NEW Mac Mini - NO SIGNAL ??????

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mungzy, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. mungzy macrumors newbie

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    Just unboxed my new mac mini 2011 base model.

    Used a mac adaptor via HDMI (from Mini) to connect DVI to DVI on my monitor.

    My monitor is a Viewsonic VA2231wm (LCD screen) full HD 1920x1080.

    Receiving a "No signal" on my display. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Picture of my connection via link.

    http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb459/ourjerseypics/macmini.jpg
     
  2. n0cus macrumors 6502

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    Check the DVI cable.
     
  3. mungzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    have you ever gotton the dvi cable to work?

    I have had new packed cables be bad.
     
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    do you have another computer you can test this on? as well as another adapter and cable?
     
  6. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Does your monitor have alternate inputs (DVI, Analog) ... is the proper one selected as you have it hooked up?

    (sorry if you have already checked this ... but sometimes we forget...)
     
  7. vander macrumors member

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    Ive had this happen when using a non-apple adapter, but you may also want to check displays on system preferences. Is it registering the external monitor? If not then clearly its a cable issue...
     
  8. mungzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got Display to Work...

    Thank you for your responses. I bought a mini displayport to dvi cable through monoprice... #5998 for anyone interested. Works great!!
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Can you post the link to the cable you bought


    I read somewhere that its best not to use hdmi with vga or dvi

    Displayport has more compatibility
     
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  11. mungzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, thanks for posting link... that's the one! Monoprice is awesome.
     

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