Mac mini: mini dvi display questions

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

  1. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    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


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    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

    Jul 7, 2008
    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


    Apr 22, 2003
    Yes it works - I have it connected through DVI -> VGA
  5. njean777 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
  6. Tommeh macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    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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