new display doesn't work

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mr.barbra, May 10, 2007.

  1. mr.barbra macrumors newbie

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    hi there, i brought a 19" moniter to go with my iMac, i brought a mini-dvi to dvi adapter new off ebay, and connected everything up.

    Nothing shows on the new screen, i went into system preferences and it siad that i hadn't connected up a second moniter

    help! i thought i would be easy to do this!
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    #2
    did you click on the "detect displays" button?
     
  3. mr.barbra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, nothing happens
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    other than checking to make sure it's plugged in and that the monitor is turned, i don't know why it wouldn't work. restart?
     
  5. mr.barbra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried all dat :(

    could it be that i have the wrong dvi cable?

    the port on the display is different to the port on the mini-dvi adapter (all fits fine tho)
     

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