Mac mini: mini dvi display questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by njean777, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    Quick question i was looking to purchase a mac mini. The question i have is i have an old dvi-vga adapter from a videocard and was wondering if i connect this to the dvi output on the mini display adapter will it work with a vga cable?
     
  2. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    well i was watching some people setup there mac mini's and they used those adapters and i watched the guy from the t4show michael manna setup his mini for home theatre using a hdmi adapter like the vga one and they worked all is on youtube
     
  3. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Probably, but there's only one way to know for sure. If it doesn't work, just buy a mini dvi to vga adapter.
     
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Yes it works - I have it connected through DVI -> VGA
     
  5. njean777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Tommeh macrumors member

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    On 2009 mini's : no. The mini-DVI (or Mini Displayport ) - DVI adapter is one for DVI-D and your DVI-VGA adapter is a DVI-I one. You will need a Mini-DVI - VGA adapter. ( or the Mini Displayport - VGA alternative. )

    On pre 2009 : yes. There is a DVI-I connector on it so you can use your adapter.
     

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