Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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How to Install OS X on new hard drive on a Late 2012 Mac mini

I have a Late 2012 Mac mini. I want to replace the hard drive with a SSD. The computer place wants to charge $99 for installing the OS on top of the $129 for installing the new SSD. The tech said I ...
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removing duplicate user in profile manager

I am using server app, mac mini and el capitan os. I am trying to add a user on server. There was one user already added as local user and was assigned to a group. I deleted him from macserver and re-...
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Sleep/wake Mac mini by pressing power button

I have a Mac mini that is on my network but not connected to any displays or input devices. It's running El Capitan. I want to be able to put the Mac to sleep and awake it as easily as possible (i.e. ...
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Mac Mini Office Network Setup

I am setting up a 1TB Mac Mini server running OS X 11 and the latest OS X Server app in my office and have a few questions. This server will serve as a remote Xcode build machine for a small handful ...
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Does the Mac mini come with a keyboard or mouse?

If I bought a Mac mini, would I be able to find the mouse or keyboard in the same box as what the Mac mini came in?
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...
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Mid '11 Mac Mini won't shutdown cleanly. OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

When I go to shutdown my mid 2011 Mac Mini (running OS X El Cap, 10.11.5), it will not do so "cleanly." I close all applications, then click Apple > Shutdown and finder closes like it's going to ...
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How can I check if a new hard disk is detected by Mac EFI at boot?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) and have added a new hard disk drive in it. But Mac OS 10.10.5 is unable to detect it. If this were a PC, I'd check the BIOS to see if it was detected and listed there, ...
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Mac mini wont shutdown

I can't shutdown my Late 2012 Mac mini, running El Capitan, in the normal way, by selecting the Shut Down... on the Apple menu. Every time I try, Finder vanishes and the shutdown progress freezes. I'm ...
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Migrating OS X Server from Macbook Pro to Mac Mini

We are running Mac Server version 5.1.5 on a MacBook pro running the latest version of El Capitan. We want to migrate this install to our MacMini running the same exact OS and Server versions. What ...
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Why is my mac mini (late 2009) bluetooth not discoverable?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2009) running the latest version of El Capitan. I have tried to pair bluetooth devices as follows, without success: Magic Mouse 2 Magic Trackpad 1 iPhone 5s (using airdrop) ...
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Endless spinner when trying to update Xcode in App Store

I'm trying to update Xcode on my Mac mini. When I click the Update button in the App Store, a spinner appears, but nothing else happens. I have seen this before, and I think that possibly ...
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After 10.11.5 update after hard drive sleep Mac mini can't wake up

After an OS X 10.11.5 update hard drive sleeps (when the white light no longer pulses) disable all peripheral connections to my Mac mini including Bluetooth and USB. Only way to wake it up is through ...
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Swapping HDD RAID 1 with SSD in Mac Mini

I have a Mid 2011 Mac mini with 2x 500G HDD configured as RAID 1. Recently one of the HDD died. I planned to replace the dead HDD with a 500G SSD, and let the RAID 1 rebuild Is this a viable ...
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Why is my Mac Mini not Turbo Boosting?

I have a late 2014 Mac Mini, with the i7 option, 3 Ghz turbo boosting to 3.5 Ghz according to Apple. To give the system some work to do I am running a ray trace: $ time povray --benchmark +WT1 This ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 server on Mac Mini 2006

I have liberated an old 2006 Mac Mini (Model: A1176) from being thrown away and wanted to use it as a Time Capsule for my other Macs. To do this, I want to install Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS to roll my ...
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Can I install Linux on Mac Mini mid 2011?

My long (started in 2011) and pleasant adventure with Apple will be apparently over as today's update yielded the Mac Mini (mid 2011) unbootable even to recovery mode (Cmd-R during power on). Can I ...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Mini with a laptop monitor?

I want to buy a Mac Mini and I want to use it with my laptop monitor. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I searched some documents for using Mac Mini with laptop monitor and I only found a solution to using ...
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Recover mac mini broken BIOS (mac mini displays nothing)

Well, month ago I gave mac mini (late 2011) to my little brother with new HDD and RAM memory stick. So, being an independent person, he has tried to install Windows on empty HDD (yeah, it's weird) and ...
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Is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available on Mac mini with iris graphics card

is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available with a Mac mini with i7, 16go ram and the iris graphics card? Thanks.
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What's the port left to the audio output?

I found a port left to the headphone output (the one plugged in with a cord with a green jack), right to the USB ports, and under the SD card slot. It has the same radius as the headphone output. What ...
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Resolution when connecting to a headless Mac Mini

My setup is as follows: Mac Mini 2012 with a dummy video adapter with latest OSX. Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch, Early 2015 running the default OSX VNC client with the latest OSX. Display Menu to ...
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Recovering data on a failing USB drive with a Yosemite [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with Yosemite installed, but it stopped working suddenly. I am no longer able to boot with it. If I do try (I am using a Mac mini which runs Mavericks), the progress bar (in the ...
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Mac mini, installed Lubuntu but some how it has been crashed, want to install OS X

Please help! I have installed lubuntu in my old mac mini. Some how it has been crashed. So I can reach to grub only. I tried to Start up from a bootable OS X USB drive by long pressing Command+C . ...
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Install Office 2008 on MAC MINI (no disk drive)

I need to install a Office 2008 on a MAC MINI that do not have disc drive. I follow the instructions on the apple site, to use the remote disc. I install the "DVD and CD Sharing" on laptop windows ...
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How can I replace the HDD part of a Fusion drive with an SSD?

