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

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Mac Mini - Mac OSX 10.9.5 no longer recognizes Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive

I recently updated the software on my Mac Mini Mac OSX to 10.9.5 and since then it no longer recognizes my Seagate Backup Plus Drive. The drive is running ( I can hear it ) but the error message says ...
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Mac Mini 2011 extremely hot and surprisingly slow

I just bought a Mac Mini (mid 2011) secondhand with the following specifications: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 512 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I used to have a iMac 2006 ...
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Screen sharing not working on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Screen Sharing has become more and more tedious. I have a MacBook Air, my usual laptop, and a Mac mini to which I want to connect with Screen Sharing (on my ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Disable Rootless on Headless Mac

I understand that the way to disable rootless is through the Recovery Partition. However, I have a remote, headless Mac with an attached bootable clone drive that I access via Screen Sharing. Can I ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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What's wrong with my Fusion Drive?

I'm having weird issues with my internal Fusion Drive. Symptoms: It gave itself a new cryptical name, and I can't change it back In most cases I cannot install new software anymore (e.g. I cannot ...
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How can a Mac mini drive 3440 pixels wide display instead of 1920?

I've bought a new 21:9 IPS screen with a native resolution of 3440x1440px. The display has only two inputs: 1x DisplayPort which is connected to a workstation and 1x HDMI port which should go to my ...
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FireWire to Thunderbolt Adapter

I would like to connect a third display to my Mac Mini Late 2012. Since I'm already using the HDMI and Thunderbolt I'll have to use something else. I read in a couple of forums that you can connect ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = <...
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Mac Mini Invisible File Problem

I've got an issue where after moving a file from the desktop a shared location (mac mini) the file doesn't appear. After duplicating the file, both the copy and the original file appear so it's not ...
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Mac Mini Server starts to unreponsive desktop

I changed some of my file shareing options on my Mac mini (El Capitan) server and now it does not start. It does shows desktop but i have no control no menu bar (not even hidden) no dock, no ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 - About This Mac

I have a Mac Mini Mid-2010 with 4GB RAM, Intel Core2Duo P8600 Processor 2.4Ghz. OS : OSX 10.11.1 ELCapitan. When I run the following command in terminal I get the output as 2.4Ghz sysctl -a | grep ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 4,1 USB Problems with Keyboard and Mouse (IOUSBHostHIDDevice & AppleUSBHostPort errors)

I am having following issues on the MacMini quoted in the Title. Basically every so often, the keyboard and/or mouse freeze. I then have to unplug them and plug them back in and they work fine again ...
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Remotely upgrading to El Capitan broke Screen Sharing

We have a remote Mac Mini acting as a build server that we use Screen Sharing to connect to and remotely manage. Well I recently upgraded this box to El Capitan and now Screen Sharing won't connect ...
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MacMini Shared Folder Slow Speeds

I have a macmini that I am trying to use as a file server. I have setup a shared directory and have enabled sharing (SMB, AFP and enabled Windows Sharing). I can now connect to this drive on my LAN,...
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Connect with Windows 10 to Mac Mini with Remote Desktop

I want to connect to my Mac Mini over Remote Desktop. So, I enabled Remote Management in Apple Preferences and connect using VNCViewer on my PC. Unfortunately, quality connection is very poor. For ...
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Right way to switch keyboard/mouse between Mini and MacBook

I have a Mac mini and a Macbook. I have a dual-display setup with my own keyboard and mouse. Most of the time it's all connected to my Mac mini, but I often want to use my keyboard+video+mouse with my ...
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How to recover a dead Mac mini?

A friend of me just deleted everything by running sudo rm -rf / on his Mac mini. Yeah I know... (Another friend of us just create a cloud virtual box and invite us to play, that poor friend asked how ...
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Yet another kernel_task high CPU usage question

I have a headless Quad-Core Mac mini living in the storage cupboard and in the last week or so which possibly coincides with updating to El Capitan has began having the problem, 600% usage from boot. ...
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Can I unplug my Mac mini from power once it's in hibernate mode?

Suppose I want to work on my Mac mini here, reach a certain point in my work, then put it in hibernate mode and unplug the power. From what I understand the hibernate mode will save the status of the ...
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Mac mini, restarting and kernel panic

I have had repeated restarts on a Mac mini (late 2012). I don't really understand the log, but I was hoping someone might be able to break it down and possibly offer some solutions. Thank you *** ...
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Monitor not waking up after switching KVM input

I'm using a 2-port KVM switch between my Mac Mini and a Ubuntu desktop computer. I have no problems with the Ubuntu machine waking up when I switch to the inputs. However, when I switch over to the ...
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Fixing Mac Mini that uses 10x normal power in sleep mode

When I return to my Mac Mini in the morning, the case is warm to the touch, even though at that point it's been sleeping for hours with the display off. According to https://www.apple.com/environment/...
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Will Mac Mini work with Dell Inspiron Laptop [duplicate]

I am interested in buying the new Mac Mini as I cannot afford a Mac book or Air. The laptop I have is Dell Inspiron 3537. So I wanted to know is it possible to connect Mac Mini with my Dell laptop. ...
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Android phone not even charging on a Mac Mini (Yosemite)

I'm new to OSX, so I'm probably doing something which is obviously wrong. I have a Samsung Note and USB cable which when plugged into my Linux laptop work without any issues. I have a late-2012 Mac ...
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How can I stop Mac Mini from shutting off when removing an SD card?

