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

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Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini?

My users are requesting that we set up a conference room Mac mini (2009) for videochats using Skype. Since iSights are no longer reliably available (and I'm not going to give up my personal one), ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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Help with a HD reformat and Mountain Lion reinstall due to unknown type of hack, Malware, etc

So, I needed to reformat the HD in my mid 2011 Mac Mini (done) and plan to reinstall Mountain Lion on it. I created an SDXC install disk to do this.  I'm curious to know if the disk2 partition with ...
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Does installing a second hard drive in my Mac Mini 2011 void my Apple hardware warranty?

I just installed a second hard drive, and I'm wondering if that voids my warranty.
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What is the last version of Skype that will run on OS X 10.5 for a PPC Mac?

I've got a G4 Mac Mini that is running 10.5.8 and the latest version of Skype (v 5.3) will not install on my machine because it is Intel only. What is the last version that would work on PowerPC?
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How can I store my iPhoto Library and iTunes library in Lion Server (Mini) and access it via my MBP?

My iPhoto and iTunes library is taking up most of the space in my 128GB SSD MBP. I'm considering to buy a mac mini to store all of my media for iPhoto and iTunes libraries and sync a few of my ...
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Use Dell Inspiron laptop monitor as only monitor for mac mini

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop and I am planning on purchasing a mac mini, new version , I am tight on money for a while and want to use my current laptop screen as monitor for mac mini, I just ...
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Mini CD in Mac Mini

How does one get a mini CD out of a Mac Mini? It got stuck in there pretty deep and I'm scared to take the drive and shake it. I tried getting it out by "levering" w/ a pen clip but that didn't help. ...
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Mac Mini Late 2014 4K 60hz

http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht6008 Apple does not list the Mac Mini 2014 in above link in the Mac's that can use MST to achieve 60hz on 4K via Displayport. On other places I read that this is due ...
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Very slow OS responsiveness, excessive console error messages (1 per second)

I have a Mac Mini OSX Mountain Lion (now Mavericks) with 8GB of ram. I am a software developer and don't run extremely intensive applications concurrently on the system or anything that should be TOO ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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How to fix Mountain Lion that is very slow after sleep by timeout?

I have updated to Mountain Lion on Mac Mini (mid 2011), and now my Mac is very slow after sleep. I am waiting for several minutes before the next selected program is working properly. I have tried: ...
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Late-2007 Mac Mini (A1176) Unsoldered Mystery Connector on Interconnect Board

I'm just wondering if anyone has ever done a thorough probe/exploration of the interconnect board in late-2007 Mac Minis. I'm specifically curious about the 14 unsoldered pads on the back of the board ...
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Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
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Using Hauppauge HD PVR and Mac Mini to Stream Game Video

I recently acquired a Hauppauge HD PVR which my Xbox 360 is currently plugged into. I can record media from it using HD PVR Capture or use it as a TV Recorder via EyeTV. Unfortunately, I want to take ...
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Uninterruptible Power Supply not shutting down Mac Mini running Yosemite

We just received a brand new Mac Mini, which came with Yosemite pre-installed. Our UPS is set to shut down the computer after running on battery backup for 1 minute. I have tested this with an iMac ...
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Mac Minis: 2012 Quad Core vs 2014 Dual Core for a virtualization host?

My office is looking to get a Mac Mini for testing our website in Safari. Because Apple now allows you to run previous versions of OS X in a VM, we will be looking to run at least Mavericks and ...
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Why my sound is mute?

I have problem with my mac mini, sound icon is mute and i am unable to click to unmute it. Tomorrow night it was working fine, but getting issue now, i inserted headPhone but nothing happen. and ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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Will a sata3 SSD work properly on a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2.4 GHz CPU and willing to upgrade its HDD to SSD. Can I use a sata3 SSD for it?
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How to remove available resolutions from a monitor?

I've connected my 2007 Mac mini to a vizio TV display using a dvi to VGA adaptor. OSX correctly identifies the display so the DDC is working, yet OSX is also providing several resolutions which the ...
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Reinstalling OS X server on headless Mac mini

I have just started the Mac Server Essentials certification course and I'm stuck at chapter 1! I have a MacBook Pro, a Mac mini server and a WiFi router as a switch between the two. I don't have it ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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Will Mac Mini 2011 run two HD monitors?

