Questions tagged [mac-mini]

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

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Mac mini does not boot

I have an old Mac Mini 2011. It used to work perfectly fine. However, when I turned it off for a couple of hours, it stopped to boot. Only fans are working hard when I switch it on. Screen is black, ...
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Will Apple include Mac mini 2014 late in his next OS upgrade after Catalina? [closed]

Catalina is supporting Mac mini late 2014 models. But I want to know about the next os upgrade. Will Apple include Mac mini late 2014 in his next upgrade? And one more thing is: for how many year ...
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How to check originality of parts in a second hand Mac mini?

How can I check that all the parts in a Mac mini late 2014 are genuine or not? I have found that we can change the About this Mac details from system. How can I know that Details shown in About this ...
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Not sure whats happening here (cant update past 10.15.1 - late 2012 mac mini)

Consider the image So I downloaded the delta and combo 10.15.2 update for mac osx. I first started noticing something odd when I re-installed catalina on my mac mini 2012 - which is supported. As ...
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Reinstalling Mac mini (server?)

I just got a Mac mini that I will use to play FLAC-files in my stereo (DAC to be bought). I have no idea how old it is. Might be from 2010? The serial (on a sticker on the back of the Mac mini) is: ...
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Target Disc Mode from 2009 Mac mini to 2019 iMac

I need to transfer some large files from an Early 2009 Mac mini to a 2019 iMac. The Mac mini has FireWire 800, Ethernet, and USB-1. The iMac has USB-C and USB-3 and Ethernet. Is this the best way to ...
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Intel HD 3000 on MacOS Mojave

I recently upgraded to MacOS Mojave using Dosdudes patcher and have been getting a few graphical anomalies in certain apps. I have included an example. It manifests as large black boxes over certain ...
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Mac mini 2018 cursor freezes after RAM upgrade

My Mac mini 2018 (3 GHz Core i5) runs Mojave 10.14.6. Monitor is an LG UHD 27UK850. After a RAM upgrade to 32GB the cursor regularly but momentarily freezes approximately every 4 seconds - a major ...
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Is it safe to stack Mac minis on top of each other?

I am thinking of purchasing another Mac mini - I already have an older one - and I am planning to keep them on top of each other as I have limited space on my desk. I was wondering if it is safe? I ...
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using a LG 34um94-p ultrawide monitor with a late 2012 mac mini

I have this cool new LG monitor that I have mounted and plugged into my Mac Mini (late 2012, high sierra), but the LG monitor is not getting a signal. I have tried HDMI and a mini-display to HDMI ...
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2018 Mac Mini getting crashing under load

I just bought a brand-new 2018 Mac mini (i5, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD) and it has started Kernel Panicking (I assume? it stops outputting to the display and the fan gets really loud for a second, the LED ...
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Mac Mini 2018 HDMI issue with 23" Apple Cinema Display

I just got a brand new Mac Mini 2018 which is connected to a 23" Apple Cinema Display (model 2005). I am using the Original Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter The issue: A grey grained noise shows up when ...
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eyeTV Hybrid on Catalina: Stream it to other devices (Windows, iOS, etc.)

I have found an old eyeTV Hybrid DVB-C USB stick and now I would like to stream my cable TV to my other devices. It works with my MacBook - not on Catalina though - so I am sure it is functional and ...
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Can't boot anything with brand new Mac mini

I just bought a brand new Mac mini (2018), and after connecting it to my MacBook via Target disk mode, then restoring my old Mac's data onto it, I've now run into an issue. I cannot install macOS onto ...
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Completely reinstall everything on Mac mini

My Mac mini behaves in strange ways. Certain applications open randomly, downloads just don’t download sometimes, for a while I could not empty the trash, etc. I want to cleanly erase everything that ...
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VNC display of macOS Catalina frozen on login screen after reconnect

I have revived my Mac Mini 3,1 with Catalina thanks to dosdude1's patcher - and so far, it worked great! But, this is actually a Mac Mini Server (from 2009). So the obvious application is to deploy it ...
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macOS not reading SDHC cards either with internal slot or external reader

2012 Mac Mini, still running High Sierra (10.13.6) Has suddenly stopped reading SDHC cards (even showing the card is available). Things I've tried: relaunch Finder (via right click) - occasionally ...
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El Capitan bootable installer on Mac Mini - “A required download is missing”

On a freshly created USB bootable disk for El Capitan (following these instructions which create a USB bootbale installer with sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/...
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How to re-format a deleted volume in macOS High Sierra/Mojave

After installing Catalina on a machine I realized some programs I want to run on this machine are still 32-bit. So I went to downgrade from Catalina to High Sierra and since there's no way to re-run ...
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Can I use the macOS from a late 2012 Mac mini on a 2011 Mac mini server?

TL;DR: My late 2012 Mac mini died (corrupt EFI) upgrading from Mojave to Catalina, I want to use a mid 2011 Mac mini with the hard drives and RAM out of my dead mini. Is this possible? Drawing on ...
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2018 Mac Mini no longer sending video or audio to TV via HDMI

I have a 2018 Mac Mini connected to a TCL Roku TV (43S403). There used to be no issue using the TV as a monitor, but recently, whenever I go to the input for my Mac it says "No signal (is it on?)". I'...
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External SSD no longer bootable

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) with its stock internal drive and an external SSD via USB. The external drive has Sierra and this is what I always boot from. The internal is a clone of the external just ...
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Mac mini hangs on Apple logo after Mojave 10.14.6 Update 2

My mac mini (model Late 2012) worked fine until I installed the "Mojave 10.14.6 Update 2" security fix today. After the automatic reboot (required for the update), the boot process hangs after ...
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User specific issue - All applications showing in finder as file type 'package', and will not launch

I have a 2011 Mac Mini running High Sierra (10.13.6). While installing security update 2019-005 last month, the mini stopped in the final stage of updating, with the Apple Logo and progress bar ...
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Why won't icloud account accept my password from my Mac Mini?

