Mac Mini 2018 Three Monitors Issue


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 6, 2018

I just purchased a new mac mini 2018 and I have three monitors connected to it:
  • (One) Dell P2715Q 27" 4k (I run it at 2560x1440) on an HDMI to HDMI port
  • (Two) Dell U2715H 27" 2560x1440, both on DP to USBC ports
My problem is that, whenever I wake my computer from sleep.. The monitors rearrange themselves. It seems to be completely random. My two Dell U2715H's sometimes only go up to 2048x1152 resolution in the displays settings also.

How can I fix this issue? I cannot even use my Mac mini because every time I wake it, I spend 5 minutes configuring the monitors...


macrumors member
Dec 20, 2013
I can't really help you - because here it works with 3 screens. No random rearrangements. Even no random desktop backgrounds as I have on other macs.
I'm using 1 screen with HDMI -> DVI and 2 screens with USB-C -> DP. Does it happen too if you unplug the 4K screen?


macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2014
I have 3 monitors and have had the issue several times after a reboot, but never after waking it. I have tried resetting the PRAM following the instructions here, but am not even sure that I was able to do it right after trying multiple times.

I've even resorted to changing the cables around after it occurs instead of using the OS, but it didn't seem to make it stick.

I'm using two USB-C to DVI cables and an HDMI cable. Oddly the HDMI one seems to stay where it should be (in the center), and it's only my two outer monitors occasionally flipping around after a reboot.
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