Questions tagged [mac-mini]

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

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Can I know the technical specifications of a Mac mini without an OS?

I just bought a Mac mini 2011 to replace my iMac 2011 and want to make sure before I plug my Time Machine drive into it that the Mac mini's hard drive has the capacity I need. I tried restarting it ...
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Mac mini FusionDrive - “No CoreStorage Logical Volume Groups Found”

I can't figure out how to correct this at this point. I’m hoping someone here can point me in the correct direction. I have posted my terminal outputs below for diskUtil list and diskUtil cs list. @...
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Log into Mac Mini with unpaired Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Can I pair a new Bluetooth keyboard or mouse when I try to log into Catalina, when no other input device is available? Here is my situation: I have a MacMini with Catalina installed. It works ...
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Using one old fusion drive as two separate external drives

Recently my old fusion drive (1T HHD + 128G SSD) on my 2012 late Mac mini might have issues. The OS is very slow and has some read errors when I tried to use CCC to clone it. Anyways, I managed to ...
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Whats the correct way to reboot a Mac which is managed by Apple Remote Desktop?

I have a headless 2012 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina which is managed with Apple Remote Desktop and ssh by my other MacBooks (running macOS Mojave). The problem is that when I need to reboot the ...
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Budget eGPUs for Mac Mini? [closed]

I thought it sounded quite cool that you can connect an eGPU to a Mac Mini to boost it's performance, but had no idea just how expensive those things are! Here is one I found recommended on a YouTube ...
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Use an External USB SSD before logon (daemon)

I noticed that after a system reboot my new USB SSD (SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD) attached via USB-C to an MacMini 2020 is not available until the first user has logged on (interactively using the ...
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Max length a USB-C charge cable can be for a Mac Mini 2018?

The cables from Apple come in only a 1 and 2 meter length. Can you use longer and still power the Mac Mini 2018 properly? The Mac Mini 2018 according to the Apple website and AppleCare uses a USB-C ...
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MacMini 2009 fan sensor goes to zero after 1500RPM

This might be pretty obvious that the sensor is bad and I need a replacement, but this sensor is very hard to get here in Brazil, so I'm hoping there's a way to fix the RPM sensor of the MacMini Late ...
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Unload/delete kext in Recovery Partition

How can I unload or delete a kext file in the Recovery partition? If I try to delete the file I get an error saying disk1s1: device is write lock, even after I did fsck -fy and mount -uw / as ...
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Mac mini mid 2010 stuck on Apple logo with full progress bar

I bought a used Mac Mini mid-2010 server. When it arrived I turned it on and it booted regularly into macOS High Sierra, since this is the last version supported by this model. I verified that ...
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Mac mini 2014 4k + 2k Monitor Configuration

I'm interested in getting a Mac mini Late-2014 (specifically A1347, Macmini7,1, MGEN2LL/A), but I'm concerned by the multi-monitor specifications published by Apple. The specs state:- Video Support ...
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Error on EL Capitan Installation This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered

I have created bootable pendrive using https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT201372 I am trying to dump ELCapitan on my mac. but it throwing error This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can'...
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Will this Mac mini setup work as I intend?

I'm thinking of switching to a Mac mini setup, this one in particular: New Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB) — https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...
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What is the expected durability of a Mac mini (2020) flash storage?

I just bought a new Mac Mini (2020) with 512 GB flash storage. As the flash storage of this model is soldered to the Mainboard this means to me if the flash fails the Mac mini will be dead. As this ...
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How to reset a mac mini without losing any applications

I am a father of 1 son and 1 daughter. I got a mac mini with a monitor for my sons eighth birthday, and put minecraft on it. I had to code in a function where in between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 ...
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Mac Mini mid 2011 random reboot [duplicate]

I bought a Mac Mini mid 2011 and sometimes i have an hard reboot. I thought it was a power problem and I replaced it but nothing seems to have changed. If i execute log show --predicate 'eventMessage ...
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Error 2002F during internet recovery on Mac Mini over WIFI [duplicate]

