Mac Mini 2012 - what does your screen show when you wake from sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Slippery Gimp, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Slippery Gimp macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    Just recently got the i5 Mac Mini and would like to know if everyone experiences the same issue as me when I wake the Mini from sleep.

    It's connected to my 1080p HDTV with an HDMI cable, and if I press the trackpad or button on the keyboard to wake the Mini from sleep, the Mini fires into life and I can briefly see a greyed out image of my desktop (complete with volume indicator showing full volume), then it might go blank but then come back with a 'snowy' screen, go blank again then come back with the normal picture, all in the space of about 3 seconds or so.

    It's done this a fair few times now and otherwise operates perfectly, but I'm just concerned it might be one of those HDMI issues I've been reading about...though I thought they had been sorted out.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    It's hdmi handshaking. I've noticed this behavior is sometimes different between TV's. It also will occur on pc's (not the grey screen but you'll get a couple of flashes). I used to work connecting computers to TV's for digital signage (mostly macs) and it would vary but almost always guaranteed on older TV's.
     
  3. Slippery Gimp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info, have Googled HDMI handshake and will try one or two things when I get home. Would you be tempted to return the Mac Mini in case it gets worse, or does it not work like that?
     
  4. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    I don't think it will get worse. Try using a program called switchresx to force 1080p and see if that makes a difference.
     

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