HELP!! 2011 mini screen goes black after apple logo boot

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Karr271, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Karr271 macrumors regular

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    i just bought a 2011 mac mini.the only cord i have now is a HDMI cord (won't be able to get to an apple store or purchase an adapter for 2 days).I plugged it up, started. i see that the apple logo appears then the screen goes black and i cant see anything. any solutions or tricks that i can use to simply set up the mini?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Are you plugging the Mini directly into the display?
     
  3. Karr271 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I would hold Command+Option+A+V while starting up. This will reset the display settings.

    It seems the Mac Minis have a problem selecting the appropriate resolution.

    If that does not work;

    Turn off the Mac
    Turn off the TV
    Turn on the Mac
    Wait about 3 minutes and turn on the TV.
     
  5. Karr271 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. SergeSF macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely not! Monitor should be turned ON before turning mac on.

    Obviously, for whatever reason, mac mini video output is set to MiniDP, that is why you don't see anything on HDMI. I have no idea why it happened. Try to get MiniDP cable or adapter and check if it works.

    Or the best option would be return mac mini to Apple Store for checking or replace.
     
  7. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    ...they auto-detect monitors...
     

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