5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2013 7:43 AM by IMRAN
UrielGarciaC Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Intel confirmed that the problem on some Mac Minis Late 2012 being connected through HDMI-HDMI ,will be fixed, in form of a Driver Update for OSX, it tells that this has been submited to apple , and we need to wait a few days/weeks until this driver is available with OSX or as a Separate driver, for me being a user of OSX for 6 years, seems weird to need a driver but. if is a fix is very welcome.

 

Thanks to all the people who submited his problems about Mac Mini HDMI issue on intel HD4000 around the globe, we make our voice heard.

Talking from Mexico Uriel G.

 

source, news:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57556171-263/flickering-mac-minis-to-get-a- fix/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: Mac Mini 2012 Flickering Issue Will be fixed CNET and Intel Note
    georgioskio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And why many people have the same problem with thunderbolt to hdmi connection!?

  • 2. Re: Mac Mini 2012 Flickering Issue Will be fixed CNET and Intel Note
    UrielGarciaC Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes I've read about some issues also on TB to HDMI, I think it's the conversion that HDMI does, I hope this fix on Intel Side affects this issue also.

     

    I've tested TB-VGA looks fine no problem

    also TB-DVI and HDMI-DVI no problem but if I try to use HDMI-HDMI or TB-HDMI this thing happens. so I hope Intel addresses both problems with a generic HDMI driver handling(video conversion).

  • 3. Re: Mac Mini 2012 Flickering Issue Will be fixed CNET and Intel Note
    BobH47 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    How did you get HDMI to DVI to work? Black-outs and snow on my mini came through that combination.

  • 4. Re: Mac Mini 2012 Flickering Issue Will be fixed CNET and Intel Note
    IMRAN Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    I still got a Mac Mini with the flickering video even though I bought it last week... I posted this elsewhere...

     

    I was never in the market for a Mac Mini but circumstances led me to buy one last week.

     

    I was already smarting from a known manufacturing defect in an Apple model of laptops. I had wanted to wait for the next refresh release of the MacBook Pro to replace my current nearly 3 years old MacBook Pro mid-2010. After non-stop kernel panic due to a manufacturing defect (motherboard replacement needed) on the laptop causing data AND lots of time loss, I had to take it to Apple where David (genius bar) at the Brandon store was great to deal with. It is about a week and I am still waiting for the repaired laptop back.

     

    To tide me over in that time I bought a Mac Mini i7 for $850. And it will be the first Mac I have had since 1984 that I will be taking back for a refund.

     

    I am SHOCKED at how slow and pokey it is. It is literally more sluggish than the 3 year old i5 laptop in several areas. e.g. If I hit Command-Space and the first characters of an app it always nearly instantly appears in the top right of the screen. With the NEW i7 Mac Mini even with NO apps running it misses the first few characters after I hit Command-Space. I literally have to do Command-Space, wait 1 second or more, then type.

     

    And from Day One I have the flickering screen and pixels bug across the display. I even thought it was my monitor or cable so tried it on a different one, and got the same results.

     

    Since it is within 14 days of the purchase, this is definitely $850 I want back and will be returning this Mac Mini this weekend. What a huge (mini?) disappointment.

     

    Imran

  • 5. Re: Mac Mini 2012 Flickering Issue Will be fixed CNET and Intel Note
    IMRAN Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    Just found the Mac Mini hung overnight simply doing a fresh Time Machine backup and apparently that is also happening to other people.

     

    9/7/13 3:49:14.967 AM fseventsd[54]: SLOWDOWN: client 0x7fc53d809600 (pid 213) sleeping due to too many errors (num usleeps 11)

     

    Back to Apple it is for this brick.