Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:20 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Releases Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 to Fix Flickering on HDMI External Displays




Apple has released an update for the Mac mini that was released earlier this fall, addressing an issue with flickering on external monitors connected via HDMI.
Quote:
About Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7

This update addresses HDMI video flicker issues on Mac mini (Late 2012) computers and is recommended for all users.

The Mac mini EFI Firmware Update will update the EFI firmware on your computer.

Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source. When your Mac mini restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your Mac mini during this update.

Mac mini EFI will be updated to 0106.03
The 4.53MB update can be downloaded via Apple's support website or via the App Store/Software Update on the Mac mini itself.

Article Link: Apple Releases Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 to Fix Flickering on HDMI External Displays
MacRumors is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:21 PM   #2
Daremo
macrumors 68000
 
Daremo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chicago
Send a message via AIM to Daremo Send a message via Skype™ to Daremo
This will make folks happy, since many use the Mini as a media server.
__________________
Paul
Follow me on : TWITTER
Novembers Doom
Universal iOS app : Novembers Doom : The Wayfaring Chronicles
Daremo is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:22 PM   #3
Hitch08
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Nice! Hope this works, as I have held off on buying one because of this issue.
Hitch08 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:22 PM   #4
jrlcopy
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
It seems like every single mac for the last few years has had this issue and then was fixed with it's own patch a couple months later. Can they not just make this patch before they ship the damn things?
__________________
15" Macbook Pro i7 / 8gb ram / Lion / Windows 8
Avid Symphony 6.5
jrlcopy is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:23 PM   #5
RMo
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa, USA
Quote:
Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source.
This is a Mac mini. Is there any other way to do it?
RMo is offline   37 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:25 PM   #6
Yvan256
macrumors 601
 
Yvan256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada
I guess HDMI is also a bag of hurt.
Yvan256 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:25 PM   #7
macs4nw
macrumors 68020
 
macs4nw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: On Safari…..
Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
macs4nw is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:27 PM   #8
profets
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Glad to see they never bothered to fix the flickering on the 2011 model over HDMI.
profets is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:28 PM   #9
azentropy
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Surprise
Quote:
Originally Posted by RMo View Post
This is a Mac mini. Is there any other way to do it?
I chuckled at that one, especially when it prompted me while installing it too...
azentropy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:29 PM   #10
NoNameBrand
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Halifax, Canada
Send a message via AIM to NoNameBrand
Quote:
Originally Posted by azentropy View Post
I chuckled at that one, especially when it prompted me while installing it too...
Mac Mini Server with built-in UPS confirmed!
__________________
lonelyfridge.com | flickr
NoNameBrand is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:30 PM   #11
lilo777
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by macs4nw View Post
Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
Do you call display flickering a "pesky annoyance"? I thought it was a major issue.
lilo777 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:31 PM   #12
Mr. McMac
macrumors 68020
 
Mr. McMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
I tried updating, but it didn't work! . Found out my Mac Mini wasn't plugged in. Boy do I feel silly! LOL!!

Seriously, there's no fix for 2011 Mini's with the same problem?
__________________
Mid 2011 Mac Mini, 2.3 GHz, 8GB of RAM, 500 GB HD, 2 TB external HD, 46" Samsung Display, 4th gen iPod Shuffle
Custom built Windows 7 PC, Asus ChromeBox, 2nd gen Nexus 7, (2) Roku 3's
Mr. McMac is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:32 PM   #13
chuckd83
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
"The Mac Mini doesn't have a problem. It is probably isolated to your machine only."

Insert fix.

"We've fixed the problem."
chuckd83 is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:36 PM   #14
Macclone
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Can finally order my new mini. Guess the battery operated one is not an option though.
Macclone is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:36 PM   #15
tristanB
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Brighton, England
No love for any of the various other systems having the same issue via dp to hdmi?
__________________
13" MacBook Air 2012; 32GB iPhone 4S
tristanB is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:38 PM   #16
eizen
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
lol I returned mine on Saturday because of this issue. I guess the people at returns aren't in any type of loop be it the problems with hardware or if a fix is coming.
eizen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:39 PM   #17
class77
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
I have a 2011 Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI and I have absolutely no problems with flickering and never have had any
__________________
2011 Mac Mini, 2.7 Dual Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB, 10.7.3 24" iMac, 3.06GHz C2D, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 10.6.8 iPad 4 64G, iPad 3 64GB, iPad 32 GB  iPhone 5  Airport Extreme 5
class77 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM   #18
shanmugam
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blazer town!
Yes!

hope this will fix the blurry color and text reproduction also. will report back when wifey applies the fix.
__________________
iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle
Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080
Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB
shanmugam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM   #19
Macclone
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by eizen View Post
lol I returned mine on Saturday because of this issue. I guess the people at returns aren't in any type of loop be it the problems with hardware or if a fix is coming.
You knew the fix was coming, right? Why did you return it?
Macclone is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM   #20
RoelJuun
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Netherlands
Quote:
Originally Posted by macs4nw View Post
Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
So they release the computer months late compared to the laptops and still need to update the computer to make it actually functioning properly. I was about to say they need to stay on top of their Mac line.
RoelJuun is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM   #21
shanmugam
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blazer town!
Quote:
Originally Posted by class77 View Post
I have a 2011 Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI and I have absolutely no problems with flickering and never have had any
Sir, this issues only affects 2012 Mac Mini(s).
__________________
iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle
Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080
Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB
shanmugam is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:41 PM   #22
Macclone
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by shanmugam View Post
hope this will fix the blurry color and text reproduction also. will report back when wifey applies the fix.
Man up and do it yourself!
Macclone is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:41 PM   #23
shanmugam
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blazer town!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macclone View Post
Man up and do it yourself!
Darn work, they have only PCs
__________________
iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle
Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080
Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB
shanmugam is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:43 PM   #24
iCaleb
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Hope it solved the color problems people were having too and also the snow screens.
iCaleb is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:44 PM   #25
eizen
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macclone View Post
You knew the fix was coming, right? Why did you return it?
I wasn't too crazy about it and the iMac's are tempting me.
eizen is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Releases Firmware Update for 2013 Mac Pro to Fix Power Nap Issues MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 34 Feb 28, 2014 05:47 AM
Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update 2.0 for 2013 Mac Pro MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 73 Jan 2, 2014 01:22 PM
Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update 2.7 for Mid-2013 MacBook Air MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 17 Oct 11, 2013 06:38 AM
Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update 2.6 for MacBook Air MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 21 Jan 30, 2013 11:52 AM
Apple Releases MacMini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 - Fix Flickering on HDMI Displays k.alexander Mac mini 3 Dec 10, 2012 02:50 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC