as I've never had a mac, I'm afraid.
     
  4. andrewoc macrumors newbie

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  6. indg macrumors 6502

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    did you click the "detect displays" button in the display preferences?
     
  7. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    The included mini displayport to dvi adapter is digital only. Using a dvi to vga adapter will physically fit, but the pins and signal aren't there to get the crt to display.

    The only way to make a vga monitor display a picture from the mini displayport is via Apple's mini displayport to vga adapter.
     

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