Questions tagged [mac-mini]

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

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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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macOS could not be installed on your computer

I have a Late 2011 Mac mini late 2011. It had macOS High Sierra installed, but due to some problems with language, I decided to delete everything and re-install it. But Now, I have this message when ...
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Mac Mini server will randomly shutdown

A Mac mini at one of our customers has started to randomly shutdown, yesterday was second time in less than a month. This system hosts the customers shared folders and a Windows VM for their critical ...
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Does the Mac mini (2018) support Intel Hyper-Threading?

I am using a Mac mini (2018) with a 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor. My understanding is that this chip has 6 physical cores. The Activity Monitor shows performance graphs for 6 cores. On other ...
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'System' disk usage very high [duplicate]

On a headless Mac Mini running Mojave, my 1tb Macintosh HD is nearly full at 861gb used (after deleting some stuff - it was critical before). However the sizes of the folders within it after forcing ...
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Portable monitor on Mac Mini not detected

I purchased a Zenscreen monitor recently from Asus so I can travel with my Mac mini. This screen connects via USB-C. The problem is that it isn't automatically detected unless another monitor is ...
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Can a 2018 Mac mini support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz?

I guess I need more of a personal experience answer. The specications say that a Mac mini can support dual 4k monitors, but are there any caveats to this? I am planning to get 2 x 4k monitors and run ...
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Display port not activating monitor for boot manager

I'm setting up an old mac mini (specs below) with a dual boot (Ubuntu) and I've run into an issue getting to the Apple boot manager or the EFI boot manager. Essentially the monitor does not activate ...
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Should a late 2012 Mac Mini be able to drive these two monitors?

A Raven MTi2, which is 1080p on HDMI, and an LG 34U97, which is 3440x1440 on Mini DisplayPort. It works sometimes, but after an hour or so the LG just says "Out of Range". Sometimes with them both ...
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Is there a KM-switch that can handle Magic Trackpad 2 in wired mode?

I have a couple of Macs that I want to use with a single keyboard/trackpad. One of these is a 2019 iMac. The other two are Mac minis. The iMac is connected to a second monitor (Thunderbolt to ...
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External screen turns off after macOS boots - Mac Mini

When I plug in the screen and I turn on the Mac Mini, I see the Apple logo and the OS loading. After macOS boots the external screen goes black.
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mac mini multi-display reconfiguring repeatedly

I have a new mac-mini with HDMI + 2 thunderbolt-hdmi adapters. Waking up the mini results in screen blanking repeatedly as it adds and removes displays. Repeatedly. Like 20 times. For 2+ minutes. I ...
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Mac Mini 2018 - 3 monitors [duplicate]

I've seen this question for older versions of the Mac mini, but I'm struggling to find an answer for the Mac mini 2018. I want to connect 3 identical monitors (22inch 1080p). I'm currently able to ...
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2018 Mac Mini - Won't boot when power applied

I work in an environment where power is turned off to the building nightly. On previous revisions of the Mac Mini, I was able to get them to automatically boot when power is applied (in the mornings) ...
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Connect 30" Apple Cinema HD Display to 2018 Mac Mini

I am trying to run an Apple Cinema HD Display (30") from a 2018 MacMini. I have tried all kinds of HDMI- to DVI adaptors but so far no luck. I have also tried these connectors with a MacBook Pro ...
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Installing 1600Mhz memory in a Mac Mini that uses 1066Mhz memory

I have an old Mac Mini (2009, Core 2 Duo) which uses 1066 Mhz DDR3 RAM modules. However, I haven't been able to find them near me; the closest I've found are 1600Mhz modules, which have otherwise the ...
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Set default boot disk to USB on macmini with T2 chip

I need to setup boot always from USB stick. I can boot it from USB by pressing Alt and selecting specific source. Buy how to do it permanently? Is is possible?