mini and no monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thumb, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    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...?
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    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.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    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)
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006

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


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