I'm thinking of getting the basic Mac mini with the Intel HD 3000 graphics. I'm planning to run two 1920x1080 screens - one with a mini DisplayPort to DVI, the other with an HDMI to DVI. Has anyone ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt - new Mac Mini

I am buying a new Mac Mini that has one of these new Thunderbolt ports to connect to monitors. I know that this Thunderbolt port is equivalent to mini Display Port. My monitor is a Samsung 2232BW+ ...
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Is it safe to run a Mac Mini (i5) on its side?

I recently got a Mac Mini with the i5 chip. Is it OK to set it on its side and run it that way? I wanted to shrink the footprint.
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Can I install OS X Snow Leopard on 2006 mac mini?

So..I bought my first macbook pro few days ago, but found I don't need a laptop. I figured out that I can buy used mac mini + windows laptop for my developer environment. is it possible to install ...
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Is it possible to insert a 8 GB RAM stick and a 2 GB RAM stick into a Mac?

I'm buying a Mac mini with 16 GB of RAM on board. The other Mac I have is a 4 GB MacBook Pro. I'm wondering if it would be possible to shuffle the memories between both of them, so I have a single 8 ...
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2010 Core 2.4 GHz Mac mini RAM Upgrade

I have a mid 2010 Mac mini 2.4GHz with 2GB of RAM. I want to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. Willing to buy this RAM: ...
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MacMini crashing after changing memory?

After I bought a new MacBook Pro 2011 with 4 GB or RAM at 1333 MHz I decided to switch the RAM with the one from the old MacMini 8 Gb at 1066 MHz. Initially I was expecting to have problems with the ...
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How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...
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Mac mini connected display not showing full screen

I just got the new Mac Mini and plugged in my display, but it's not showing the full screen. Here's how it looks like: Is there any way to fix this?
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Mac mini 2011-mid and SSD sata 3

can someone tell me, will this ssd disc work on my mac mini, since is sata 3? As I know my mac uses sata 2? But I'm really novice and I have no idea.
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How to transform an Apple Mac Mini intro a reliable Ubuntu Server?

This question is about what steps are needed for transforming an Apple Mac Mini into an Ubuntu server. Here are some areas: installing Ubuntu and making it to be bootable from EFI by default ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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Cannot reinstall OSX Mac mini 6,1

I've been trying to install Ubuntu server on my Mac mini 6,1 with no success. However now I'm stuck and can't even reinstall OSX from a USB key. I've created it on my MBPr, and tested it there : it ...
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What is the difference between a Mac mini and a Mac mini server (late-2012)?

I've been over the tech specs for both the high-end mac mini with the fusion drive and the mac mini server (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini) and I cannot find more than ...
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Using existing DVI/VGA monitors with a new Mac Mini

I currently have a PC with dual monitors. This PC is on it's way out and I want to replace it with a new Mac Mini, using my existing peripherals. The current monitors are a 27" Dell (2560x1440) ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive

So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) and thus will not be able to update to Lion. Also the internal CD drive failed about 3 months ago. Now I love my Mac. & ...
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Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Is my Mac Mini HDD about to fail?

I carried my Mac Mini while traveling a few times, once to a different country and couple of times to different cities. I once noticed the hard disk inside makes noise like its about to fail. But the ...
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How to delay hibernation after sleep in Mac mini?

When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer? ...
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Logitech webcam C615 & Mac Mini

I have a Logitech webcam C615 that I'm trying to hook up with my Mac mini (2011). This may sound silly, but is there a way I can install the software without having an external CD drive? I had no idea ...
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2011 Mac Mini not working with included HDMI to DVI adapter

I've got a brand new Mac Mini with a peculiar video issue. It just won't show video using the included HDMI to DVI adapter.: I've plugged this Mac Mini and adapter into three separate DVI monitors. ...
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Access Mac mini remotely (Screen Sharing + File System)

I have a Mac Mini connected to a Time Capsule (connected to a DSL modem, getting a new external IP address every 24 hours). Any recommendation on how to access the Mac mini remotely (both file system ...
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Syncing iOS devices to multiple Macs with same Apple ID

Not really a duplicate to the specific question but related: Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices. I got a 2011 13-inch MacBook Air for my upcoming college ...
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How to install Windows 7 on Mac mini server?

Previously I installed Windows 7 on a Macbook Air without problems using Boot Camp Assistant and the excellent directions here. Now I am trying to install Windows 7 on a Mac mini server and I ...
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10.6 crashes average of every 12 hours

A couple of days ago, my Snow Leopard Mac Mini started to crash an average of once every 12 or so hours. Symptoms include the display being frozen (no changes in response to any keyboard or mouse ...