2009 mac mini GPU dieing and bleeding on my monitor

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    Posted: 09 October 2013 04:18 PM

    It’s a geforce 9400M and i was wondering what is the cheapest way to get video back on this little cube.  I’m Not relishing the thought of shelling out $200 to have the motherboard overhauled by the dude on ebay.  Any way to install a thunderport and go external?  Repair the faulty GPU processor cheaply?  Maybe chewing gum and a paper clip rubber cement?

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  • Posted: 16 October 2013 04:51 PM #1

    drdorkmeister - 09 October 2013 04:18 PM

    It’s a geforce 9400M and i was wondering what is the cheapest way to get video back on this little cube.  I’m Not relishing the thought of shelling out $200 to have the motherboard overhauled by the dude on ebay.  Any way to install a thunderport and go external?  Repair the faulty GPU processor cheaply?  Maybe chewing gum and a paper clip rubber cement?

    I wonder if you could use a USB to HDMI adapter/converter? I’ve not tried one myself, but if it gives you the display resolution you want, I think it would bypass the GPU.