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I bought an Apple Mac Mini i5 yesterday. My Samsung 19" monitor only has a VGA input, so I bought an HDMI to VGA converter cable. The monitor won't detect my Mac Mini device when I connect them with the converter. Why not/what can I do about this?

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I found the following information on Apple's Site:

The HDMI port will drive digital connections—such as DVI—using the adapter that came with the Mac mini, but cannot be used for analog displays such as VGA. You can purchase a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter separately to drive analog displays.

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Thanks. Could you tell me that can I use ThunderBolt port as Mini DisplayPort ? – leo87 Sep 1 '11 at 15:51
Welcome to Super User, @leo! Comments aren't the right place for follow-up questions on this site. If you need that information, please ask it as a separate question, perhaps with a link to this one for reference. – Pops Sep 1 '11 at 17:12
Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort, so a Mini DisplayPort adapter will work with the Thunderbolt port on the Mac Mini. – Chris Upchurch Sep 1 '11 at 19:52

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