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Questions tagged [mac-mini]

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

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What is the CAS latency of the memory in a Mac Mini 2018?

I'm researching a memory upgrade for a 2018 Mac Mini (in advance of purchase). I thinking to buy it configured with the base 8GB and upgrade it to 32GB with aftermarket memory modules, at a savings of ...
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Screen goes black for a few seconds intermittently with Mac Mini 2018

I purchased a Mac Mini 2018 and connected it to my Dell 42" monitor via HDMI. I works fine except that the screen goes black intermittently and comes back after 3 or 5 seconds. The monitor and cable ...
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How to add signature to Preview on a Mac Mini? [duplicate]

How can I add my signature to Preview on a Mac without a built-in camera? I've got a mid 2012 Mac mini, running macOS 10.11 using a 3rd party mouse and Apple keyboard, connected to 2x 3rd party HDMI ...
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Mac Mini 2018 maximum carry weight?

What is the maximum weight of "stuff" that I can place on top of a 2018 Mac Mini without damaging it? This is not the weight of the unit itself — but the maximum weight of other units that can be ...
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Magic Mouse 2 tracking speed is reduced to about 20% after a VNC session from a Windows machine

I have VNC setup on my Mac Mini (mid 2011 - running OS X El Capitan - 10.11.6). I am just using native "screen sharing" VNC that is built into OS X (no 3rd party VNC server like uVNC or TighVNC). I ...
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Mac Mini 2018 Ethernet option 1 vs. 10 GB [closed]

What is advantage of 10 GB Ethernet vs. 1 GB Ethernet in the new Mac Mini? Where is it important or helpful to have the 10 Gbps option that costs $100 extra.
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USB boot on mid 2010 Intel Mac mini

I have a mid 2010 Mac mini. I recently did an SSD upgrade in it. I tried using Internet Recovery to reinstall Mac OS X Lion (after which I am planning to upgrade further). However, the setup never ...
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Is the new Mac Mini 2018 user upgradable in terms of RAM? [duplicate]

I wonder if it will be possible to upgrade a Mac Mini in a quite simple way or not ...
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My Mac-mini won't connect to internet with (any) Ethernet but will do with wireless

I have a mac-mini that is connected both with WiFi and Ethernet. But routing to internet (outside my local 192.168.1.* network) is available only with WiFi. When WiFi is switched off, mac-mini is ...
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Is memory or storage in the 2018 Mac mini replaceable by the user after purchase?

The tech specs of the Mac mini 2018 is unclear if the RAM or SSD can be upgraded by the user.
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Will my 2014 Mac Mini boot an SSD that already has Linux on it?

I have an SSD from another computer that has Ubuntu Linux installed on it and fully working. It's a standard UEFI Ubuntu install using the GRUB bootloader, and the entire SSD is used (i.e. there are ...
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Apple hardware issue on my Mac Mini (2010)

I've got a Apple hardware issue on my Mac Mini (2010). For the last few months when I do a TechTool Pro 9 report, the results includes a test of the "Smart Check which show a "Warning." A couple of ...
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Connect an external SSD (USB Type-C) to Mac Mini (mid 2011)?

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2011) and I want to use an external SSD (Samsung Portable SSD T5) with it. Now the problem is that Mac mini (Mid 2011) only has: Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) (not ...
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no wifi hardware installed on Mojave update

After Mojave install I get a "No WiFi hardware installed" when trying to connect the wife. Computer response is so slow it's almost useless. Same results on iMac 27" Retina Display Mid 2015 and Mac ...
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Windows stoped to displaying content after HighSierra

I have a macmini late 2012, after installing high sierra it worked normal for some time,but then most windows and menus stopped to displaying its content, getting all black, this affects the main menu ...
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Mac Mini Failing Half Way Through Boot

I am, however, able to boot up from this hard drive using Target Disk Mode, from my Mac Book Air (via a Lightning cable). And it runs fine via external boot like that. I was able to do an external ...
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Mac Mini 1TB HDD being 100% full - cant mount, cant boot

