mini and no monitor?

thumb

macrumors 6502
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May 8, 2005
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Hi all,

asking for more advice :)

tomorrow my mini and keyboard/mouse arrive from apple. my monitor will not show up until later in the week, before which i have to leave town for a few weeks.

i would like to get the mini up just enough to make sure it is not DOA, but i have no monitor.

i do have a tibook (dvi) and a plain old tv (no fancy hookups, just the old red, white, yellow plugs). would the this tv work as a monitor? could i use the screen of my powerbook (somehow i doubt this)?

any suggestions, or should i just try to get a date, show up with my mini, hijack her monitor, and ruin any chances...?
 

khisayruou

macrumors 6502a
Aug 21, 2004
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thumb said:
would the this tv work as a monitor? could i use the screen of my powerbook (somehow i doubt this)?

any suggestions, or should i just try to get a date, show up with my mini, hijack her monitor, and ruin any chances...?
Your tv will work as a monitor, but you need the Apple DVI to Video Adapter.
No, you can't use the powerbook screen.

Hijack a monitor.
 

zap2

macrumors 604
Mar 8, 2005
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well you'll be able to turn it on, hear the start up sound. I would take it to a friends house, as its free and you don't need to buy anything(buying something else will take more time)
 

Aperture

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Mar 19, 2006
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Yeah, I agree. Take it to a friends house. No need to buy anything. It probably isn't DOA but its good to check.

Kevin