Mac mini to old Apple Cinema Display 20"

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  1. nigels0, Oct 1, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017

    nigels0 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008

    I have a late 2012 Mac mini with HDMI out and trying to connect it to a 20" Cinema Display (M9177LL/A) I have lying around. I've got a HDMI to DVI adaptor, but the screen isn't being recognised by the Mac mini. I've checked the hdmi out of the Mac mini (by connecting it to a TV) and I've checked the screen (with the hdmi out to a raspberry and using the adaptor) and all works.

    The system report says a built-in Display 23" (maybe because I'm using logmein to see the Mac mini)

    I'm a but stumped why it isn't working. Any ideas?
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Maybe the adapter? I am using a 23" Apple Cinema display that I got around 2005 with my 2012 mini and HDMI to DVI adapter at 1920x1200 - no problems whatsoever. Same screen also works fine with my 2013 MacBook Air using a miniDisplayport to DVI adapter.

    The HDMI to DVI adapter is from Apple, I think it's the one that was included with the Mini when I got it.
  3. nigels0 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Thanks. I'll try another adaptor then...
  4. nigels0 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Yes, was the adapter. Changed it for a different one and it worked fine. Thx.

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