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

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Mac mini, two monitors over hdmi and Thunderbolt simultaneously

Will the new Mac Mini (mid-level, quad-core) support the following two monitors simultaneously: one an Apple Cinema Display 30", 2560x1600 resolution, connected to both the Thunderbolt port and one ...
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Can I use the screen (and keyboard) of a separate laptop with a Mac Mini?

At the moment, I really need a Mac to run Logic Pro, and I reckon my cheapest option is getting a Mac Mini. It would be very convienent if I could use the screen (and optionally keyboard) of a ...
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My Mac Mini doesn't wants CD

I had a Mac mini. Then the HD broke. So I took an HD from an old Windows notebook. I moved this HD from the Windows notebook to the Mac mini. Now Mac mini correctly starts with Windows XP (what a ...
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Mac Mini won't start

I got a 2007 Mac Mini off eBay a year ago. Now it won't start. It will show the Apple logo and then when it gets to the blue screen where it would normally show the desktop, the DVI cuts out. I have ...
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Connect to MySql over Airport Wireless LAN

I have installed MySql on a Mac Mini that I want to use as a dev database server. I have created a toy database on the server. I have created a wireless network using Airport. I now want to connect to ...
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After upgrading Mac mini to Mountain Lion, the display is not working

I had my Mac mini connected to a TV using VGA (with the mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter) running fine. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it simply doesn't work anymore. I wasn't using any software ...
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Problem installing Mac OS X Lion on Mac Mini

I am installing Mac OS X Lion on a Mac Mini (c2d, 2GB RAM). The installation goes fine, until it rebooted. After rebooting, it shows the following screen for almost 3 hours. The progress bar does not ...
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Mac mini built in speakers do not play all of sound

I've a rather odd issue I've noticed while playing this song on Youtube: When using the built-in speakers I only hear the background singing (a bit hard to describe: sometimes I hear almost nothing, ...
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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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Mac Mini has loud fan, won't power up

My intel-based mac mini (Model A1283, EMC 2336) refuses to boot. When I plug it in, the fan spins up very loudly, but then nothing happens when I hit the power button. I don't get a boot chime, and ...
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5.1 surround sound via optical out without receiver

I have a 2010 Mac mini and I would like to output 5.1 surround sound from it. The optical audio out is the way to achieve this, but I don't want to have an audio receiver, 5 times bigger then the ...
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Usable Resolution limited on Mac Mini

Since a few days, i have a limited Screen resolution, resulting in a black bar on the top and the bottom of the screen. When starting up in safe-boot, there is no prolbem. The display dialog let's me ...
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Mac Mini 2010: DualBoot (BootCamp) OSX Mavericks + Windows 8.1

Before Mavericks I had a BootCamp dual boot configuration with Lion and Seven x64. That was fine but, because I replaced the hard drive with a SSD model, I took a chance to set as the newest ...
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Mac mini display tinted purple

Yesterday I was using my Mac mini as usual when the power went out. When I was able to turn it on again, I noticed that the screen image was tinted in purple, as if the display color profile was ...
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Open remote session (not screen sharing)

I have a mac mini that I'd like to use from my MacBook Air. So far, the only thing I have been able to do is setup the built-in Apple's Screen Sharing, which I have found really unreliable and slow. ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Fast screen sharing

Ok, so, I want to buy a Mac Mini with OS X server. I want to run it without any monitor, or keyboards, or mouse. Now, I want to control it remotely from my MacBook via Screen Sharing. Since I have ...
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Mac mini bluetooth or multitouch failures after hibernating

I recently purchased a Mac mini and have begun having a problem with bluetooth. I've made a bunch of changes to the system all at once, so some of the information I'll provide is probably not ...
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Why is my Mac Mini unable to burn CD's using Finder? I'm getting error 0x80020063

I'm having trouble burning some files to CD's using the finder. Every time I attempt to do so, disc verification hangs at 0%, followed by a bad media error (0x80020063). I've already attempted to use ...
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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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internal SATA to external (eSATA) port extension for Late 2012 Mac Mini?

Is there an aftermarket or home-brew solution for extending the 2nd internal SATA port in a Late 2012 Mac Mini (not earlier or later versions!) to the outside of the case, i.e. turning it into an ...
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My mac mini HDMI display switch off and on

I have a mac mini (mi-2011) connected to a screen using an HDMI cable. I have nothing on the screen except several second from time to time. I tried to autodetect the monitor in the system ...
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Airplay to more than one screen concurrently?

I'm looking for the best method to display a desktop on multiple television displays. Currently I have a Mac Mini mounted behind the tv and controlling via vnc. As I want to setup more screens (All ...
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Mac Mini 2011 and DP video output is unstable - blanks multiple times in 10 minutes

I brought last year a Mac Mini 2011 (the base model with Intel 3000 HD). Yesterday I brought a Dell U2713H. I now run with two displays connected and the other displays have been reliable before ...
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2011 Mac Mini Triple monitors

I have the 2011 model of the mac mini (first aluminum rendition). I have 3 matching VGA monitors that I would like to use. I currently have 1 connected through the mini DVI to VGA adapter. What would ...
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For the Apple SSD drives, will they run slower with less free space available?

