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.

Top Rated Comments

RMo Avatar
130 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
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shanpdx Avatar
130 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).
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
130 months ago
Good to know Apple stays on top of, and fixes, those pesky little annoyances.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chuckd83 Avatar
130 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."
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macclone Avatar
130 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!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. McMac Avatar
130 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?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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