VGA output issues

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by irishgrizzly, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. irishgrizzly, Dec 24, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015

    irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I've got a unibody mini (A1347) that won't output video from the thunder port to vga using the supplied adapter. I'm updating this for a friend and this have been using the same port and adapter but different VGA cable. Could it be a dodgy cable or maybe the monitor does not support it? Any ideas?

    I tried booting in safe mode as advised somewhere else.

    p.s. while I'm asking - what type of HDMI does the mini take? I there a special kind or one size fits all?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Feb 20, 2009
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    Sometimes it's the cable.
    Sometimes it's the cable "adapter" (if one is being used).
    Sometimes it's the display.

    The only way to be sure is to begin substituting cables/adapters/displays.

    Can you connect the Mini in question to ANY display at all, using a different connection scheme?
     
  3. jdelgado macrumors regular

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    Oct 25, 2009
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    I have had a similar issue with a MBP connecting to projectors and TVs. In all cases, I solved the problem changing the VGA cable. I read and confirmed that cables are not created equal and have differences (number of pins, grounding, among others); some work and others do not. Equipment seem to expect something and the cable does not deliver. I first found out about this a few years ago when trying to connect my MBP to a Samsung smart TV. I have also found it later when trying to make presentations. Now I move around with my own VGA cable.
     

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