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644 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 1:02 PM by rudresha RSS
rudresha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 17, 2012 6:23 PM

Brand new Mac Mini out of the box.   Hooking HDMI to a Westinghouse L2610NW.  Showing "out of range".  No way to hook up VGA with what is out of box because there is only a DVI-D adaptor. Tried powering on with no HDMI connected.  Tried connecting another computer to the monitor and that works. No DVI connection on the monitor.  No other monitor available to connect to.  Can you set to 1024x768 out of the box just to get through the set up?

Mac mini
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to rudresha)

    The native resolution for your L2610NW is 1920 x 1200 and the Mac Mini supports that using the HDMI port.


    With the monitor connected, reset the PRAM as per > About NVRAM and PRAM



    1. Shut down the computer.

    2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.

    3. Turn on the computer.

    4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

    5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.

    6. Release the keys.

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  • Mr. Downs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to den.thed)

    Just received a new Mac Mini and in the same boat, using the same monitor. I tried resetting the PRAM (twice) and still get an "out of range" on my monitor. Verified the monitor works by connecting it to the HDMI out on my wife's laptop.


    Any other suggestions?

  • Mr. Downs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to rudresha)

    Thanks rudresha for your solution. I'm hoping someone from Apple can jump in with a better (hardware-free) solution since the Mac Mini supports this monitor's resolution.


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