Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord
- Feb 14, 2004
I'm having electrical issues with the MiniDP to HDMI adapters. On my latest batch of i5 BRIX (last half dozen), they "short out" when I plug the Startech adapter in. I thought it might be the adapter, so I ordered another one & it worked. Then I got a second one in, same thing, so I ordered a different brand of adapter (Cable Matters) & it shorted out again - basically it's like pulling the power to the power plug, shuts it right off! However, I can't entirely blame the BRIX because sometimes it seems like the cables are faulty.Just joined to reply here.
I've found with my 4200, that if CSM is enabled, mini display port (to displayport monitor) AND hdmi will NOT work at all and it gets hung somewhere.
It was alive using an apple displayport-vga adapter though, so managed to get it back online. I've managed to replicate this CSM vs NON-CSM behaviour..
Just one more item to look out for..
I'm not really sure, it's very strange, and I'm having a really hard time pinning it down. I like to buy the 2-pack of Amazon HDMI cables & then use the MiniDP to HDMI adapter so that I don't have to have all kinds of different cables on-hand, just a standard HDMI plus some adapters as needed, for convenience. So that's something else to watch out for!