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

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Mac mini (Late 2014) and 4K TVs

Based on Apple's documentation, my Mac mini (Late 2014, mid-range model with Intel Iris) should be able to support 4K video through HDMI. I've plugged in my Seiki 39" 4K TV (SE39UY04), but when the ...
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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Second monitor doesn't work with Mac mini

I'm new to Apple and am having problems getting my second monitor to work with my Mac mini 2.5 GHz i5 2012. I have one screen working using the Mini Display Port on the Mac mini to a HDMI socket on ...
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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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Brand New Mac Mini with OS X Server, Open Directory not working

I have a brand new Mac Mini I have installed the OS X Server app on it. DNS Settings report no problems. OpenDirectory will not stay operational. I never even had a chance to add any users. Can't ...
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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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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Should I upgrade RAM on my MacMini? [closed]

I have a MacMini with following specification: Mac min (Late 2012) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB My system slows up pretty fast when I work with large ...
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How can I see if an OS X install disc is compatible with the computer I'm installing on?

I have an old Mac Mini G4. I'm trying to do a fresh OS install on it. According to my searches, the last OS version that will run on it is 10.5.8. I have several install disks lying around, which ...
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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012) stuck intermittently on boot-up

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) that is running El Capitan Mac OS 10.11.2 that is getting stuck on boot-u, but this occurs intermittently. As you see the Apple logo on boot-up, the status bar underneath ...
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System volume locked on Mac mini when using HDMI audio

I just connected my Mac mini (Late 2012) to my TV using HDMI. Now, all works good, except that I cannot set system volume on the HDMI link. That is, if I switch from built-in speaker to HDMI audio, ...
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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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Reset MacMini Fusion Drive Volume

When install Windows10 with BootCamp,click new partition serial times,disk volume is disorder now. Can't merge by BootCamp and Disk Utility. diskutil list ...
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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 ...
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How to change Mac Mini from a mirrored RAID set to one drive?

Just recently the Mac Mini I use for development/as a server had crashed. The most information I could get from it was that one of the drives in the mirrored RAID pair had crashed. Is there any way ...
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Mystery process put mac mini to sleep

I have a program running on a mac mini that I want to never go to sleep. I have set up the power settings to hopefully make this the case: pmset -g Active Profiles: AC Power -1* Currently in ...
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Can OS X be installed on the ssd part of the fusion drive?

I am looking at purchasing a mac mini and need to decide on a storage option. I want either an ssd or the fusion drive however I am not sure whether OS X can be installed on the SSD part of the fusion ...
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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Monitor not waking up after switching KVM input

I'm using a 2-port KVM switch between my Mac Mini and a Ubuntu desktop computer. I have no problems with the Ubuntu machine waking up when I switch to the inputs. However, when I switch over to the ...
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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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Lock Mac mini but keep secondary display running

I am configuring a dashboard on a TV display to show latest sales stats, etc. and am running this off our existing build 'server', a Mac mini. The Mac mini is connected to a standard monitor and a TV ...
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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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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Remotely upgrading to El Capitan broke Screen Sharing

We have a remote Mac Mini acting as a build server that we use Screen Sharing to connect to and remotely manage. Well I recently upgraded this box to El Capitan and now Screen Sharing won't connect ...
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Install Mavericks on Mac Mini with a completly formatted hard disk

I have an older Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed on it. When I was upgrading to Mavericks, the installation was stuck and the MacMini didn't start any more. I didn't know about Recovery etc. So ...
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Screen sharing not working on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm running OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Screen Sharing has become more and more tedious. I have a MacBook Air, my usual laptop, and a Mac mini to which I want to connect with Screen Sharing (on my ...
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As the Mac mini has no battery, would it fail or just suspend if the power is cut?

I was interested in buying a Mac mini for work (I love Linux but it requires too much maintenance). However, it turns out that it has no battery at all (different to a MacBook Pro/Air etc). I have ...
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Mac mini boots into black screen in dual screen setup

can't seem to fix this. I have a Mac mini 2012 with two monitors and for some reason the computer boots into a black screen when they are both connected. It was fine previously. With only one monitor ...
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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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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 - Mac OSX 10.9.5 no longer recognizes Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive

I recently updated the software on my Mac Mini Mac OSX to 10.9.5 and since then it no longer recognizes my Seagate Backup Plus Drive. The drive is running ( I can hear it ) but the error message says ...
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Mac Mini 2011 extremely hot and surprisingly slow

I just bought a Mac Mini (mid 2011) secondhand with the following specifications: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 512 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I used to have a iMac 2006 ...
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“powerd” process uses a lot of CPU

Oftentimes, after I wake my Mac from sleep, powerd (which is the power management daemon? Which in particular deals with sleeping the Mac and waking it?) uses high CPU, usually around 25% to 50% on my ...
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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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Disable Rootless on Headless Mac

I understand that the way to disable rootless is through the Recovery Partition. However, I have a remote, headless Mac with an attached bootable clone drive that I access via Screen Sharing. Can I ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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Very slow performance under Yosemite on Mac mini caused by systemstatsd

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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Brand new Apple Mac-Mini cannot connect to ANY WiFi Network — “Connection Timeout”

I'm at my wits end here with a new Mac Mini. I bought a brand new mac mini, took it home, and did nothing but create a user account. When I try to connect to my network (Comcast Xfinity), I ...
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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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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How can a Mac mini drive 3440 pixels wide display instead of 1920?

I've bought a new 21:9 IPS screen with a native resolution of 3440x1440px. The display has only two inputs: 1x DisplayPort which is connected to a workstation and 1x HDMI port which should go to my ...
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Altering screenshot filename

When taking a screenshot using the keyboard shortcut shift+command+3 it yields a screenshot with a filename of Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 3.25.36 PM.png. I would like to make a change so that the ...
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Mac Mini Invisible File Problem

I've got an issue where after moving a file from the desktop a shared location (mac mini) the file doesn't appear. After duplicating the file, both the copy and the original file appear so it's not ...
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How to transform an Apple Mac Mini intro a reliable Ubuntu Server?

This question is about what steps are needed for transforming an Apple Mac Mini into an Ubuntu server. Here are some areas: installing Ubuntu and making it to be bootable from EFI by default ...
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Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
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FireWire to Thunderbolt Adapter

I would like to connect a third display to my Mac Mini Late 2012. Since I'm already using the HDMI and Thunderbolt I'll have to use something else. I read in a couple of forums that you can connect ...
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Wireless transfer speeds between macs in a home network

I have a home network with the following components and network capabilities. AirPort Express (A1264): 802.11a/b/g/Draft N = ? Mac Mini 2011: 802.11n = 54-600 Mbit/s MacBook Air 2014: 802.11ac = ...
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Mac Mini Server starts to unreponsive desktop

I changed some of my file shareing options on my Mac mini (El Capitan) server and now it does not start. It does shows desktop but i have no control no menu bar (not even hidden) no dock, no ...