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What type of adapter will I need to connect my pl 1700 monitor into my mac mini?

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You'll need one of these
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M9320G/A
mac mini dvi to vga adapter

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Your mac mini more than likely has a DVI plug on it for a monitor. You just need a DVI to VGA adapter. You can get them at any computer store for around $7. You can get them at best buy also, but for some reason their cables and adapters are way overpriced.

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http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/graphics/infolib/homelib/dvi_output_jack600.jpg

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