I have an Mac Mini computer with an Fusion Drive (which is really an HDD and an PCIE SSD). I would like to replace the HDD of the Fusion Drive with a 1TB 2.5" SSD. Do I need to do anything special to ...
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Installing a NETGEAR 1000MV2 wireless driver

I've a mac mini running El Capitan as well as a Netgear Wireless adapter lying about. Unfortunately, I find the mac mini's inbuilt wi-fi to be poor. Doing multiple speed tests and losing connection ...
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El Capitan MacMini crashing after installing SSD

MacMini Late 2012, OSX 10.11.4. PNY SSD Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of ...
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External hard drive knocks out wifi Internet

I have two external hard drives attached to my 2012 Mac Mini running El Capitan. All has been OK for around 2 months. Now, when one drive powers up, it forces my Sky WiFi Internet connection to drop, ...
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Keep Mac mini on Wi-Fi (for screen-sharing), but disable internet access… How?

I have a Mac mini, running El Capitan, which I use as a media server. I access/control it and control it via screen-sharing. The Mac Mini has no display attached, so it must remain connected to my Wi-...
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Does removing the Mac Mini back help with cooling

I am going to put my mac mini in a closet and I'm buying the following system to put underneath it. http://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-CLOUDPLATE-cooling-Theater/dp/B00ZQMP6RO Now if I remove the ...
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Apple Mac mini SKU numbers difference

What is the meaning of the SKUs of Mac mini: Difference between "MGEM2GU/A" and "MGEM2D/A"?
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How can I get my Mac mini to accept my new crucial ssd?

I put a new crucial ssd hard drive,and tried to format it from my time machine back up on a usb drive,but my 2009 mac mini will not recognize the new drive I have a recent Time Machine backup, is ...
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Throttle ONLY Internet upload in El Capitan (not all network activity?)

I've got a mac mini running as a (mostly) headless server. Occasionally in the day it brings my horrendous internet connection down by maxing out the upload with various services it runs. I was ...
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Mac is off with no record of it being off?

I use my Mac Mini as a server and recently I came to find it turned off. I never turned it off so this seems a bit odd. I'm not sure of the date but I know it happened between 3/3/16 - 3/4/16 The ...
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How to enable a complex firewire-ethernet-ethernet solution for sharing files between OSX & Windows?

I'm working on getting a Dos PC running with help from my friend. A thought occurred. I already have this setup: MacBookPro -> FireWire Ethernet -> PreSonus FireBox soundcard -> FireWire -> Mac ...
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IOS development on Mac mini mid 2011

I'm about to dive into iOs programming, which is a whole new area for me. One of my friend said he's gonna sell his mac mini mid 2011 device, which is a little hardware upgraded. My question is, can ...
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Problem activating TargetDisplay Mode for Mac Mini (2014) connected to iMac 21'' (mid-2010)

I'm trying to use iMac 21''(mid-2010, Mavericks) as a display for newly purchased Mac Mini (late 2014) and I'm unable to activate TargetDisplay Mode. The devices are connected using MiniDisplay Cable ...
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Shut down Mac Server when APC 1400 battery is nearly empty

I'm running OS X Server on a Mac Mini. I'm powering the server via an APC 1400 (one of the older, beige ones). It has a serial connector, so I assume it could possibly interface with the Mac Mini via ...
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Redirect to different machine with Server App

I am running my main website (e.g. main.com) on a MacMini Server with OS X 10.10 and Server App Version 4. In addition, I serve a Django powered web app on a Raspberry Pi using Gunicorn and nginx. Now,...
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Upgrading Mac mini (Mid 2011) RAM

I've got a Mac mini (Mid 2011). It currently has 4 GB of RAM which I want to upgrade to 16 GB. I know that officially with these versions, only 8 GB is supported, but I've read from OWC Announces ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd party Displays

I have a Mac mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Is it possible to share GarageBand projects from iPhone to Mac Mini via iCloud?

I want to copy a GarageBand project from my iPhone to a Mac Mini. I was hoping to do this through iCloud and not have to deal with iTunes. I think I have iCloud turned on for GarageBand on the ...
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PPPoe connection Mac Mini -no connection even though it shows connected

Got a new internet connection today and I created a PPPoe connection in Windows 7 and it works fine. I followed all the instructions given in the below websites for creating PPPoe on my Mac Mini ...
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Timemachine Mac Mini with 2 Hard Drives

I have a mac mini server with 2 Hard Drives, one for the system and active files (Server HD) and one serving as an archive (Archive HD). Is it possible to use Time Machine to back up both disks and ...
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Seeking for some advice of Mac Mini vs Macbook Pro both maxed out specs [closed]

I am looking for some advice about getting a macbook pro or mac mini. Basically, the case with me is that I currently have a mid 2014 macbook pro that is a base model. I use the macbook pro at home ...
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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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Should I upgrade RAM on my MacMini? [closed]

I have a MacMini with following specification: Mac min (Late 2012) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB My system slows up pretty fast when I work with large ...
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How can I see if an OS X install disc is compatible with the computer I'm installing on?

I have an old Mac Mini G4. I'm trying to do a fresh OS install on it. According to my searches, the last OS version that will run on it is 10.5.8. I have several install disks lying around, which ...