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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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Mac mini 2018 problem with USB pen drive [duplicate]

When I insert a pen drive in the USB slot of my Mac mini 2018 the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard lose connection. Anyone knows how to solve this? I have Mojave 10.14.2 and both mouse and keyboard are ...
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Mac mini (2014) won't output video signal over HDMI only via Thunderbolt

I've got a 2014 Mac mini running OSX 10.11.6 connected to 2 screens; one via the native HDMI and one via a Thunderbolt to HDMI convertor. It has been running fine for about 2 years. I turned it off ...
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What keyboards can reliably be used to start up recovery or diagnostics mode on a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini which is stalling during boot. I have been trying to boot it to recovery or diagnostics mode, but run into an unexpected problem. The keyboard I'm currently using with it is a ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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How willl a Mac Mini's SSD effect the maximum process size when use swap?

Reading, possibly out of date info, elsewhere OS X seems to limit the maximum process size according to the total RAM and a fixed proportion of the available disk. The new 2018 Mac Mini is very ...
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Issues with screen not coming on when Mac is running

I run a Late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.13 High Sierra with a Dell QHD monitor via DisplayPort. I've seen two different cases where as far as I can tell the Mac is running (HDD light flashing, etc) but ...
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Is it normal for 2018 Mac Mini to make screetchy noises?

I have just purchased a new 2018 Mac Mini with a SSD drive. Sometimes when reading or writing, it makes a quite screetchy noise. It's not loud, but however it's quite sharp which made me cautious. I ...
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Why does HDMI on the 2018 Mac Mini have a “codec compressed” look?

I just purchased the 2018 Mac Mini, and also a LG 32UD99-W monitor that does 4k (3840x2160) at 60 Hz. When connecting HDMI cables from the Mac Mini HDMI out port to the monitor HDMI in port, the ...
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4K HDMI output from MacMini (late 2018) to LG C8 (OLED55C8PLA)

The LG TV just says "no signal". I'm connecting the Mac Mini to another TV just fine (1080p though). I'm using the same cable to connect a Windows 10 machine and it works over 4K just fine. Is there ...
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External GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run 4k at 60Hz?

Would an external GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run a 4k display at 60Hz? Or would the CPU in the mac mini prevent this.
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Mac mini 2018 HDMI surround sound output

I have a new Mac mini 2018. I want to get surround sound over HDMI. I have a receiver that is capable of transmitting 5.1 surround sound to my speakers, and HDMI video to my projector. I have ...
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2018 Mac Mini 4k Scaling issue

I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini (3.2 GHz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch and two 27 inch). The setup is great, but there is one flaw. 4k is too small! This is a common complaint and while Apple ...
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See/read Mac mini hard drive from MacBook Air?

My Mac mini crashed during an OS upgrade and my display simply looks a bit like my opening screen but is refreshing (jumping around?) rapidly with no way to make any keyboard input. I'd rather not do ...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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How do I work off two Mac Minis?

I have one Mac Mini (1 TB) and I am about out of space. Buying a new with 2T is some $2500-out of my budget. I can just muster to buy another 1 TB... Is there a way that I can do my work (on one ...
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Will the 2018 Mac mini be able to use my 2011 iMac in Target Display Mode?

I'm currently using a 2015 MacBook Pro and using a Thunderbolt cable to my 2010 27 inch iMac as the screen in Target Display Mode. I want to upgrade the MacBook Pro to a Mac mini, which has ...
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Video Playback Freezes - Mojave 10.14

I'm using a Mac mini (late 2012) with Mojave 10.14, and I'm having issues with video playback. After using the Mac to play back videos, whether that's online streaming/YouTube or IINA/VLC video files ...
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Troubleshooting Ethernet network connectivity

I'm having some issues with Ethernet connectivity with my Mac mini. I'm trying to get to the bottom of the issue before having the board swapped under Apple Care. The issue I have been seeing is the ...
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How to connect a pretty old hard drive to MacMini?

I have a rather old iOmega external hard drive which I'd like to connect to a quite new Mac, but I always get confused by Apple plugs so I have no idea what type of cable do I need. These are the ...
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Cannot reinstall MacOS

I have erased my Mac Mini and now I am presented with the Recovery screen where I can use Disk Utility, Reinstall, etc. Nothing works! Disk Utility claims it cannot unmount the primary HDD, despite ...
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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 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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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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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 ...