No Display on PC Monitor from Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AndyGTC, May 5, 2012.

  1. AndyGTC macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Can anyone help me please? I finally picked up a compatible used Mac Mini for a little project I'm involved in and as a way to test out Apple computing (I'm a complete Apple newb). I got a mini vga cable to connect my old (ish) PC monitor. I can hear the Mini boot up (I get the chime) but I'm not getting any signal on the monitor, all I see is 'no signal'. I saw a thread on a similar line to this but the only answer to the query was to disconnect the monitor and reboot the mini, then reconnect the monitor. I tried this and it didn't work. I know the monitor works fine (I've been running my laptop off it) so can't understand why I can't get the mini to display on the screen.

    Would be grateful for any ideas.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    First thoughts are:
    Try another connecting cable.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. AndyGTC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MA607A? How can I tell whether it's VGA or DVI?

    Boy, how little I know........:confused:
     
  5. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    That's a DVI mini.
     
  6. AndyGTC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this. I think I had the wrong type of cable, so I've ordered what I hope is the correct one.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, as posted DVI mini display port adaptor....Should look like this:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB572Z/A
     
  8. AndyGTC thread starter macrumors newbie

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