Just got a Mac Mini, what kind of adapter do I need?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Robby9279, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Robby9279 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I just got a mac mini, but have no idea what adapter I need to connect it to my monitor.

    The people at the Apple store said it came with one, but it didn't have the right adapter.

    What kind of adapter do I need for this monitor?

    Can it be purchased at a target? If not list other places that may sell it, other than the apple store?

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    The blue chord is mine, and I need an adapter for it to fit into the mini.
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    The specs say it uses VGA or DVI-D, and I do believe the adapter that came with your mini is a DVI to VGA adapter...
     
  3. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick response, but it is not. It's a mini dvi to dvi adapter.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    Does your Dell display not come with a DVI cable? Use the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter.
     
  5. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The one on my monitor does not connect with the adapter that the mini came with, and I don't think the monitor came with a DVI cable, I will check but I don't think it did. I believe it's a VGA but I am not sure.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Really? I guess they've changed it since I bought mine.

    Anyway, if that is indeed the case, something like this should be what you're looking for (though I could be wrong. This isn't making a whole lot of sense to me, TBH.)
     
  7. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here:

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    Blue one is the one my monitor has, white is the one the mini came with.

    What adapter do I need for the blue one?
     
  8. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    The new minis have 2 mini display connectors (display port and dvi). Dell shipped VGA and DVI cables with their most of their LCDs. You can either look for the DVI cable, buy a DVI cable, or buy a mini dvi or mini display port to VGA adapter.

    Also, the dell website you linked to says it included a DVI cable.
     
  9. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

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    You should get a mini-DVI to VGA adapter from Apple ($19) to fit the blue cord connector.
     
  10. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I didn't see that! sorry, I'm going to look around. Thanks for your help.

    Thanks a bunch! If I can't find it, that's what I'll do.
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  12. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your help as well. I hope I cleared things up a little better. ;)
     

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