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Intel Mac Mini Won't Display on TV

by zb_brox / February 21, 2010 12:00 PM PST

Hi there. I'm trying to get an Intel Mac Mini to display on a Samsung 40" LCD TV. When I start up the computer, I get the white start-up screen and the grey apple and the swirling gear, and then--blam, "Mode Not Supported". I've tried booting from the disc and booting in safe mode, and every time the TV gives me "Mode Not Supported" after the startup screen. Unfortunately, I don't have another monitor. Anyone got any ideas?

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Problem is with the Samsung, I believe
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 21, 2010 8:52 PM PST

Check the Samsung manual for details of how the TV should be set.


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Thanks for the tip
by zb_brox / February 22, 2010 10:06 AM PST

No dice, though. The computer's auto-settings only work if there's an input it likes already, which seems a bit weird to me. So if I auto-adjust during the part that works, it keeps working, and if I try it during the part that doesn't, it won't.

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Go visit a friend
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 22, 2010 8:50 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks for the tip

that has a working monitor, take your mini with you.


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