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

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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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Mac mini 2012 (2.3 quad core) Vs late 2014 (2.8 dual core)

I'm on my way to buy my new mac mini for my IOS development and I'm a bit unfamiliar with Apple products so I just want an advice from experts about that. my budget is not that high so I have 2 ...
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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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Why the different results for ping? Or why is the Time Capsule getting involved?

I'm setting up a bash script network monitor at the core of which I am using ping. When a host is down, I get the standard host is unreachable, usually. But on one box it seems to be getting a ...
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Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing

Just got Apple Magic Mouse from eBay. I cannot figure how to pair it with my Mac Mini: it's discovering fine, but when I click on Pair button, my Mac is thinking for a little while and says: "Couldn't ...
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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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Can the 2011 Mac-Mini (not the Server Edition) Support an Additional Hardisk, SSD?

Is it possible to add an additional HDD or a SSD to a 2011 mac-mini (no the server edition) in addition to the 500GB HDD that comes with the computer? If so, are additional parts required? Are these ...
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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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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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21:9 2560x1080 on Mini late 2012

I just bought an LG 21:9 monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080p at 60 Hz. Now, my mac mini late 2012 (HD4000) allow me to select resolutions up to 1920x1080p and no more. The monitor is ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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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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Is it documented exactly which i7 is in the mac mini late 2012?

They have announced a number of different CPU options for the late 2012 mac mini. I'm interested in the 2.6 Ghz Quad-Core i7. Should I assume that's the i7-3720QM processor? Is there an official ...
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Need help to install software on a Mac Mini I have one Macbook

Recently I purchased a Mac Mini base model and need to access several CD to install software (for a Dell S2230MX monitor and the wireless router) As is known by some, the Mac Mini does not come with ...
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Would the Mac mini or Macbook Air have better sound hardware for speech recognition?

I'm a windows user looking to make the jump across. I have narrowed my choices to Mac mini or Macbook Air. Looking at the tech specs I don't fully understand the sound hardware. I use speech ...
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How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
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How can I install Snow Leopard on my 2011 Mac Mini Server?

Can I install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a 2011 Mac Mini Server? (I own the Server model because of its better CPU) I tried, connecting my MacBook (running Snow Leopard natively) via FireWire (in ...
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Where can I buy a spare power cable for a i5 Mac Mini?

I don't see extra power cables for the i5 2011 Mac Mini in the Apple Store Accessory section. But this power cable looks a lot like black ones I've seen that go between a power brick for a Lenovo ...
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Recommended way to remotely control your Mac Mini from your Macbook Pro at home

My configurations to access Mac mini (Leopard) from my MacBook Pro (Leopard) at home are: Mac mini: Apple remote desktop enabled with VNC viewers flagged MacBook Pro: Jollyfast VNC I find this ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 Do I Start Over With Backups Using Time Machine?

I have a Mac Mini Server running the latest version of Mavericks and OS X Server. I would like to do a full backup of my server. I have no business need to keep the backups currently on the disk. ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display ...
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How to connect to a mac mini when offline from a mac laptop?

I'm a developer that travels. I have a macbook pro and a mac mini (which runs as a headless webserver). This setup works fine when both machines are on the same network. However, I've never been ...
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Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?

I've reinstalled OS X Mavericks from scratch twice on my (usually headless) Mac Mini, but it keeps locking up after ten or fifteen minutes of use - even just Safari browsing. I use Screen Sharing with ...
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Where is the specific driver for my GPU located

I am trying to run a bitcoin miner (bfgminer), I know this is not efficient but I want to do it anyway. The mac in question is a MacMimi running an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Apple Configurator V1.4 was working this morning, now quits immediately upon start

I have a new Mac Mini, OS X 10.8.5 (12F45), just set up this morning. Downloaded Apple Configurator 1.4 (351). It worked fine up until about an hour ago, when it started quitting as soon as I start ...
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Can the 2009 Mac mini work with its optical drive removed?

I wonder if the Mac mini 2009 needs the optical drive for work, or if I can just remove it? I don't need it at all and have an external drive just in case. I will replace the HDD with an SSD and want ...
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Possible to chain mac minis together?

Is there a guide to extending a mac mini by adding several mac minis together to add cpu and memory capacity?
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Is Mac Mini's Fusion drive useful if I mostly use windows 8 through Bootcamp?

I am considering of buying a Mac Mini with a 1TB Fusion Drive. However I will rarely use OSX (except for iPhone application development) and will mostly be running Windows 8 through Bootcamp. In this ...
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Mac Mini with Linux

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) without an optical drive and I would like to put Debian testing on it instead of OS X. I cannot find a complete and concise guide to doing this on the mac's without the optical ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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Use different memory capacity RAMs in mac mini

I have a mac mini with 2GB RAM and want to buy another stick (since mac mini only have to memory slots) of 4GB (all other specs are the same), will it cause a problem? Thanks, Matt
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Why is the Mac OS volume button grayed out while connected to an external device?

At the moment I have my Mac mini connected to my amplifier through HDMI. The volume button is grayed out so I can only adjust through my amplifier. The problem is the mini is significantly louder ...