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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found an issue also: http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@624.qsuNaXwKRmU.0@.68a64fff Might like to write to leadership@apple.com. I read Steve himself reads these... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T. Kirkę wrote:
I found an issue also: http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@624.qsuNaXwKRmU.0@.68a64fff. Might like to write to leadership@apple.com. I read Steve himself reads these... Smile


Link is dead. You need to get rid of the period at the end! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news!

http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050222073730319 Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casiop wrote:
Link is dead. You need to get rid of the period at the end! Smile


Problem solved. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
Bad news!

http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050222073730319 Sad


Glad we have PAL here Laughing Anyway, this all makes clear, there is enough reason to change the internal videocard (+ give it a bit more RAM) in the 2nde generation macMini.

Let all write to Steve! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now removed SwitchRes X and am using this command line program (free) http://www.pyehouse.com/lynn/cscreen.php

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Problem fixed... Reply with quote

Using SwitchRezX, I have the resolution set at either 1280x768 @ 65Hz or 1280x720 @ 69Hz. The monitor is an HDTV with DVD-D connection.

The only problem is with iTunes visualizer which uses 1024x768 setting (don't know what refresh rate). I still get the snowy colored things when the visualizer is mostly black.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my mini today and hooked it up to my Planar PL191M using the DVI-D and what is up with all of this screen flicker? This is enough to drive you nuts. Great move Apple for all of those PC folks you want to convert.

Does it work better using the VGA? Does anyone have theirs connected to an CRT?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apoc wrote:
I got my mini today and hooked it up to my Planar PL191M using the DVI-D and what is up with all of this screen flicker? This is enough to drive you nuts. Great move Apple for all of those PC folks you want to convert.

Does it work better using the VGA? Does anyone have theirs connected to an CRT?


I have the same monitor and was able to fix the problem (temporarily until Apple fixes it) by using SwitchResX. Try 1280x1024 @ 57hz. Or download cscreen from my link above and run it: "cscreen -d 32 -x 1280 -y 1024 -r 57"

Also, please call Apple and report the problem. They will probably tell you that your motherboard needs to be replaced (their current cop-out solution which does not fix the problem).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switched it over to VGA when I put it on the KVM and all is fine. I have read that some are having a darkness issue when during this but mine appears to be OK.

My gig ram stick is on the UPS truck as I write this so a little surgery is in store for this evening. Wish me luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My gig ram stick is on the UPS truck as I write this so a little surgery is in store for this evening. Wish me luck.[/quote]

Just be gentle with the little one! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No problems.

Didn't have a putty knife small enough and just as I was coming upstairs I noticed have thin the outdoor grill stuff was...case came off in about ten seconds. Getting the cover back on took the longest part.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just be gentle with the little one!


No problems.

Didn't have a putty knife small enough and just as I was coming upstairs I noticed have thin the outdoor grill stuff was...case came off in about ten seconds. Getting the cover back on took the longest part.


You notice the speed difference?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went from 256 -> 512 (cause I forgot there was only 1 ram slot) and I definitely noticed the speed increase when more than a couple apps are open.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nalenb wrote:
I went from 256 -> 512 (cause I forgot there was only 1 ram slot) and I definitely noticed the speed increase when more than a couple apps are open.


Maybe later if you feel the need, you buy 1GB, or maybe then there are bigger ones (over 1GB). Sell the 256 as soon as possible or put it in other (Power)PC. Memory is pretty cheap these days and is getting cheaper. Wink
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