Will my PC monitor work as a Mac mini monitor?
Friday, January 23, 2009 / Displays
Finally had enough with PC. Sooner (mostly) or later they’ve all become time-sucking aggravators. So I’ve decided to ease into the Apple world and I have purchased a used Mac mini and should receive it next week. I’m of the understanding from reviewing the PowerMax site that my PC printer, etc will all connect and work if they are USB-connected.
What about my monitor, which is not USB? The cable/port that came with my monitor is identified as a D-sub 15 pin. How do I connect it to the Mac mini?
Both new and used Mac minis supports two video connection types called DVI and VGA. VGA uses a D-sub 15 pin connection, so your old PC monitor should work fine. The Mac Mini has a DVI port on the back of the unit but it will allow your VGA monitor to connect to it via a DVI to VGA adapter. New Mac Minis come with that adapter but not all used systems ship with adapters. If you find that your Mac Mini came without an adapter, then you will need this DVI to VGA adapter.