19038 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 3:23 AM by wpollock13
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2009 9:30 PM (in response to digitalp)It does the exact same thing with my Macbook pro 2,4.
So I assume this not a Mac mini problem, but a Apple/Panasonic compatibility issue...
This *****!Macbook pro 15" 2.4 | Mac mini 2.0 | Macbook 13" 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2009 9:00 PM (in response to digitalp)Anybody?!?!? Help!!!Macbook pro 15" 2.4 | Mac mini 2.0 | Macbook 13" 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2009 5:54 PM (in response to digitalp)I am having the same problem on my Panasonic TH-50PZ80U. Bought the Panny in March 2008. I had it connected with a DVI>HDMI adapter to a previous-gen Mini, the one with the DVI output, and had zero problems. This weekend I got the new 2.0 GHz Mini, the one with the mini-DVI & MiniDisplayPort. Used the included mini-DVI-to-DVI adapter, and the same DVI>HDMI adapter I was using previously. Right away I started having this issue. Like the OP, I have to disconnect the HDMI from the TV and hold the power button down for about 10 seconds in order to reset something internal to the TV. If I connect the HMDI after it is on, there's no problem.
I am wondering if the mini-DVI output is the problem. Is there any information if minidisplayport > HDMI would not have this problem?
MaxMac Mini 2.0GHz (July 2009), Mac OS X (10.5), Mini-DVI > DVI > HDMI
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2009 10:55 AM (in response to Max Cascone)I did a bunch of searching and found the Master thread for Panasonic plasma not turning on on the AV Science Forums.
The 10 blink issue is caused by an incompatibility between some video cards and the HDMI inputs on the back of the tvs.
The front panel HDMI input has additional circuitry designed to handle pcs and game systems, so it will work.
Panasonic may send out this part if you ask them nicely. It buffers the signal and according to the AVS thread above, solves this issue.
For now, leave the HTPC/mini/macbook unplugged until after turning the TV on, and/or unplug it before turning it off. Hold down the power button for ~10 seconds to reset the tv if it gets into this state.
Note this only applies to the 10-blink issue with connected HTPCs. Other blink patterns are related to other problems - see the AVS thread above.
MaxPowerbook 15" 1.67/1GB, Mac Mini 2.0GHz (2009), Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2009 8:59 AM (in response to Max Cascone)It's not a Mac problem it's a Panasonic problem. I have a 42in Panny and I'm running a Win Media center PC into HDMI2 via a DVI-HDMI cable and if I leave it plugged in I get blinking red lights.MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2009 9:09 AM (in response to Gottria)I agree with you, there is something wrong with the way the TV handles those signals from HTPCs. I didn't feel like arguing with the tech on the phone as they are going to send the part regardless of whose fault it is.
It is an issue that they know about, it shouldn't be too hard to get them to send you this hdmi extender part.
Message was edited by: Max CasconePowerbook 15" 1.67/1GB, Mac Mini 2.0GHz (2009), Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2009 10:02 AM (in response to Max Cascone)Max, what was the number you called for Panasonic? I tried calling and got the run around. For $25 from Monoprice I might just order it and pay for it myself.MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2009 10:19 AM (in response to Gottria)1-800-973-4326. I would choose service or repairs in the automated menu. Have your serial number and date of purchase handy.Powerbook 15" 1.67/1GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2009 5:35 PM (in response to digitalp)Dude, you have no idea how much I appreciate your solution.
Just connected the mini on the side input, and the problem is gone. No need for extra parts.
Thanks!!!!Macbook pro 15" 2.4 | Mac mini 2.0 | Macbook 13" 2.0, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2009 1:50 PM (in response to digitalp)Everyone, unfortunately it appears that Panasonic has canceled this program. I had to argue with them to get mine since they cancelled it after i called in for the part, but they had never bothered to getting around to sending it. I was able to get mine after repeated complaints that they'd cancelled the plan after telling me they were going to send me the part, but I doubt that you would be able to get one now. Monoprice is the answer.
This is what you need - funnily enough, Panasonic actually sent me this exact same Monoprice-branded part: http://tinyurl.com/26zhe6Powerbook 15" 1.67/1GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2010 7:43 PM (in response to digitalp)SAVED MY LIFE!!! Thank you guys soo much.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 3:23 AM (in response to digitalp)
this was an incredible thread -- it saved my bacon. thanks guys! some poor chap (having the same issue) on justanswer.com got told by an expert that his motherboard would have to be replaced. so we should consider ourselves lucky. :-)