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You can no longer just tap the Power Button on a Mac to put it to Sleep. On any Mac running Mavericks or newer the Power Button should function as follows: Power Button: 1~2 second hold = Sleep 3~5 second hold = Options Dialog 8~12 second hold = Force Shut Down Alternatively, if you have a keyboard hooked into the Mac you should be able to hit: Control+...


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To avoid having to install OS X twice, do the following. Before removing your existing hard disk, follow the steps given below: Download El Capitan (OS X 10.11) from the Mac App Store. Create a bootable installer for OS X. For this you will need a USB flash drive. Both of the above steps are outlined at the Apple web site: "Create a bootable installer ...


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Start up from OS X Internet Recovery by holding down Option-Command-R immediately after turning on or restarting your Mac. Release the keys when you see the Apple logo. Startup is complete when you see the OS X Utilities window. Open Disk Utility from the OS X Utilities window, then use Disk Utility to erase your built-in hard disk using the OS X ...


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Use thunderbolt docks hdmi to the monitor. I was able to run 2012 Mac Mini with both Thunderbolt Display and ASUS 27" monitor at 2560x1440 each just fine. So far no problems here.


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Apple provides this info on the page for buying one: What's in the Box.


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Unfortunately there are no recovery partition on your Snow Leopard harddrive. That option came with Lion. You state that you have the original Snow Leopard disk. Im thinking it should be a DVD that got delivered with the computer, its most likely needs to be this dvd, other dvds with snow leopard might not work. If you managed to correctly reassembly the ...


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No. The Mac Mini is famously BYODKM


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This answer assumes you have access to another Mac and a way to connect your hard drive to it. Take out the drive of your Mac using this iFixit guide. Connect to the drive and boot into Recovery (CMD + R) on the other Mac. Then, follow these instructions from an Apple help article: Install from OS X Recovery To install OS X on an external drive ...


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There is no specific way to get into BIOS/EFI easily on the Mac. It is possible to get into NVRAM from boot and from a shell (type man nvram) but I am unsure you will be able to do anything there that will have an effect on the new drive. PC manufacturers give access to this because they don't make the operating system. Apple does not because it's software ...


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With RAID1 your disk drives write operations will be directed to both drives: your write operations will proceed at the speed of the slower drive. That is to say your system will always be waiting for the slower drive, and you will lose all the speed benefit of the SSD. Read operations will likely be directed to one drive only: you might or might not find ...


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Assuming the Mac Mini is compatible (the flat, all-aluminium ones are) the simplest way to move the whole server is do exactly that - copy the entire drive. Get Carbon Copy Cloner, reboot the Mini in Target Disk mode and connect it to the MacBook with a suitable cable. The Mini will appear as if it was an external drive. Open Disk Utility and reformat the ...


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Tony, you might want to have a look at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202848 Migrating your Server You can migrate from OS X Server on Mavericks or Mountain Lion to another >computer using OS X Yosemite. Use the Setup Assistant or Migration Assistant >included with Yosemite to transfer your data before you open Server app. You can migrate ...


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Close all Mac OS X apps before shutting down Try to determine if one particular app is causing the problem. Maybe one app always aborts the shutdown process. Try updating to the latest version. Open Disk Utility. Choose the your main hard drive and click Repair Disk. Usefully shutdown freezes are caused by incompatible or outdated drivers e.g printer, ...


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If you can acess terminal just do. sudo reboot or sudo shutdown that should reboot or shut down your system. when using sudo it will ask for a password this is the same as when you login to your profile. Hope this helps


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People are saying that all 2014 Mini have the connector for PCIe, but the HD-only models are missing the flex cable that has the SSD slot on the other end. Read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-pcie-flex-cable-part-number-for-mac-mini-2014.1807145 I using an SSD-less Mac Mini at work, and personally I'm waiting for OWC to offer an ...


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Here's what I had to do Upgrade OS X to the latest This stopped the eternal spinner - instead the spinner showed for a second, then nothing happened In the past, updating the App Store itself helped Go to the Updates tab and click UPDATE ALL App Store asked me for my credentials then ran all upgrades, including Xcode


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New Mac Minis have "Mic In" ports, but you have to use the 4-conductor phone-type plug - the mic in is one of the contacts on the headphone-out plug. So in this case you'd need an adapter (like what you'd use to use the headset with an iPhone).



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