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

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Can I use my UK Mac Mini (Mid 2010) in the US?

I'm from England and I'll be going to the US and I'd like to take my Mac Mini (Mid 2010) (not the newest version). My main question is: would it be safe to use over there? I'm worried because of the ...
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External SATA PM (Port Multiplier) Enclosure w/ Mac Mini

I'd love to use one of the new Mac Mini Server models as a backup server, but need a lot more space. Has anybody tried attaching a port multiplied eSATA enclosure to the Mini? This is the one I'd ...
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Will the Mac Mini late-2012 try to reformat dual PC raid discs when I plug them in?

I have a new Mac Mini late 2012 model replacing a PC with dual 2 TB hard drives set up in Raid format mirrored and auto save. I want to put them into a caddy, a Startech 4-bay SATA version with a ...
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TextWrangler always comes to front when switching monitors

I have a late 2012 mac mini running OSX 10.9.3 and I'm curious if there is a setting that needs to be changed or if this is some sort of bug. I'm working with two monitors; one plugged into HDMI and ...
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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 won't start, shuts down on startup chord

My Mac Mini bought early 2013 won't start. I get half the Apple startup chord and then it shuts down again. It doesn't even get to the gray screen, apparently no video output. I tried the different ...
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How to stop Setup Assistant from showing up on every restart on Mac Mini with OS X Mavericks?

My Mac Mini is new. I'm not sure if this issue was already there before installing Server.app. Unsusual things happen with the system on EVERY RESTART: Messages Agent ask permission to use keychain to ...
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Mac mini stops blinking in standby

I'm on Macmini6,2 with current firmware and 10.8.4. When I send it to sleep it starts its on and off fading status LED thing to indicate it is now asleep. When I come back a few hours later, it is ...
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IR won't activate screen on 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Mac Mini

I use my Mini for home theatre, but the IR won't active the screen. Using Screen Sharing will activate the screen. I see others have reported this issue with 10.8.2 that went away with 10.8.3. Alas ...
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Reverse tethering of Android device to OSX over WIFI

or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but ...
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Max OS X: White saturation is terrible

i have a Problem. Here's my story: I bought a new LCD-Monitor: Acer S235HLBbmii. I had Windows 8 till today. The colors with windows (and this monitor) were very good. All tests on this website are ...
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Builtin VNC stops working after waking headless Mac mini from sleep (black screen)

I'm running a Mac mini (late 2012) with OS X 10.8.2 as a media center PC and streaming server. It's not running 24/7 - instead I'm using a schedule to wake it up in the evening and putting it back to ...
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Are the two SATA bus interfaces in the 2010 Mac mini equal in speed?

I want to replace the DVD in my old 2010 mac mini with a SSD but first I would like to know if the two SATA interfaces are equal when it comes to speed. I would prefer to keep the harddrive on the ...
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Using a Mac Mini at 1920x1200

I got a Mac Mini at about summer in 2011 and I'm looking to use it along with my main PC using a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. The monitor's DVI is used by my main PC, so I picked up a Mini ...
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My OS X Mac Mini server crashed - How can I restore it?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini Server. It is the unibody model that has two hard drives and no optical drive. I got this second hand so I don't have anything other than the machine itself. The way I ...
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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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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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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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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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My mac mini is not getting the FullHD Resolution for my FULLHD LED

I am having a LED with 1920*1080 resolution .I have connected my Mac mini using the Mini DisplayPort to VGA cable .I am only getting the 1280*1080 p.Why i am not getting FULLHD display
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Mac mini set to never sleep, but seems to be sleeping anyway (does not respond to network)

I've enabled SSH into my mac mini (late 2012 running OS X 10.9.3), and have the energy saver settings set so that the display sleeps after 10 minutes, and the computer is set to never sleep. If the ...
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Mac mini 2012 graphic upgrade for UE4 Unity3D Blender

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) i7, 16gb ram graphic card intel HD4000. I recently bought a thunderbolt expansion PCIE which supports a PCIE 2.0 16x graphic card with space for Full length card. I ...
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What is the specification of the extra screws needed to install a second drive to an upper-drive populated Mac Mini 2012?

I ordered the wrong OWC Data Doubler kit. I didn't notice the note saying that some Mac Minis have an upper drive configuration and that it would require a variant of the kit with additional ...
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Sign in to ** to update application for that account

So I somehow grabbed my parents USB thumb drive to install Mountain Lion. Now when I want to upgrade to Mavericks, its asking me to sign into my parents icloud account. So I rebooted, did an ...
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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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Using another Mac as a display

My MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8) only has one port for an additional monitor but I want to add a third monitor. I have a spare Mac mini (OS X 10.5) and I want to use it to support a third monitor. Is there ...
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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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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 ...