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Apple Releases Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7 to Fix Flickering on HDMI External Displays

NewImageApple has released an update for the Mac mini that was released earlier this fall, addressing an issue with flickering on external monitors connected via HDMI.
About Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7

This update addresses HDMI video flicker issues on Mac mini (Late 2012) computers and is recommended for all users.

The Mac mini EFI Firmware Update will update the EFI firmware on your computer.

Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source. When your Mac mini restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your Mac mini during this update.

Mac mini EFI will be updated to 0106.03
The 4.53MB update can be downloaded via Apple's support website or via the App Store/Software Update on the Mac mini itself.

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27 months ago

Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source.


This is a Mac mini. Is there any other way to do it? :D
Rating: 37 Votes
27 months ago
Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago

I have a 2011 Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI and I have absolutely no problems with flickering and never have had any


Sir, this issues only affects 2012 Mac Mini(s).
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago
"The Mac Mini doesn't have a problem. It is probably isolated to your machine only."

Insert fix.

"We've fixed the problem."
Rating: 6 Votes
27 months ago
It seems like every single mac for the last few years has had this issue and then was fixed with it's own patch a couple months later. Can they not just make this patch before they ship the damn things?
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago

I chuckled at that one, especially when it prompted me while installing it too...


Mac Mini Server with built-in UPS confirmed!
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago

hope this will fix the blurry color and text reproduction also. will report back when wifey applies the fix.


Man up and do it yourself!
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago
I tried updating, but it didn't work! . Found out my Mac Mini wasn't plugged in. Boy do I feel silly! LOL!!

Seriously, there's no fix for 2011 Mini's with the same problem?
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago

Allright, granted, it would be a major annoyance. :)


not only the flickering or random black screen, there is a color issue also. it blurs out everything.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 months ago

This is a Mac mini. Is there any other way to do it? :D


I have the hand-crank model, which is useful during power outages and playing bejewled after the apocalypse on Dec 21.
Rating: 3 Votes

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