New Mini, Video Blinks off/on after waking. Should I return it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Skirush, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Skirush macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I think other owners have this same issue. After waking, the video will come on and display on the monitor just fine. Then after a minute or two, the video will blink off, and then back on again after a second. This seems to only happen after the computer has been asleep and then I go to use it again. It's not a huge problem, but it's annoying since I just got this thing literally days ago. I didn't expect any issues with it.

    I have an hdmi cable with a DVI adapter. But, it shouldn't have anything to do with that. From my reading online, it seems that people disagree with the best approach. Some people say return it for a new one, others say to just deal with it.

    Should I return it, or just deal with it?
     
  2. strongs macrumors member

    strongs

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    United Kingdom
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    Only you can answer THAT question.

    Personally I'm not buying until they resolve the issue.

    There is a workaround if you get a mini display port to DVI adapter this seems to eradicate the issue completely.

    Something like this:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300732088573?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    The issue only occurs if you use the HDMI port or a HDMI Cable (even if using an adapter)
     
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    Los Angeles
    #3
    I had this issue... only saw it twice though.
    But for the last two days I HAVE NOT seen anything, it's either happening after I stepped away or it stopped happening. I did change my power saving settings to never sleep the hard drive. (The one that gives you the option that is up to 3 hours/Off in power saving settings. Blanking on the verbiage right now.)
     

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