I am trying to connect my mac mini MD387D/A to a 17 inch Samsung screen Sync Master 730 which has around 9 years and supports up to 1280*1024.

I have a VGA adapter from my mac mini which worked before with two other screens of 24 and 27 inches.

The monitor behaves as follows: when I start my mac mini, the apple starting screen appears with the apple in the middle and the load icon beneath it, after a couple of second, the monitor goes black and says that there is no signal.

Could someone guide me towards a solution, or do I need a new monitor?

EDIT: I found this specs that says: Screen Resolution 1920x1200 does this imply that it is what I should at least have?


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There are few places you need to look

  • About this Mac-> displays (to see if it shows there under correct name)

  • In sys pref ->displays- does it show there as correct monitor

    • Select Mirroring in here
  • A console report from the time stamp when you plug it in

  • How can I get that info if I do not have a screen? Jun 13, 2014 at 19:57
  • sorry, I assumed that was the second screen you are talking about.-- in that case try starting in safe mode with minimal display demand.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 13, 2014 at 20:00

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