I just unburied an old 2007 Mac Mini Server which I had put a 1TB drive into. I had kinda forgotten why it broke, but after a while I remembered...the hard way. That Mac's hard drive is so full and ...
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Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot

On a Mac mini end 2009, with a drive updated to a SSD, and RAM updated to 8GB running OS X 10.11.6, I sometimes get a "🚫" on boot. It then boots in Recovery mode by itself, so i shut it down and ...
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Why can't I attach a second monitor to my mac mini

Why is it that whenever I plug in a second monitor to my mac mini, using the HDMI port and a converter to VGA, that my main monitor goes black but when I unplug it, it goes back to normal?
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Where do I find MacOS graphics drivers?

I have a Mac Mini running MacOS 10.13.6, with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB graphics card. Google Chrome isn't recognizing the graphics drivers as usable for WebGL. See: WebGL disabled or ...
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Broken ZIF Lock on Mac Mini A1176

I recently was upgrading my Mac Mini's failing hard drive when I accidentally removed the audio board ZIF Cable lock completely from the board. It can be alternatively "fixed" by buying a USB audio ...
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Endpoint has been activated through legacy launch on Mac Mini

Asking this here as I don't think it's a Linux problem. My Mac Mini sits on a desktop and is the 'central authority' for all of my backups. I have nine Linux virtual machines on a server on which ...
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Wirelessly debug Safari web app running on iOS using Safari on macOS

I need to plug an iPad/iPhone into a Mac Mini so I can debug web pages running ApplePay on them using the macOS Safari developer console. Complication: The Mac mini is in a server cupboard three ...
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Does a ThunderBolt cable increase resolution on a monitor or just frame rate? [closed]

I'm curious what does having a ThunderBolt display over others mean?
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What's an SSD and does it help speed up a Mac?

I see where someone recommended an SSD to help speed up a Mac mini but I do not know what an SSD is. What's an SSD and what does it do?
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Can I attach an Mac mini to a VGA monitor using an HDMI/VGA adapter?

Can I attach the Mac mini to a VGA monitor using an HDMI/VGA adapter? I have a new Mac mini I'm trying to attach to an old monitor that has VGA and DVI inputs. I have VGA cable and HDMI/VGA adapter ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 Bootcamp AMD drivers not working properly

So, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Bootcamp partition on my mid-2011 Mac Mini. Since this is not officially supported by Apple I had to jump through few hoops, but everything worked fine... ...
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Mac Mini with x3 Apple Displays/Monitors. Adapters, cables and configuration puzzle

Anybody successfully attached (or know how to attach) x2 Apple 30" Cinema displays (Male DVI) and x1 Apple 24" Display (Male Mini DisplayPort) to a Mac Mini 2012 (which has the following connections ...
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Mac Mini powerful enough to play any 1080p movie? [closed]

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011) with 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB RAM with SSD, that I use to watch videos. The machine is great in all respects, except if I play 1080p encoded with H265 or VP9, the fan ...
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Can I change the resolution of a display in recovery mode?

Booted to High Sierra recovery HD, I’m not able to open the system preferences and choose a different resolution. Can terminal be used from the utilities menu to change the resolution? I have a Mac ...
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Have a Mac mini hooked up to two screens, but can't rotate one, only both of them

Having a little problem with my Mac mini. I have two monitors set up with it, and they are working fine as a dual monitor setup. However I want to rotate one so it is in portrait mode but when I ...
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How to upgrade an older Mac Mini to newest OS and newest firmware?

I am having trouble to download the latest OS Update. When I try to install the update using native mac features I get an error like update couldn't be verified. While loading it was probably ...
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My primary display loses connection when i turn on my secondary display

Mac Mini (late 2012). Primary monitor is a Dell 34" U3415W and the secondary screen is a TCL 1080p TV. For the most part everything runs smoothly and I have no issues but... occasionally when I ...
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Messages being commingled on Mac Mini. OK on iPhone

I have a user who is having problems with her messaging. She is set up so that she can send messages from either her iPhone or her desktop (a late 2012 Mac Mini running macOS Sierra). If she sends ...
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Connecting two HDMI monitors to Late 2012 Mac mini

I have two Samsung monitors with HDMI input. Is it possible to connect them simultaneously to my Mac mini using HDMI? I wish to have a extended desktop setup.
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How can I find the serial number of my Mac mini?

