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

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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 ...
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No video from Mac Mini, ONLY once OS X has loaded

I have an old G4 Mac Mini, running 10.5. It's hooked up to a VGA CRT monitor using Apples DVI-to-VGA adapter that was included once upon a time. Last night, while using it, the screen flickered, and ...
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Very slow performance under Yosemite on Mac mini

I've got a Mac mini, model late 2009, that's after some time on Yosemite begin to perform very poorly. Safari takes about a minute to launch occasionally, as an example. Granted, I've got a number of ...
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Mac Mini private network

I am trying to set up a very simple network using a Netgear 5 port Gigabit switch, a Mac Mini, a Seagate Central 4Tb NAS and an Apple TV to serve movies to my Samsung TV. I followed a guide on ...
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/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist Is Missing - Causing postgres to not start properly

I recently updated my Mac Mini Server to Yosemite and the Server app 4.0. When I tried to verify that Postgres is available by executing sudo serveradmin fullstatus postgres I get the following ...
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How many displays can a Mac Mini 2014 drive

How many displays can a Mac Mini 2014 drive? Given that the Mac Mini now has 2 thunderbolt + 1 HDMI video outputs, it would be able to drive 3 monitors right? It ofcourse depends on the resolutions. ...
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Downgrading a new mac mini 2012 from Maverick to Mountain Lion

I acquired a new mac mini late 2012 with a fusion drive & a 2,6 Ghz cpu. It came with maverick. The machine already came back last week from a mac repear shop where they changed the mother-card ...
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Can Mac Mini Support 4k Monitor

I'm assembling my workplace and I'm looking into Mac Mini MD387LL along with some 4k monitor like this one, Samsung 28-inch UHD. Problem is that I'm not sure if the Mac Mini will support this ...
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Mac Mini 10.9 crashes often

I have a mac mini (10.9 Macmini6,2) for my company as our server. It is used to give access to shared volumes that multiple people have access to throughout the day. There are usually 5-10 people ...
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Can I dual boot Mac mini with Windows 8?

I am planning to buy a new computer. I want to use Visual Studio 2013 and app development for iOS. Is it possible to make a Mac Mini dual boot with Windows 8? Will I be able to run all Microsoft ...
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Mac mini 2011 mid - temperature issue

I have a mid-2011 Mac mini with an Intel i5 2.3 GHz processor. When I checked the temperature, it was 90 degrees Celcius. The computer was running for three days. It didn’t work on anything. Is this ...
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OSX 10.8.1 update problem

I have a brand new Mac Mini. It came (last week) with OSX 10.8.1 installed. Software update is reporting an update for iPhoto to version 9.4.2. When I try to run the update, it fails with a message ...
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Need to connect mac-mini and thunderbolt display to a Dell U2713HM for dual monitor 2560x1440

I need to run a dual 27" 2560x1440 mac-mini. I already have a thunderbolt display and I tried connecting a Dell Ultrasharp with 2560x1440 to the HDMI port of the mac mini - that doesn't work. There ...
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Stop-sign after boot and “Still waiting for root device”

Need some advice regarding a problem starting up my Mac Mini (mid 2011). The other day I was browsing websites when the machine froze with the spinning beachball. So I was forced to power off/on my ...
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Using a Mac Mini as a central photo repository

Is it possible to setup a mac mini as a central photo repository and have all the tagging and extra info follow to the other computers on the network? Or would each computer have to access iPhoto on ...
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'09 mac mini hardware upgrade advice

Hello all I have an early '09 Mac mini 3,1 (Intel Core 2 duo 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD) which I need to upgrade soon as it is slowly dying (i.e., runnning an IDE like netbeans while having chrome open ...
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Why can't I insert a DVD into my Mac Mini?

I'm trying, without success, to insert a DVD inside my Mac mini DVD drive. Let me say that actually the computer is without the upper case and the HD drive has been taken from a Windows laptop (it is ...
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How to better use a Mac mini as a home theater PC with a television set?

I'm running a Mac mini into a television set via HDMI. With the Plex application for Mac, the experience is fantastic. But I've been looking for ways to make the "computer side" more couch friendly. ...
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How do I split a Bootcamp Partition on a second drive?

I have a Mac Mini Server 2011, which has 2 Hard disks of 750GB each. I want to install Windows 7 on the second disk, but i want to split this disk on two partitions: One of 450 GB for Windows and one ...
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Why do I get a plain blue screen when I connect my Mac Mini to an external monitor?

I have one of the new mac mini's and run multiple users on it. At any time up to 5 users may be logged in. I have a keyboard and monitor that I connect to alot of machines so very often the mini has ...
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Mac Mini Server Reset To Factory - Help With Fatal Error

I am in desperate need of assistance. I am doing my very first in-house server reset and wipe since graduating from school and I am in over my head. I know I am a noob at it but I am THE I.T. GUY at ...
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Lost ability to choose 3440x1440 resolution after Yosemite upgrade

I have an LG 34UM95 connected via TB on a Late 2012 mac mini. After the Yosemite install, I no longer have the option of choosing 3440x1440 resolution in the Displays preferences. It worked just ...
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Internal SSD compatible?

