How to use the Mac mini without a screen
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U.S. Mac Mini users can buy an adapter that performs similar function. For a description and specific model of a device, read John Panarese's article, "Adventures with My Mac Mini" at his Mac for the Blind web site:
You wrote: "Yes, there is a solution. This requires two components. You will need the following:First A VGA adapter that you can buy when you order your Mac.Second A VGA to RCA box if you live in Europe.Please note: If you live in the United States, it is a VGA to NTSC box you need.The VGA to NTSC or RCA adapter is not easy to get. I have unfortunately no specific model number or a specific manufacturer to recommend, but may instead recommend that you contact a typical electronics business if you are in doubt. I nearly bought a total wrong adapter when I tried doing a search for it online, therefor this advice." The specific model John used was given in this link, based on information supplied by Chris Blouch in August 2011:http://sewelldirect.com/pc-to-tv.asp This was Sewell TVdeck PC to TV Converter (VGA to Composite)Sewell Part #: SW-23000 Mfg Part #: SW-23000 It lists for $29.95, and is currently in stodk. The Sewell site also lists a Sewell PC to TV Converter (VGA to RCA), but I don't know whether this works for European systems. I'm not a Mac Mini user myself.
<p>I came across a product called the Fit-Headless while researching workarounds for this very problem. It's a very small adapter which plugs into the HDMI port of the mini or any other computer you'd like to run without a display. I ordered one last week and it arrived yesterday. I'll report back when I've taken it for a spin, my mini should be here in the next few days. You can find more information about it at http://www.fit-pc.com/web/products/fit-headless/</p>
I know of the device that was mentioned in the previous comment that was posted a while back and thought I would share my experience with this said product.
the fit headless is an HDMI dongle made by a company called compu labs and they have two different models available, The fit headless, and the fit headless 4K.
Both of them can be purchased via amazon.
Price wise, I believe the last time I checked, the fit headless was about $8 and the fit headless 4K, I'm not sure.
The fit headless works as a good pseudo monitor if you do not wish to search around for extra components to complete this task.
Credit goes to the original creator of this guide, I just thought I would put that info out there just in case anyone was interested in other ways you could use your Mac Mini without a monitor because I had the same issue back in 2015 when I purchased my Mini.