I purchased a Planar PL2010MW monitor for my Mother's Mac mini. I can not get a signal using the DVI connection. There is a hint of the spinning apple then the screen goes dark after startup. I have attached the DVI cable directly between the two components. Where did I go wrong?
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It depends on what sort of monitor you mean, if it's an external monitor for your Mac it would need a mini dvi cable but if the monitor you want to add on is a vga or dvi monitor you will need a mini dvi to vga cable which can be found here : http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M9320G/A . Or a mini dvi to dvi cable found here : http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M9321G/B . If it is a Mac Pro which does not come with a built in screen and it's a primary monitor you want to connect it would probably have a cable with the monitor.
Hope this helps.
It appears that your power supply is good, the startup chime says that the system board has passed self diagnostics. If you have a black screen then the problem is either the video card or the screen itself. Unfortunately it is very difficult to tell which one. You might try to use an external monitor. If it works, then the problem is with the LCD. To use an external monitor you need a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, or a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter if
your display will use a DVI connection. Either adapter is available at
any Apple retailer. The connector on the back of your Imac is next to
the ethernet connector, and should be the last in the row.
The IOGEAR GCS632U is designed to work with VGA computers and monitors. Using the Mini DVI to VGA adapter is not guaranteed to work with this KVM switch.
The Mini DVI to VGA adapter can only convert the port, but it does not have an ability to convert the signal from digital to analog when it's connected to the KVM switch.
What you need to have is a DVI to VGA SIGNAL converter. Unfortunately, I don't have a model number handy, so I would suggest to contact IOGEAR, because I'm sure that they already have a work around with this issue.
So you have a mac with a mini-dvi slot, you have a mini-dvi to dvi adapter, and then Dvi to vga adapter which connects to the tv?
The mini-dvi to dvi adapter doesn't have the analog VGA signal your tv needs. If I understood right.
Apple's mini-DVI to DVI-D cable does not carry the analog signal coming from the mini-DVI port on the Apple computer. This means that instead of buying a single mini-DVI cable from Apple and using a cheap DVI-to-VGA adaptor when you need VGA output, you must purchase another mini-DVI cable from Apple.