Since I was not able to find it out does anyone of you know if the following INTERNAL SSD will be compatible with my MacMini Late 2012 (the cheaper one)? Internal SSD from BestBuy Thanks :)
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Can I carry Mac Mini between home & office daily without damaging the hardware?

I would like to carry a Mac Mini from home to office daily as I work at both places. Would daily plugging /unplugging have any effect? What extra hardware from Apple would I need to purchase. My ...
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Mac Mini does not recognize USB Keyboard at start up

I am using a Quickfire Stealth mechanical USB Keyboard for my Mac Mini. I am having an issue that each time I boot the computer, I have to plug it out from the USB port and plug it back in for the Mac ...
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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Unable to create a DIY Fusion Drive using a 3 TB hard drive

I'm trying to make a Fusion Drive with a Samsung 830 256GB SSD and a 3 TB 3.5" HDD (connected via SATA to my late 2012 Mac mini). I'm able to create the Fusion Drive, but when I start to install ...
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Mac mini cannot login

A newly bought Mac mini was working perfectly for 4 days with a single user. Now when I tried to login, the screen turns blank (the Apple icon appears when first started, with that background color) ...
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Can a Mac Mini use a MacBook Air CD SuperDrive?

Will a MacBook Air SuperDrive work with a new Mac mini? The Apple website says it will work with Mac Mini on Snow Leopard server. No mention of New mac mini and OSX Lion.
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Shutdown MacMini with hardware button

I have a MacMini (Intel Core Solo with OSX 10.6.8) running as an iTunes Server with an external USB Storage without Keybord/Mouse/Monitor. Starting the MacMini is fairly easy, power on the USB ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Mini to OS X Lion?

I read that the upgrade to OS X Lion is not intended for Mac Minis, is this true? Is there a way to upgrade a Mac Mini with an Intel CPU to OS X Lion?
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Mac Mini fan gone furious

something awful happened to my mini. I placed it under my aircon, and for some reason, the aircon started to drip. right on the fan grills on the mini. not a lot, probably like an eighth of a glass ...
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Does the 2011 Mac Mini work with dual monitors?

I want to start development on Mac, and from what I read around, everyone suggests the current Mac Mini. So my question is, does the hardware support dual monitors out of the box? If not, what ...
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How can I install Aperture on a Mac Mini?

A friend of mine just purchased a new Mac Mini, and ordered Aperture at the same time. It shipped on a DVD, and of course the Mini does not have a DVD drive. She currently has a laptop running ...
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Remotely connecting to Apple Mac mini from MacBook

I am using MacBook (2008 model with 4GB max RAM). I am planning to buy Mac mini (Core i7 Quad Core with Lion Server). My aim to have a logical system with 12 GB (8GB with Mac mini + 4 GB in laptop) ...
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Can I replace RAM or processor in new Mac mini?

Is it possible from technical point of view to replace/upgrade on my own RAM or processor in new Mac mini released today (assuming that I'll use compatible replacement)?
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Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?

Is there any reason(s) when luggage is screened at airport security, not to be able to take a Mac Mini, keyboard and mouse as carry-on luggage aboard an aircraft ?
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Is is possible to use remote desktop to a Mac via direct cable or wireless?

I develop on Windows, but I need a Mac for iPhone development. So I'm thinking of getting a Mac mini or a MacBook for the Mac part, and connecting to it as needed from my Windows machine. A mini, in ...
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Any way to put Mac mini to sleep remotely?

I use a Mac mini as a music centre connected to my stereo system (among other things). I control it remotely using apps such as Remote by Apple, Rowmote, and Remoteless (for Spotify), both on my ...
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iPod touch 4G is stuck and cannot be restarted

My iPod Touch 4G got stuck while syncing with iTunes on a Mac Mini. I canceled the sync using the slider on the iPod but "Canceling sync" remained on the screen. I was able to open some apps, but ...
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Upgrade Mac mini's graphic card

I am doing well with my Mac, but I don't want to buy another computer for gaming, then I'm thinking on upgrading it. Searching in the web, I've seen that there is no way to upgrade the Mac mini's ...
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Does Windows 2008 Server run acceptably on a Mac Mini with Bootcamp?

Does anyone have experience installing and running Windows 2008 Server on a Mac Mini (which has either Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server installed), with Bootcamp? I have an old Dell PC with Windows 2008 ...
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Need some suggestions setting up a Mac Mini

I recently got a Mac from a friend. All it has is a power cable and a cable to connect it to the monitor. On the back, it says Mac mini 2.0/2x512/120 so I'm guessing that's 1 GB RAM, and 120 GB hard ...
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How can I connect two VGA monitors to a Mini using Thunderbolt and HDM adapters?

I am running one VGA display using Thunderbolt/VGA adapter from Apple and it works fine. Trying to connect second VGA display using HDMI/DVI adapter which comes with the mac using an additional ...
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Planning to downgrade a brand new macmini to 10.6. How do I recover to mavericks if things go wrong?

I have a brand new macmini. It comes with mavericks and I haven't booted the machine yet. I know for certain that I will erase mavericks and install 10.6. However, if things go wrong, I would like to ...
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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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How much power does a mac mini uses?

I would like to know how much power would a mac Mini consume per month/year if: always powered, but under very low load web server OS, probably Ubuntu two drives: one SSD and one HD. model Early ...