Apple Releases Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 to Fix Flickering on HDMI External Displays

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    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.
    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
     
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    This will make folks happy, since many use the Mini as a media server.
     
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    Nice! Hope this works, as I have held off on buying one because of this issue.
     
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    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?
     
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    This is a Mac mini. Is there any other way to do it? :D
     
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    I guess HDMI is also a bag of hurt.
     
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    Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
     
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    Glad to see they never bothered to fix the flickering on the 2011 model over HDMI.
     
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    I chuckled at that one, especially when it prompted me while installing it too...
     
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    Mac Mini Server with built-in UPS confirmed!
     
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    Do you call display flickering a "pesky annoyance"? I thought it was a major issue.
     
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    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?
     
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    "The Mac Mini doesn't have a problem. It is probably isolated to your machine only."

    Insert fix.

    "We've fixed the problem."
     
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    Can finally order my new mini. Guess the battery operated one is not an option though.
     
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    No love for any of the various other systems having the same issue via dp to hdmi?
     
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    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.
     
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    I have a 2011 Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI and I have absolutely no problems with flickering and never have had any
     
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    Yes!

    hope this will fix the blurry color and text reproduction also. will report back when wifey applies the fix.
     
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    You knew the fix was coming, right? Why did you return it?
     
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    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.
     
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    Sir, this issues only affects 2012 Mac Mini(s).
     
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    Man up and do it yourself!
     
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    Darn work, they have only PCs :D
     
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    Hope it solved the color problems people were having too and also the snow screens.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't too crazy about it and the iMac's are tempting me.
     

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