Attempted to sign in to my iCloud account on my Mac Mini and it failed. I use a password manager so the pwd hasn't changed. I went ahead and changed the password (and used the old password) and the ...
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Booting multiple OSes on Mac Mini

I just got a 2012 MacMini, and it happens to be running Mojave. I'd like to easily boot into multiple OSes and have an SSD I can install into the Mac. Before I make a huge mistake and waste a lot of ...
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Mac Mini is slow when keyboard and mouse are detached

I use a very basic and cheap unit to switch one USB keyboard and one USB mouse between a PC and a Mac Mini. The unit is an Aten CS22U. It all works fine, albeit with a few seconds delay when ...
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Trying to create a bootable USB drive for Mac Mini

I have a Mac Mini Late 2012. Trying to create a bootable USB drive. I have a USB Yosemite install drive. It has worked, many times to load Yosemite to an internal drive. I plugged this in to the ...
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Mac Mini shows incorrect boottime, sleeptime, and waketime

I have a Mac mini that is set to automatically restart every morning at 2am, and wake from sleep every morning at 5am. Recently I've wondered if it has actually been doing these automated processes, ...
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Supplemental update stuck on installation screen - how to break free?

Mojave, Mac Mini late 2014. Tried to install Supplemental Update 2, but it froze. Progress bar was only 1 cm. After 2.5 hours, forced it shut, then used CMD+ALT+P+R and now progress bar slowly got ...
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Is my Mac Mini too slow for Mojave?

I have a Mac mini end 2014, 2,6GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 with Mojave. I spend hours (well ok, minutes) watching the coloured spinning wheel whenever I'm launching something, or even coming ...
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Skype for business's share my screen shows only skype screen and desktop background

Whenever I share my screen using Skype for business(SFB), only SFB's window and mac background image is visible nothing else. Is it a bug from SFB or Catalina ? Anyways to resolve this bug ? P.S ...
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Mac mini won't start in any mode. Looks to be some kind of disk failure

We got a strange trouble. My sister has a mac mini, and it for same reason stopped working. Tried to restart it in any possible mode. Can't restart even from a bootable USB stick with mac OS, making ...
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Permanently Disable Bluetooth on MacMini 2019

I realize this was asked back in 2014 with this question, but hardware and software has changed a lot over the last 5 years. Here's the specifics of my situation: We haven't purchased the device ...
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Where is the air inlet on a Mac mini (2018) for the cooling fan?

On the Mac mini (2018), where is the air inlet for cooling the innards of this computer? I have looked at the iFixit teardown. It shows the fan blowing out the broad outlet across the back of the ...
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Which 27" monitor for mac mini at lower resolution to look larger?

I'm considering getting an HP Z27 (4K UHD) or HP Z27n G2 (QHD) for my mother. She has a (2018?) mac mini. I plan to turn it to a lower resolution so that everything looks larger, because it would ...
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Support for Intel TXT on Mac Mini?

On the 2018 Mac minis there are CPUs with Intel TXT support (e.g. Core i5-8500B) and without Intel TXT support (e.g. Core i3-8100B). Now I heard, that even though e.g. the Core i5-8500B supports ...
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Bluetooth keyboard only works on terminal after upgrade to High Sierra

I upgraded my mac mini 2011 to High Sierra recently. after log in, I noticed that my bluetooth keyboard does not response when I type something. But when I type in terminal, it works normally. What ...
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Does the Mac mini (2018) deliver power over Thunderbolt ports?

Thunderbolt ports can optionally provide power, up to 100 watts. Does the Mac mini (2018) provide any power over any of its four Thunderbolt ports? If so, how many watts? On which of the 4 ports? ...
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2012 Mac Mini with Fusion Drive only Boots while Verbose Mode

I have a mac mini 2012 which only boots to completion when in verbose mode. when just normal booted it gives the fan symbol for a few seconds and then loops back around. I've done a time machine ...
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Is there any way to allow AnyDesk unattended access when user is not logged in?

I am trying to use AnyDesk to remote access my Mac mini, but I cannot make it work without logging in first physically. Just after I login first time it starts to work. If I will log out, I cannot ...
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Screensaver won't exit until MacMini Sleeps — how to fix?

I have a Mac mini (2018) running macOS 10.14.6. When the screen saver turns on, it doesn't turn off until the computer goes to sleep. If I move the mouse or type keys, I hear a "beep" indicating that ...
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Can't access Recovery Mode (2011 Mac Mini)

I was gifted a 2011 Mac Mini and I decided to try and get the thing up and running with a recent enough version of MacOS. When I turned the thing on, I was greeted with a fast boot to grub, indicating ...
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VPN with mac mini reachable locally but not from the Internet

I have a Mac mini that I'm trying to make ssh-reachable when I'm in a coffeeshop outside on the Internet (How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?) so I can run more computationally ...
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Optical Audio Out replacement with passthrough / surround support

Can somebody please suggest something to replace the missing optical audio output on the new Macs (Mini 2018)? I have sound cards that support stereo, but I need something which would allow ...
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macOS Mojave Bluetooth connection issue

I have a problem with the Mac Mini 2018 and its bluetooth. The problem is that I cannot see my mac via bluetooth with other devices. Magic KeyBoard only works by wire. Bluetooth turns on and off, but ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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System reboots when I disconnect Blackmagic eGPU from my Mac mini

When I shut down the Blackmagic eGPU using the icon in the Menu bar: Or if I manually unplug it, the system wants to reboot. All the applications ask "Do you want to close?" Then if I say no, at some ...

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