Thunderbolt to hdmi

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by thatgreenvw, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. thatgreenvw macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I bought this cable (http://www.amazon.co.uk/1-8m-Displa...C8R2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324730127&sr=8-2) from amazon to connect my second monitor to my mini however when I connected it up although the mini would register that there was a second monitor present in display settings the second screen would just display 'no signal'. I tried the cable with the other screen and another 2 sets and each time I always got the same result of no signal, apart from once when briefly I got a fuzzy white noise picture with the second desktop underneath the snow. Could it be a faulty cable or the port itself perhaps?

    If anyone else uses this setup and has a cable to recommend that'd be awesome.
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    what are your monitors and what mac mini do you own?
     
  3. thatgreenvw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Base 2011 mini, one Samsung sync master tele, and an lg monitor
     
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    Do you mean 1920 x 1080?
     
  6. philipma1957, Dec 25, 2011
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  7. thatgreenvw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah both are 1080p screens, thinking I might send back the cable and just get a VGA adapter since I have a spare VGA cable lying around
     
  8. thatgreenvw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok an update:

    Returned the MDP->HDMI cable and bought a mdp->vga adapter from the apple shop today, however this isn't working with either tv either, checking reviews online it seems samsungs have an issue with this and i should instead use a dvi adapter instead which i'll hopefully be able to swap for tomorrow.

    However i do now wonder whether there might be an issue with the mini itself.
     
  9. thatgreenvw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so i've now tried
    a MDP->HDMI cable in 3 samsung tvs
    a MDP->VGA converter from the apple store in a samsung and LG monitor
    a MDP->DVI converter from the apple store in a samsung and LG monitor

    Only with the first cable did i get any sign of the second screen being detected in that display prefs would show the settings for a second screen but i'd never get a picture. With both converters i've never got a hint of the second screen being detected.

    At this point i'm thinking there is a problem with the mac, so i'm just wondering if anyone else has any experience?
     

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