I've been trying to use an SD card (a micro-sd adapter and card) in a 2011 Mac Mini. When I remove the card, the Mac completely shuts off. No dialog or kernel panic screen, just instant power off. ...
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iPhone does not see WiFi shared by Mac Mini

Does anyone knows why my iPhone cannot see and connect to the WiFi that is shared on my Mac Mini? At the same time, iPad does see it and WiFi works perfectly. I am using my Mac Mini as a wireless ...
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How to use a Mac Mini to power 4 tv's

We are looking to setup monitoring and a dashboard at work, and want to use a Mac Mini powering 4 Samsung 50" TVs (1080p). According to the official Apple Spec, it only supports 2 displays using the ...
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Would “non supported” memory modules cause the Mac to restart frequently?

I've got a Mac Mini mid mid 2011 upgraded with 8GB memory using Kingston sticks, but after the upgrade the Mac now frequently blinks the screen black and then restarts itself. This is not a restart ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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Will there be issues if I install RAM modules with different sizes in a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini late 2012 with 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) RAM. I bought another 8 GB RAM module and installed it in the Mac. Should I leave the 8 GB module alone or should I install one of the two 2 GB modules ...
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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Mac Mini keeps trying to mount encrypted DMG at login

I used to have an encrypted dmg image mounted at user login, but I didn't want it to be mounted anymore, thus I removed it from my user's "Login Items", but in spite of that the OS continued asking me ...
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Possible to upgrade RAM to 16 GB for mac mini mid 2011?

Does anyone has experience with upgrading a mac mini mid 2011 to 16 GB RAM? I know the official doc says the max is 8 GB RAM, but there are articles on the internet which claim it is possible. The ...
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2014 Mac Mini connected to 4K tv outputting 30hz on every resolution

I purchased a Samsung UN65JS8500 4k TV. I'm connecting it to my new mac mini, and I've noticed no matter how low I push the resolution I'm always getting 30hz. I've tried calling apple who told me ...
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Should I install firmware for Samsung SSD 850 EVO?

I've a Mac Mini Late 2012 model that I've recently replaced the HDD to Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Everything works fine(except damaged IR Sensor) and my Mac startup speed is fast. I've been searching around ...
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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Use Of Thunderbolt Between Mac Mini and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro I recently purchased (13" 2015). I am now looking into desktop solutions, and think my needs make a Mac Mini my best option. I haven't used Thunderbolt before, and am wondering if ...
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How can I get an OS X Server to assign IP addresses?

I am trying to connect a couple of devices via Ethernet to a Mac Mini acting as a server. The OS X Server app is running, DHCP is enabled, and this was working fine, but it doesn't seem to be working ...
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Mac mini 2010 HDMI displays static

I've got a mid 2010 mini connected to my TV via HDMI. When I boot the computer, the Apple logo appears with a progress indicator just fine. However after several seconds the screen blinks and then ...
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how do I reconnect my mini mac to wireless keyboard and mouse after a reboot

after a reboot my mini mac seems to have lost pairing with both wireless keyboard and mouse. How do I go forward from here?
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Is my Mac Mini's fan okay?

I replaced the HDD with a hybrid HDD/SSD about a week ago, following iFixit's guide for doing so. However, when putting it back together, I stripped one of the connectors on the fan. My Mini gets ...
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Mac mini 2007 (Core 2 Duo) with OS X Lion - better OS options?

I have a Mac mini 2007 (Core 2 Duo) running OS X Lion 10.7.5. It has a 32 bit EFI and does not officially support any newer version of OS X. After a long time, I'm now concerned about not having ...
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Can't connect to AFP shares with 10.10.4

I just updated the Mac Mini that I use as a file server to the 10.10.4 and the Server App to 4.1.3. After I updated I can't connect anymore to the AFP share that I see in the Finder sidebar on the ...
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Kernel Problems randomly restarting MacMini Late 2012

I have a MacMini (late 2012) running the latest Yosemite version 10.10.4 and I get ocasional random restarts. Sometimes they occur right after I login from one of these restarts, other times it is ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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Clone OS X installation from Virtual Machine to Mac Mini

I did a new OS X installation via Parallels as a Virtual Machine and configured it as Node for our Jenkins Build Server. I did this because I wanted to do an isolated installation to test adding all ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...