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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Anyone not having Random Black Screens?

In another thread this is a problem with quite a few new Mini's,and I was about to order one, but if this problem is in them all,I think I will wait till their is a fix for it.

I know we only usually hear about problems,but if there are any users not suffering the Black Screen maybe they could let us know.

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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What thread? I'd like to read it.
Hasn't happened here so far though.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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Look down the page,the thread is called

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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Mmm... looks like everyone's using an adapter. I'm on an ACD using the Mini Display Port (connected to the Thunderbolt port). I guess that's why it hasn't happened to me?

Maybe faulty adapters, maybe an issue in the OS when using an adapter... Anyways, if it's just when using the HDMI port I guess there's gotta be an easy fix for that!
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:58 AM   #5
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Mmm... looks like everyone's using an adapter. I'm on an ACD using the Mini Display Port (connected to the Thunderbolt port). I guess that's why it hasn't happened to me?

Maybe faulty adapters, maybe an issue in the OS when using an adapter... Anyways, if it's just when using the HDMI port I guess there's gotta be an easy fix for that!
this is an hdmi port driver issue. I have pretty much tested every possible hdmi to dvi and hdmi to hdmi combo using a 2011 mac mini it never happens. using 2 not one 2012 minis it happens.

I have a hdmi monitor a hdmi tv and a dvi monitor. I have 3 minis. I can get the base 2012 and the mid 2012 to do the blackouts with all my displays and with hdmi to hdmi cables hdmi to dvi adapter and with hdmi to dvi cable. Repeat with the 2011 base mini that I have nothing happens.

I am waiting on a display to hdmi cable I will use the t-bolt/display port on a 2012 mini and boot via a usb3 case. No black out in this case would be the nail in the coffin as to a drive issue on the hdmi ports.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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HDMI port driver problem? Mmm... Just out of curiosity, is it completely random?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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None yet. At the moment I'm using a Wacom Cintiq via a Monoprice mini display port to DVI adapter. Sometime this weekend we'll see how it does with a Cinema Display and Apple's hdmi adapter.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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No display problems here with the Apple HDMI to DVI adapter and Cinema Display and the mini display port to DVI adapter and Viewsonic display...
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:34 PM   #9
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I am not having any issues. I am using the HDMI to DVI adapter. IT has been fine on the Apple 24inch cinema display and also the dell U2412M as well.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:40 PM   #10
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HDMI port driver problem? Mmm... Just out of curiosity, is it completely random?
pretty much so. firefox or safari on various sites. I mostly do online usage so I have not seen it doing off line work. This happened a while back with older minis and 10.6.0 to maybe 10.6.4 but after 10.6.4 no issues. back then it could flicker and or just stay black.


I fact if I do fresh instals on a 2010 mini of snow leopard with the 10.6.4 oem dvd I get almost the same issue until I update the mini to 10.6.5 or higher.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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I am not having any issues and I am using the hdmi to dvi adapter that came with the mini connected to a 9 year old Samsung 24" monitor.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:43 PM   #12
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I am not having any issues and I am using the hdmi to dvi adapter that came with the mini connected to a 9 year old Samsung 24" monitor.
So this is good to know. What 2012 mini do you have?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 01:05 PM   #13
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So this is good to know. What 2012 mini do you have?
The 2.3 quad stock with 4 gbyte of memory. I just added 16 gbyte of memory to it. I'll report back if I see any black screens. Been using the machine for a week.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 04:26 PM   #14
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i think i am having same problem, screen flick green and black then back to normal. Happened twice already.

may wanna check this link out

http://xlr8yourmac.com/archives/oct1...isplayProblems
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 05:54 PM   #15
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No probs here, I'm using a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable to my Dell Ultrasharp monitor.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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Im having the same issue. Also it goes to a snowy screen for a second and then back.

Im using the HDMI to DVI adapter also.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:39 PM   #17
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I'm wondering if it could be the HDMI-to-DVI adapter on the new 2012 models? I am using the old HDMI-to-DVI adapter from my 2010 mini, again, with no problems.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:48 PM   #18
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So if this is a HDMI Driver problem I am guessing the earliest we will see a fix is in 10.8.3, but then thats not guaranteed
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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I'm having no problem. I'm using it with a hdmi cable from Amazon in a Sony Bravia. I can try the new adapter.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:51 AM   #20
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I'm not having any issues. I've been using my 27" iMac as a display. I also hooked it up to my tv with direct hdmi to hdmi, no problems on either. I am having issues with the power cord not staying and hitting the contacts.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:55 AM   #21
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I don't have any problems, neither using the Thunderbolt Display nor using a TV via HDMI.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:40 PM   #22
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Since the HDMI problems are probably related, Do you all have this problem too?
Link with clear picture: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:11 AM   #23
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If you're planning on using 2560 x 1440 you're going to have to use a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable anyway, since the mini doesn't support that resolution with HDMI or DVI.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:40 AM   #24
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no probs here, i'm using a mini displayport to displayport cable to my dell ultrasharp monitor.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:44 AM   #25
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I also have not had the black screen problem. Using an HDMI to HDMI connection to a 46" Sony LCD TV.
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