2012 Mac Mini HDMI snow

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  1. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    im on SMC 2.7f0 and with El Capitan the snow affect is back after the display turns off. Seems like the Mac and display can't handshake.

    For now I have display off disabled to see if it still occurs. I'll manually turn monitor off


    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    More details please::)

    Back from where (when?)? Was there a common snow problem at some point in the past? Please tell us exactly which conditions prompt your snow problem.
     
  3. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do a search on 2012 Mac mini snow or HDMI and read the issues everyone had.
     
  4. Celerondon, Nov 3, 2015
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    Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, the 2012 mini/HD4000/HDMI snow effect problem. Nope, no one else has that problem. ;)

    How can I make that claim? Well, while searching through 2012 Mac mini snow/HDMI problems we should notice that the problem was resolved almost 3 years ago. On these Macs our firmware should update automatically during OS X updates. With El Capitan, you may have a similar new problem with similar symptoms but it can't be the same problem.

    Interesting though, my 2012 running Yosemite shows SMC version 2.8f1 versus your 2.7f0. Your description is a little thin. Are you saying that, just like the 2012 problem, your monitor fails to wake up properly after a sleep interval?
     
  5. samraaf macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same porblem with my 2014 mac Mini. Reported it to apple and they responded for more info. With the latest El Capitan build it seems to be fixed on the 2014 model. SMC version is 2.24f32
     
  6. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just because an issue was fixed 3 years ago doesn't mean it won't come back with new OS releases.

    My mini does not have this problem with Mavericks or Yosemite. Only El Capitan. I tried multiple installs to prove this theory.

    Stop being a wise cracker.
     
  7. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry unplugme71 but I disagree. The same problem cannot come back with new OS releases.
    • symptom
    • problem
    • solution
    We may observe the same symptoms again but the problem will be different. The fix or solution for the problem will be different as well. Identical problems share solutions because they have the same causes.

    Perhaps you and samraaf have something of an El Capitan connection. If the cause of both problems is the new version of OS X then Apple may produce a fix for you (2012 HD4000 mini) like they apparently did for samara's 2014 mini. If that happens then I would call your problems related.

    Could both problems be the same as the 2012 HDMI video issue? What is different? Hardware*/Firmware/OS X version/Drivers/GPU*

    Nope.
     
  8. unplugme71 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually it's common that the world problem is used to identify a symptom in the Emglish language. While it's grammatically incorrect, it's widely accepted. But thanks again for your snarky reply.

    Now unless you can provide a "solution" I suggest you leave this thread.
     

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