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  1. Firecracker_982 macrumors newbie

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    Novice mac experience so please help! In terms I can hopefully understand :)
    I need to connect my old Mac mini to my dell monitor. Info below on what I'm working with. I have to order a power cord for the monitor and I think I have chosen the correct one. I'm robbing my Apple TV of the power cord for the Mac mini (hope this is ok since it fits) (I know, I'm a nightmare) anyway I need to understand if I have wifi capability from the mini to the monitor or if I need to have a physical cable to connect them, my guess is yes. But I'm not sure what kind of USB I need to purchase to connect these two. Any assistance is welcome! Thank you!!!
     
  2. Celerondon, May 3, 2017
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    Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    You will need a cable to connect that display to your Mac mini.

    To get started you need to answer two questions.
    1. Which mini do you have?
    2. Which Dell monitor do you have?
    You wrote "info below" in your post but I cannot see any detailed information. If you provide us with model numbers and/or years, we can determine which ports you have available.
     
  3. Firecracker_982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about that.
    I don't really know what version the mac is but the model is A1347 and the monitor is model no. S2309Wb
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    A1347
    S2309Wb
     
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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  6. Firecracker_982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perfect that is exactly what I just ordered!! I did more research and it looked like it was correct glad to have confirmation. Thank you!
     
  7. Celerondon, May 4, 2017
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    Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, this is starting to freak me out Rigby. :eek: How did you know that this particular mini had "one Mini-Displayport and one HDMI output for video." My 2012 mini has that configuration but is that true of all A1347 Macs?

    I know that you are in San Jose and everything but still...

    Oh, I see. It is true of all 1347 Macs! The newer ones have two mDP/TB ports but they all have mDP and HDMI.
     
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Yup. No magic. ;) All of the unibody Minis have HDMI and Mini-DP. But I wasn't entirely accurate anyway, since they don't have one but two Mini-DP ports ...
     

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