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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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Help me solve this Macbook wifi mystery

We noticed this week that our Macbook wifi connection was slow. On inspection, we discovered that the wifi wasn't auto-connecting to our network, but rather one named ATT5g---. If I selected our ...
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How to diagnose a crash from system logs?

I know you can get to the system logs from the Console and/or from the command line. That said, I don't know how to read them very well. How can I tell which events are related to a crash and which ...
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iPad won't turn on after being drained [duplicate]

What if my iPad didn't turn on after battery drain? I did all the steps but it still didn't work. Is it already damaged or can I recover it on an Apple Store?
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Why running Time Machine on OS X Server slows down my Mac?

I have MacBook Pro (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - late 2013?) and Time Machine backups data via network to our internal OS X Server. But when Time Machine is running backups, my ...
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Dock icons colors are messed up

This happens sometimes and all i can do to fix it is reboot. Any idea why this happens?
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How do I fix my iPhone 5s?

Now first of all, I assure you, there is not a single issue like mine. Let me list the steps taken with corresponding error messages/new problems to each step taken. The problem started when the SIM ...
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Can't send or receive e-mail via Mail

I've tried multiple e-mail accounts and can't get my computer to talk to the e-mail server. I've loaded and re-loaded the SMTP and IMAP settings. Everything seems in order, but it just doesn't want ...
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Typing lag on SE sites - Safari

This is a strange one & only seems to affect text entry [questions, answers & comments] on SE sites. I've not really noticed it anywhere else, but this is where I do most of my web-site ...
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Strange colors on my iPhone screen

The icon for the Messages app looks grayish or blue. My app icons are different from the standard colors. The settings menu is black with white letters. My phone has not been dropped recently or ...
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Internet not working on iPad mini with iOS 7

Since a couple of days internet connected applications (such as facebook) have stopped working on my wife's iPad mini which has iOS 7.1.2. Further symptoms: internet works in Safari internet ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot to OS X after Internet Recovery

Someone gave me a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 2010 model. They took the hard drive and the screen was totally trashed. I managed to order a new screen from China this other day, however I connect it to a ...
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Track changes crashes when saving in Microsoft Word [duplicate]

Can anyone help with this please? I'm using track changes in Microsoft word for Mac 2011, Version 14.5.3 (150624), working on imac OS X (10.9.5). The problem it crashes every time I try to save, so ...
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Wireless keyboard with USB receiver doesn't work

I'm trying to connect a wireless "Logitech office cordless desktop 2.4ghz" keyboard with a USB receiver to my Mac but I can't get past this step of the keyboard identification: Also the key next to ...
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Can't boot normal or from recovery HD

Yesterday my MacBook Pro 15" Retina stopped booting. I see the Apple logo and a progress bar which gets stuck at about 10%. What I tried so far: Booting in recovery mode - same, progress bar stuck ...
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The wifi on my iPhone 4S suddenly couldn't detect any networks. How can I troubleshoot this?

I just realized that my wifi doesn't work anymore. I couldn't remember upgrading, installing, or updating anything in the last few days, and I don't think I dropped the phone or anything like that. ...
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Magic Trackpad won't recognize tap on Yosemite 10.10.3, even with option enabled

I came in to a new iMac in my office this morning, with the newest version of Yosemite (10.10.3), and now my Magic Trackpad doesn't work. I already went into the Magic Trackpad options and made sure ...
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Black lines on my Macbook pro screen

I keep on having glitches with my Mac, and then after it freezes with 3 beeps.I have to press the power button for about 8 seconds before it stops. Sometime it turns on back, sometimes it doesnt. What ...
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mtrecorder and spirecorder, what are they?

I've run a EtreCheck on my OS X 10.10.3 just now and I got some error messages. Problem System Launch Daemons: [failed] com.apple.mtrecorder.plist Launch Daemons: [failed] ...
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Mac Mini with lots of I/O errors and related issues, trouble identifying culprit

Setup: Mac Mini 2011 with two drives: SSD with OS X Yosemite and admin account home folder HDD with my user home folder Symptoms: It began as many months of seemingly random slowdowns/beach ...
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how to troubleshoot sluggish FaceTime

I am looking for ways to diagnose and troubleshoot why FaceTime would be sluggish on my mac. It starts up remarkably slowly (think minutes, not seconds — though I am the last MBP without an SSD), ...
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Accessing Apple Hardware Tool on MacBook Air 2010 running Yosemite

I charged my MacBook Air (Late 2010) up to 100% charge overnight however my battery died within 1 hour. Because of this I want to use the Apple Hardware Tool (AHT) to diagnose the issue. My Mac is 4 ...
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shotdetect fatal libpng error gd-png error: setjmp returns error condition

I downloaded shotdetect and followed this guide to install it on OSX Yosemite 10.10.1 . When I try to run shotdetect, it appears to run through the entire video file, but then fails towards the end. ...
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OSX (Yosemite) Mail Empty After Manual Reset

I tried the manual Mail reset instructions from here: How do I reset Apple's Mail, in Lion, to default settings? Afterward mail opens and asks for an account... I setup my Exchange account and it ...
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How can I repair partition map after attempting to dual boot screwed it up?

