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How do I upgrade a mac mini from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.6.8

I have an old 2007 mac mini that I am using as a media/music hub, and I'd like to be able to sync it with my iphone. But to do that I need to upgrade its old itunes (v8), but to do that I need to ...
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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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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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2012 Mac Mini not displaying in 1920x1200 on a 27" IPS Display

When I plug one display in to the Thunderbolt port I get 2560x1440 and it looks sweet. Before I purchased another display I wanted to make sure the Mac Mini would display at 1920x1200 via the ...
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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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Three displays with Mac Mini 2012

I've read on Tom's Hardware that Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports three displays. Is that information valid for 2012 Mac Minis too? Does anyone have any information on what the Mac Mini's capability is ...
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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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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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How can I verify that a DIY Fusion Drive is working as it should?

I installed an SSD in my 2011 Mac Mini to run alongside the stock 500GB HDD. After carefully reading through a number of tutorials, I used Terminal to merge them into a single "Fusion Drive". I cloned ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Ethernet (LAN) connection not working within the Mac Mini Recovery HD

my Ethernet (LAN) connection works fine in the Mac Mini. However it doesn't work once I boot into the Recovery HD. Any ideas on why it would work in normal partition but not in Recovery partition?
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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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“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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Switching from a Mac Mini HTPC to an Apple TV: what solution for watching these mkv files?

I use a 2009 Mac Mini. I almost thought it had died but false alarm. Regardless, it got me thinking about the future. I currently use my Mac Mini to, in no particular order: watch the occasional DVD ...
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Screen flickering with 2009 Mac Mini: overheating issue?

Just moved to a new place and so I reinstalled my HTMacMini (2009 nVidia 9400M model) in a slightly different configuration. My wife wanted it more out of sight so I put it in a drawer which had some ...
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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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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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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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SSD in external usb 3.0 case not recognized

Mac mini 2009 Intel SSD 330 60 Gb IcyBox IB-AC603a USB 3.0 I can't see the SSD in Desktop nor in Disk Utility. I don't know what to do as it is said to be USB 2.0 friendly in case's documentation.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rebooting a headless Mac Mini

I have an old Mac Mini on which I installed Ubuntu to be used as a test server. I completely formatted the hard disk before installing ubuntu, installation went fine and everything is working; so far ...
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Mac Mini boots with bad display settings after it was turned off for a while (Mountain Lion)

I got a Mac Mini (Late 2009) and a Samsung SyncMaster P2470LHD and this seem to happen every time it’s left off for some time. On the first boot the screen resolution is always wrong: the Dock will be ...
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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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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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Time Machine target disk over WiFi?

I have a Macbook and I need an incremental backup solution over WiFi. Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme with attached HDD is perfect fit. But I want to find cheaper solution if exist. How about Mac ...
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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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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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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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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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Dual 27" Thunderbolt

How can I set up a dual Thunderbolt on a 2012 Mac mini server? I daisy chained them but the second stays black. Do I need a Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor, from which vendor, how can I not lose ...
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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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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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What could be causing the user interface to freeze?

Recently, the user interface of my Mac Mini started to freeze. I can move the mouse, but mouse clicks don't have any effect: I cannot select a different window, right-click on the desktop doesn't ...
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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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Which microphone is compatible with Mac mini?

I searched a lot and I am still in doubt about which microphone to use in MC815BZA Apple Mac mini with Inte Core i5 2.3GHz, 2GB, 500GB HD, HDMI and Bluetooth. What microphone will work with this ...
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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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Is it possible to order a new Mac mini with an Nvidia graphics card?

This may be obvious to many , but is it possible to have a current generation Mac Mini with Nvidia graphics card option . I looked into the spec sheet on Apple website which says that it ships with ...
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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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Viewing pictures on iPad from Mac server gallery-style

I have a Mac Mini server hosting a few folders of photos. I have an iPad on which I would like to view these photos. So far I have not found an elegant way to do so. I'm open to using any combination ...
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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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Airport stops working after Snow Leopard combo update

A few months ago, AirPort on my Mac Mini stopped working – I was unable to connect to Wi-Fi devices due to being continually asked for a password and connection timeouts. This seems to have been a ...