I want to roll back to the oldest MacOS version on a Mac Mini. It displays error 2002F after connecting to the Internet over WIFI during Internet Recovery. During normal OS operation the Mac has no ...
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Compare between Apple Mac computers

I am thinking about purchasing an Apple Mac computer. But I am confused between the different types of Apple Macs available. I am clueless how to make a choice. Is there any website or a resource ...
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Mac Mini won't boot past Apple logo and progress bar after having to do a hard boot

I've had ongoing issues with a Mac Mini ever since an Apple update at the beginning of last week. Basically, it stops sending a signal to monitor so I can't see anything and then I have to hard boot ...
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Different Free Storage Amounts on External SSD

This has really confused me. I recently bought an 1024 GB External SSD for my Mac mini, and put about 200 GB of files on it. However, whenever I click the space bar to see how much storage is left, it ...
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Problem with local file server connection dialogue

I am running a Mac Pro (mid 2012) and a Mac mini file server. The Mac Pro is running Mojave and the mac mini is running El Capitan. I connect to the Mac mini server using SMB (AFP doesn't work for ...
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2018 Mac mini random restart problem

Over the past couple of days, my 2018 Mac mini has been randomly restarting/shutting down after I’ve stopped using it. When I power up my Mac mini, it says that it’s been restarted because of a ...
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Mac Mini still detects monitor when it is unplugged or turned off

I have a Mac mini (2018) that continues to detect an HDMI connected monitor even after the monitor has been powered off/unplugged from power. When I unplug the HDMI cord it does remove it from my ...
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External webcam slow and lousy on a Mac mini?

I run a 2012 Mac mini using a Logitech C920 HD Pro USB 1080p Webcam with it. Recently I've noticed it's really laggy. Even in a Skype test window or camera settings, it lags about a second and is very ...
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How to get 60Hz on a 4K Monitor using a 2018 Mac mini

I do a lot of work with music, and have two external 4K displays hooked up to my Mac mini. I’m using two LG 24UD58-B monitors, but I cannot get 60Hz out of them using an HDMI cable, which is then ...
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How can I make Logitech a 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM work with a mid-2011 Mac mini?

I have a Logitech 4K PRO MAGNETIC WEBCAM which I bought to use with a mid-2011 Mac mini, 2.3 GHz, running High Sierra. I've used an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and a Thunderbolt ...
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Mac mini's Bluetooth works with AirPods but not Apple Watch or AirPods Pro

My Mac Mini won't connect to my AirPods Pro and won't use my Apple Watch to unlock, but will connect to my AirPods. Something is up with Bluetooth, but I can't figure out what. What Happened: My ...
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Mac mini running Catalina has no sound input

I have my Blue Snowball plugged directly into a USB on the back of my Mac Mini. The light indicating power to my mic is showing. I didn't find any input devices in preferences, even the built-in mic. ...
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No DVI-D Cable for Dell P2210 [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a work station with two monitors (Dell P2210) for my Macbook Pro 2017. Monitor 1 is connected with VGA cable using Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. Monitor 2 is connected ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the CPU on a mac mini?

I want to upgrade the CPU on my Mac Mini (Late 2012). I currently have the i5 2,5GHz version but want to upgrade to a better CPU. Will it be possible to upgrade to the i7 2,6GHz that is on some of the ...
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Can i use the cd/dvd from an older mac mini as a cd/dvd for a newer one via a thunderbolt cable?

I am not a power user of macs but i have an early mac mini with a dvd drive and a 2011 mini without a dvd drive, and wondered if i can connect the 2 to use the older mini as an external dvd drive and ...
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Performance options

I have a 2011 Mac mini and don't want to buy a new mini. It has 12gb ram and a 128gb PNY SSD which reads and writes in the 480mbps range. I'm looking for ways to speed it up, and I've done the basics ...
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Where to find logs for hardware-related shutdowns in OS X 10.11?

