Looking for Mac mini dvi-hdmi help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by superwesman, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. superwesman macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    Hi - I have an older Mac mini - either first or second generation, I can't remember - it doesn't have digital audio out or an intel processor....

    Anywho a year or so ago it stopped booting and I bought a laptop so the mini has been sitting around collecting dust - I also sold the monitor I used with it - a few days ago, I brought it to the ipod store on a whim and they were able to fix it! so I bought a dvi-hdmi cable thinking I could connect it to my tv since I don't have that monitor anymore

    Anywho I get it home, hook it up but the tv (toshiba regza) doesn't show anything other than "unsupported video signal" I'm assuming that I need to adjust the resolution but I can't because I can't see anything and I have no other monitor to use to test it out

    Any suggestions on what I can do to get this working? Is there a way to boot into some safe lo-resolution mode?


  2. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
  3. zacharace macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bexley, OH, USA
    I'd recommend the same thing. It would be logical to assume, though, that DVI is a digital output because of its full name--digital video interface? :D
  4. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    is your tv powered on and connected before you power up the mini? otherwise the mini may not detect the display.

    you may need a third-party resolution setter to make os x compatible with your tv, such as displayconfigx or switchresx. the newer intel macs usually work fine with the latest 720p/1080p displayes, but video drivers in older macs may need a little help.

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