What you need to know
- Multiple users are reporting issues with the M1 Mac mini.
- They say the device will not wake their external display from sleep.
A new report says some M1 Mac mini users are experiencing issues with external displays.
One reader described how their Mac mini would not wake its displays after sleeping despite using two different displays and two different cables, another user explained:
That user said the only fix they had found was to unplug their Thunderbolt cable and then plug it back in. The report says the issue is affecting users regardless of which port they use, Thunderbolt, HDMI, or DisplayPort. Apple is reportedly aware of the situation, but the only possible fix in the meantime is the unplugging solution or disabling the sleep function.
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I've had this issue from the start and have had a replacement Mac Mini M1, but still the same. I am using a USB C to Displayport cable and find that even when the monitor does wake, it has lost all scaling settings and always reverts to default for this display. That is extremely annoying! When it doesn't wake, I have found switching the monitor off and then back on work, as does unplugging/plugging the cable back in. I've also had the monitor not wake after a reboot too.
This is not news, I reported this to Apple in late December and posted about it on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/macmini/comments/kee17u/lg_display_will_not_wak... Apple has known about this and has not fixed it, in fact I have called several times about it and they have closed out my ticket. Apple's support around this issue has been terrible.
"Some customers who have purchased an M1 Mac mini have been experiencing an issue that causes the machine not to wake a connected third-party display from sleep. This is not an issue that's affecting all M1 Mac mini owners" Wow! There are Mac Mini owners, who use first-party displays? :D
What an explanation!
Yea, I was going to rag on "A new report says some M1 Mac mini users are experiencing issues with external displays."
So it's not happening with the built in displays?
I'm using an M1 Mac Mini with a Dell monitor, USB-C to USB-C. Haven't had an issue, knock in laminated particle board.
Having the same issues with my M1 MacBook Pro. HDMI cable attached to hub dongle.
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