I have a 2009 Mac Mini running OS X 10.11.6 set up as home theater. Its fan has been quite noisy for a while, but it has still worked fine... until a couple of days ago, when I found out that it had ...
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Bluetooth cuts in and out on a 2018 Mac mini

I've been having a lot of Bluetooth issues with my 2018 Mac mini when I purchased it around August 2019. I have a Magic Keyboard 2 and a Magic Trackpad 2, and the bluetooth connection on them cuts ...
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AirPods Pro aren’t reliable with Mac mini

I have a 2018 Mac mini with fully up to date software. In December I purchased some AirPods Pro headphones and love them...mostly. The main downside is they're very unreliable with my Mac and ...
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Installing Manjaro on an SSD and Switching Mac Mini Hard Drive

I have an old Mac Mini Core Solo (2006 model). I wanted to know if it's possible to install Manjaro on an SSD and then swap the old Mac drive with the Manjaro SSD? I've tried using Rufus to make a ...
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Every several minutes, all my open windows re-adjust their content and text layout

Every several minutes, my computer nearly halts as it all the windows have their content re-adjusted. It seems as though all the text, at least, is being re-rendered. Perhaps the entire window's ...
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iMac mini display port to HDMI connector | Connection is detected but produces no output to TV [duplicate]

I haven't been on here in a while and I hope this is the correct thread and want to say any help would be immensely grateful, I am actually an IT guy myself so I feel kind of embarrassed I haven't ...
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using 3 monitors with macmini (2018) [duplicate]

I'm thinking of getting the 2018 mac mini(32 gb of ram) with 3 monitors, one 32 4k, the second 27" HD(1920) and the third 23" (1920), it will be possible without lag and an external egpu?
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Mac mini (2006) crashes after a while

I have an early 2006 Mac mini (A1176, Macmini1,1). It seems to work fine for a while, but it eventually starts crashing, then booting right back up again. It will either crash somewhere along the ...
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Drag and drop only going one folder deep in Finder

I have a Mac Mini late 2012 running MacOS Catalina (10.15.4). I have a weird issue with drag and drop in Finder. When I drag a file/folder into a new folder to move it there, it does not let me hold ...
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How do I set up 3 monitors to a Mac Mini

I have 3 monitors which I want to connect to my Mac Mini. 2 x HP and 1 x DELL. All 3 monitors have HDMI cables. I already have a Thunderbolt adapter but it only has one HDMI port. The adapter is ...
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2020 Mac Mini Ethernet port issue

I just bought a 2020 Mac Mini with 10 gigabit ethernet. I plugged in a cat6 cable into the mac mini's ethernet port and connected it to the wireless router, but it won't connect to the internet, ...
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macOS Catalina + Mac Mini: How to (reliably) use external speaker + control volume with media keys?

In Short: I have not been able to find a reliable solution to use external speakers + media key volume control on macOS Catalina. Is there any good / known solution for this? Long Story: I haven ...
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Is it possible restart Mac from 2nd monitor only without mouse?

My Mac has an issue where sometimes the primary monitor won't wake up, but the Mac thinks it is connected. So In such cases, I only see my secondary (much smaller) monitor. Typically I cannot find ...
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Why is the volume so low on a Mac Mini 2018 minijack output audio when to connected to a receiver?

I have a Mac Mini 2018 that I sometimes connect my headphones to. They work just fine. No issues with volume. But if I connect the Mac Mini to a receiver (a Denon AVR-2106) via the minijack with a 3....
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Can I create 2 “displays” on a headless server?

I have 2 Mac Minis. One is to be used as a headless server while the other is a general-purpose user desktop machine. The user system has two monitors. I have set up the server to allow screen ...
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Mac Mini 2018 Kernel panic bug_type 210 after Security Update 2020-002

Since installing the Mojave Security Update 2020-002 I do get a message that my Mac Mini 2018 was restarted because of a problem even I shut it down normally. The Mac Mini 2018 was running fine for 3 ...
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Bluetooth network is unavailable error on PowerBook G4

I've got 2 PowerPC Macs, one is a 2005 Mac mini G4, the other is a 2002 PowerBook G4 Titanium. Both have Airport and Bluetooth cards installed and they work fine and both are OS X 10.5.8. The Mac ...

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