I tried installing Kali Linux in a separate partition on my MacBook, but after installation was completed, I was unable to boot back into Mac OS (displays a prohibited sign). I think everything went ...
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Strange networking issue: good software/hardware troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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Why is “my passport air” suddenly not coming up as recognized by my macbook air? The light is on and it is vibrating as it usually does

I had another external drive transferred to this one with all my data on it and now I can't access it. What can I do to access the drive and data?
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Macbook 10.9.5 Firefox freeze

After updating OS X on my Macbook 2011 to 10.9.5 I've started facing Firefox (32.0.3) freezing for a minute when macbook is resumed from suspend. Does anyone have thoughts, where to look for a cause ...
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How to turn off a frozen iPhone with a broken lock button? [duplicate]

What can you do when your iPhone is in Airplane Mode, the WiFi is off, and the lock button is broken. I can't log in to the phone. How can I turn it off?
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Mail.app not showing the “synchronize” option for an IMAP account

I have 6 different IMAP accounts configured on Mail (all of them for gmail / google apps accounts). All of them, except one, have a "Synchronize" option in the menu that appears when right-clicking ...
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How can I troubleshoot an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner that won't play nice with Mavericks?

I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection 1260 scanner working with Mavericks. When I connect the scanner to my Mac it shows up fine in Printers & Scanners in System Preferences. It also shows up in ...
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Compare Apache Settings on Different Machines?

Is there a way to easily compare the Apache settings for two machines? I have a MacBook Air and an iMac, both running 10.9.1. On both machines, I am trying to run a site via localhost. ...
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Troubleshoot internet connection over wifi in public on iphone 5C

When I am in public places my iPhone 5C will not connect to the internet. An exclamation point appears next to the wifi name.
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Macbook Pro won't boot into OSX (circle with line through it), but Windows works fine

When I try to boot into OSX, after 30 seconds or so the Apple symbol is replaced by a circle with a line through it. If I try single user mode, it stops at a certain point before booting entirely and ...
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How to diagnose connection timeouts when connecting to a WiFi hotspot

I am having difficulty troubleshooting this error message: I don't get any indication any details about the failed connection attempt. How can I diagnose such timeouts and resolve the connection ...
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How to troubleshoot slow-as-molasses Safari 6?

When I upgraded to Lion, Safari 6 came along, and I find it so slow that it's almost unusable. The problem is most pronounced when first fetching pages, especially in the first few minutes after it ...
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Could trying to disable WindowsServer.plist break my iMac it will no longer start?

Forgive the long story, but I have a mix of old knowledge and unfamiliarity with Mac so I don't know what might be relevant. The tldr version is my iMac won't boot. Trying to put op an upnp server: ...
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How to troubleshoot when a video won't sync to iPhone

I downloaded some videos that I wanted to put on my iPhone (Oredev talks, from http://vimeo.com/channels/oredev, so from the web and not iTunes). The videos are all seemingly in the right format, and ...
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Clicking on “print” does nothing

I've connected to a remote network printer and attempted to print something, but clicking on the "print" button does nothing, as if the button wasn't clicked. It doesn't close the window, doesn't ...
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macbook pro 2011 13" doesn't detect external display

I have a miniDP to VGA adapter, and its worked fine until this morning, I woke up and shook the mouse, but only the internal MacBook screen worked, not the external monitor. I tried to reset SMC and ...
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Not getting to boot!

Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 RAM to 8 GB and I had random restarts. So I did a safe boot and everything was fine, two days later the same thing happened again and the again it was ...
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Inconsistent mouse behavior in Lion

Two different mice?mouses? work for a while and then the light connection gets intermittent and eventually is lost. The pointer is then inactivated - but I can use the scroll wheel on the mouse and ...
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ios8 cannot send email

After iOS upgrades and updates, I was still able to receive emails fine but could not send them. How can I fix this?
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Reinstall Safari

How can I reinstall Safari if one got corrupted?
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How can I determine if I've set up my phone improperly or if someone is just sending me messages for someone else? [closed]

Hi Iv been having a problem with my iphone 4s. i have recieved 2 messages from my ex partners phone it did not come up as an imessage only a normal message. He did not send the messages we believe ...