No picture when connecting new mini to tv

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by raevynn, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. raevynn macrumors newbie

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    I bought a new mac mini last week and after doing some configuration on my 24" screen, I tried to connect it to a Funai LCD-A2004 TV (not a HD TV). However, there's NO picture, the screen just stays black! Sounds and everything else works though, and I can access the mini via screen sharing from my MBP.

    What can I do to make the mini work with the TV? Is there any software or something I can install to make it work? Any settings I have to consider? Or is my only option to by a new TV or screen?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    #2
    try detecting displays.
    or you can try it with a different type of cable/adaptor.

    What solutions have you tried yourself to correct the problem??

    PTP
     
  3. raevynn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty clueless about how to solve the problem. I tried playing around with the display settings, but that didn't help. I also don't really know what other adapter would work with the mini. As far as I know, there's only the one mini-dvi to video adapter I can use...
     
  4. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

    YanniDepp

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    How are you connecting it to your TV?

    The Mac Mini (Early 2009) no longer supports analogue video signals from the mini-DVI port. So if you're using the 'Mini DVI to Video adapter', it won't work.

    I can confirm this, as I have a Mac Mini (early 2009), a MacBook (Late 2006), a Mini DVI to Video Adapter, and an old Sony TV. The MacBook will output signal, but the Mac Mini won't.

    Read some of the comments here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9319G/A
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Put your TV on the lowest resolution possible at 60Hz. This will tell you if it is working or not.
     
  6. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    Won't help. The new mini doesn't support composite / S-Video out.
     

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