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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Dim/Dark VGA issue fix? Reply with quote

Mine looks dim/dark but have not tried this.

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/index.html#S18833

"More Mac Mini owner reports on Analog Video (Adapter fit notes) - I've updated the page on Mac Mini analog video with a reader mail noting someone in an apple forum post said his DVI/VGA adapter wasn't fitting properly and trimming some pins resulted in better quality video.

"I was just reading the apple discussion thread about the dim video problems and one user said that he discovered that his vga adapter wouldn't seat properly in the dvi connector on the mini due to the pins on the dvi side of the adapter not fitting properly. He said he solved this by trimming the pins on the adapter's dvi side resulting in a good connection of the analog vga pins and better video quality.
Perhaps if this is the root of the dark video problem then all that is needed is a slight adjustment to the positioning of the dvi connector on the back of the mini to make it easier to seat the pins on the vga side...
Here is a link to the . apple forum postings.
-Anthony M."
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wouldn't be surprising. (and it CERTAINLY would be a relief to those experiencing the issues)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really interesting! I wonder how you would trim the pins?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since DVI does not have the same issue with dim video it may very well be the adaptor. It's worth a try if your having the problem. I'm hooked up to a 19" KDS CRT and every thing looks ok.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about trying another adapter. They are like $4.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
what about trying another adapter. They are like $4.


My thoughts exactly!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you just call Apple and say send me another adapter if you think you current one is to blame.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=21629 this morning. Im beginning to think this issue is going to snowball into a bigger problem for the mini if Apple doesn't nip it in the bud.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We at www.MacImPott.de have seen this problem some weeks ago and nobody listened - the the german computer magazin c t said the output is below VESA Standard and nobody listened. Now a lot macminis are sold and shipped and now the people are listening.

Maybe because the switchers see the big difference between their pc-vga-crt and the macmini dvi-vga -crt.

Hope that Apple will fix it at soon as possible.

btw my powerbook with a dvi/vga adapter makes the same awful picture on a crt. seems to be a bigger problem Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weak.... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301055 .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lame response from Apple. Not that I expect much more after dealing with their instore support on many occasions.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anit wrote:
Weak.... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301055 .


Apple - "Make sure that the display is turned on and has power!" Problem fixed! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
anit wrote:
Weak.... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301055 .


Apple - "Make sure that the display is turned on and has power!" Problem fixed! Laughing


This isn't Dell tech support, I mean come on! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VESA standards are 700mV the mini's VGA output is 530mV. Apple has not commented on this anymore because it's a case of RTFM.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apple wont deal with it until a class action forces them to (like the ibook fiasco). until then they'll pretend it's user error.

i'm quite certain the apple engineers know by now that they goofed big time not QC'ing the VGA output.
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