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I recently received a late 2007 mac mini as a hand me down from my parents and I'm trying to hook it up to a Sony HDTV via HDMI to DVI cable. I bought the cables I needed and attempted to set it up, however when I turn on the system nothing appears on the display. I've been searching posts and various forums, but haven't really made any progress because most troubleshooting guides are focused upon display problems like pixels and refreshes.

Unfortunately I don't have a VGA monitor to use (which is what the mini was previously used on) to try and see if that works.

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I also took the time to search on this topic and couldnt find anything related

heres the sitch!

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