Do Mac mini come with a unique serial number? How do I find it? It is a model without optical drive.
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Is it possible to use a touchscreen monitor on a Mac Mini?

How would I go about interacting with my late 2012 Mac Mini via a touchscreen?
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VGA monitor no longer recognised on MacMini

I have a late 2012 MacMini. I was previously running with two old VGA monitors both using adapters from HRMI/DP ports on the Mac. I replaced them with a large, QHD monitor running off the DP/...
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Headless Mac Mini can display 2560x1440 after being plugged into, then unplugged from an external monitor, but only goes up to 1920x1080 after restart

I am using a Late 2012 Mac Mini exclusively through Screen Sharing on my MacBook (Both on 10.13.4). The only way I could get the Mac Mini to full resolution was to: Close connection from my MacBook ...
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How can I optimize for file sharing on my Mac Mini 2014 (High Sierra 10.13.4)?

I'm running a Mac Mini 2014 with High Sierra (10.13.4) and am experiencing some lag, since adding a pair of Thunderbolt RAID drives. I've also added 25 or so SMB sharing users. Only a few users are ...
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Slow display switching and no audio output to external speakers via headphone port

I have Mac Mini 2010 which has a HDMI and Mini Display port with adapter to HDMI. It has macOS Sierra 10.12.6 clean installed on an internal SSD. Nothing else is attached except an external USB drive. ...
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Hard drive errors but SMART is passing

I have a 2012 Mac mini Server running OSx El Capitan. Our server provider has been sending reports about my hard drive failing, telling us we need to replace it as soon as possible before we have data ...
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Mac Mini TAOP--124 Hardware Test

I recently bought a Mac Mini which I knew was missing the hard drive, so easy fix right? Whenever I start the Mac the fans are running really high and the odd thing is I can only start the Mac in safe ...
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Everything fail on mac mini 2009

I've recently bought an used mac mini (early 2009 version) patched with preinstalled HighSierra on it. My main goal is to get it working. Currently I'm trying to install El Capitan which is somehow ...
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Mac Mini frequently loses connections (both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)

I have a Mid 2011 Mac Mini which is connected to: Airport Express Apple Bluetooth trackpad Apple Bluetooth keyboard Suspiciously frequently and quite consistently, maybe every other day, one of the ...
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Is my external USB drive causing erratic sleep/hibernate behaviour?

I've been reading up around sleep settings as I keep finding my Late 2012 Mac Mini in a weird hung state each morning that requires a force-reboot (it's like running Windows 10 years ago!) I thought ...
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can I reschedule the kernel tasks ?

Two questions. Can someone tell me who the idiot was who decided that the best time to have a 'kernel task' running (which I'm guessing is SpotLight indexing) was at 6 o'clock in the evening, when so ...
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Possible to get 1440p from a 2012 Mac Mini via mini DP -> HDMI adapter?

I recently purchased a 2012 Mac Mini and am attempting to max out my dual monitor setup. Currently, I connect my Mac to a Dell S2417DG's HDMI 1.4 in via this passive mini DP to HDMI 1.4 cable. ...
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Can Late 2012 Mac Mini support two QHD Monitors?

I've always understood that my Mac Mini is limited to one QHD (2560 x 1440/1600) monitor via DisplayPort and one HD monitor (1900x1200) via HDMI... from Wikipedia: Like the 2009 version, a Mini ...
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Can HD from 2011 mini work as is in 2012 mini?

My 2011 dual core i7 mini developed a logic board issue. I've acquired a quad core i7 2012 mini as replacement. The 2011 has a new 1TB SSD running Sierra OS. I plan to move the SSD to the newer mini. ...