From what I understand, most SSDs will run slower once there is 20% or less free space available, due to TRIM/garbage collection. However, are Apple SSDs the same way? The reason I ask is because ...
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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Real sleepmode WITHOUT hibernation

As the most people, I also googled after setting the hibernatemode, and found the following command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 ... which should enable the RAM-only sleep mode. I also deleted ...
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HTC Sync Manager on Mountain Lion

I'm using a Mac Mini running on Mountain Lion, and I have a HTC One X phone. Every time I plug the phone in via USB cable to charge up, the HTC Sync Manager pops up and autoplays - is there any way ...
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External hard disc not ejected properly - Mac OSX

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running OSX 10.8.2. My iTunes library lives on an external Seagate drive, which has its own power supply. When my Mac Mini goes to sleep it will frequently wake up with ...
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Fusion Drive not moving data back to SSD - anyone encounter this?

I'm about to buy a Mac Mini and have got the DIY Fusion Drive parts handy. I'm actually a bit on the fence about the choice of manual SSD+HDD separation with the aid of symlinks and proper Fusion ...
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Can the 2011 Mac Mini support 3 displays with DP 1.2 chaining?

Dell u2713H monitor supports Daisy Chaining. as one of the first monitors I've seen that uses DP 1.2 protocol. In essence, I'm asking if thunderbolt supports / enables / works with DP chaining, but ...
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Mac Mini 2011: Blurry font at native resolution on Mountain Lion

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with the Radeon 6630m connected to a Samsung 226BW through HDMI to DVI and I'm dual-booting Mountain Lion and Windows 7. My problem is on OSX, the font seems a bit off and I ...
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How to identify the 3 thermals sensor connectors from the mac mini motherboard?

I opened my mac mini to switch the DVD with another hard drive and I forgot to take a picture with the ways the 3 thermal sensors are connected. THeir codes on the mainboard look like: J5550 - left ...
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print option lost after Mountain Lion upgrade

After I recently moved my data from a Mac Mini '09 to a new Mac Mini with Mountain Lion, I find my print options no longer allow me to print "fast" (on Canon pixma mx712). The print quality options ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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“This version of OSX is not supported on this platform.” when booting 2012 Mac Mini with SSD drive from previous system

When trying to boot a 2012 Mac Mini (purchased from apple.com) with the SSD drive from my previous system (a 2009 MBP), I get "This version of OSX is not supported on this platform". The version of ...
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Booting internally from a harddrive that was used on a different Mac

I just bought a new Mac Mini 2012 and have just replaced the drive in it with an SSD from my old MBP. Now the Mac Mini wont boot anymore, showing a stop sign when I try (after holding alt to begin ...
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Why my screen switched off a few times without any reason?

I have new Mac mini for a few weeks. Lately I noticed something strange. From time to time, during regular usage (web browsing, reading PDFs, listening to music etc.) the screen turned black for a ...
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Mac Mini Keeps freezing and have to manually power down and restart

I have a mac mini 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 running 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3. The mac keeps freezing. Sometimes while I'm working on it, but often just when I leave it and it won't wake up and I have to hold ...
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Mac mini Apple bluetooth keyboard DELETE key can't do 'backward delete'

I have mac mini and I bought an original apple bluetooth keyboard from ebay. The problem is that the DELETE key always do 'DELETE' action and not 'Backspace', even if I use the function key with it. ...
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Mac Mini Bridging to WiFi Network

I have a Mac Mini (Mountain Lion) connected to a WiFi network, getting a DHCP address from the router (ASUS N-16 Tomato). In addition, I have a headless Ethernet-only appliance (Arch Linux ARM) which ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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Mac Mini - Installing Windows 7 from external CD/DVD drive - hangs before installation with black screen

Really wanted to get Windows 7 working on my Mac for some Windows-specific applications. Essentially, I followed all instructions after having updated my Mac's EFI Firmware, and have been left with a ...
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Target Display Mode + Teleport with Thunderbolt iMac and Mac mini running Lion

I've set up Screen Sharing, so I can see Teleport is working... But I can't get it to work if I use Target Display Mode. Here's what I tried: ⌘+F2 with Teleport's mouse on the iMac. ...
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Funcionality of macmini applications

I just recently bought a mac-mini server and love it. It currently is being used in a small work environment for communication purposes and storage/backup use. However I have noticed that there is a ...
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mac mini server installation fails

I am trying to reinstall a clean copy of Leopard Server on my Mac mini server. I have erased both disks and tried to reinstall the OS, but it's always stuck at 36 minutes. The installation ...
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How to make a Mac mini and Macbook pro work together (one keyboard for two Macs)?

I have one Macbook pro and two monitors (one monitor and one TV I am using both of them with my Macbook pro with cables). I use this Macbook for business and development work. I would like to ...
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Will upgrading my 2007 mac-mini from Tiger to Snow Leopard be a performance upgrade?

I'm cleaning my old 2007 mac-mini and am wondering whether I should upgrade it to Snow Leopard while I'm at it? I want to do this only if this will be any performance upgrade. Note that I have ...