Late 2011 mini server - Loses Video Output Regularly?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by powerbook911, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    I have a Late 2011 mini server. This is the one with 2GHZ Core i7 processor.

    For quite some time now, 2-3x a week I have to hold the power button and hard shut down because I lose all video out. I have two displays (though I cut back to one seeing if that would help, it hasn't), and they lose all input signal. I just have the dark screens.

    I think the hard shut downs are taking a toll too. Last week I had to do a restore and transfer all my settings from Time Machine because my Raid 0 setup on internal drives were too badly corrupted or something.


    Any idea how to stop this issue of losing video out? It happens when I go to wake the computer back up after being away from it a while, it never comes back. It has happened for a long time (probably since new), though much more regularly as of late. It used to be maybe every 1 or 2 months, but now as I say a couple times a week at least.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. marzer macrumors 65816

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    That model has HDMI and Thunderbolt output. Were you able to confirm loss of video out on both those ports?
     
  3. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    Yes, it is on both both ports as until recently I was using both ports for dual displays. I've went down to one display to see if it helped, but it didn't. I tried both individually too. Thanks
     
  4. Donka macrumors 68020

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