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) Macmini8,1 Linux usb-c will not recognize certain usb device types

The Mac mini (2018) Macmini8,1 is running Linux with rEFInd. The mini has 2 usb-a 10 Gb/s ports, and 4 usb-c 10 Gb/s ports Problem: On usb-c ports, "dangerous" devices are not recognized by ...
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Bluetooth headphones are cutting out a lot

I have Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones and they are cutting out frequently when I'm more than 1m away from my Mac Mini 2018. Disabling WiFi on Mac helps a little but the problem still persists.
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High frequency sound and unwanted shutdowns

My Mac-Mini (april 2020) makes a high frequency noise, it doesn't always occur and never after a reboot. Probably this kind of noise : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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can mac mini handle the load without eGPU?

i currently have a 2011 27" iMac - i7, 3.1ghz with 20gb RAM with a gig of vRAM on a standard AMD Radeon 6970M video card. It's connected to 2 24" Dell U2415 monitors running at 1920x1200. i ...
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How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2020 M1 support? [duplicate]

How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2020 M1 support? There are 2 USB4 ports and one HDMI. Don't count DisplayLink and AirPlay displays.
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Python 3 Not Updating in Shell on Mac Mini M1

My Mac Mini M1 shipped with Python 3.8.5. I first installed Anaconda, then downloaded Python 3.9.1 (macOS 64-bit universal2 installer), installed that and ran Update Shell Profile.command. IDLE runs ...
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Mac Mini 2006 with El Capitan

I have a Mac Mini, 2006 (upgraded firmware to 2.1, upgraded CPU to Core 2 Duo, upgraded RAM to 4GB). With another Mac Mini (2009), I prepared a USB installer of macOS El Capitan patched with ...
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EGPU Underutilized via T3 on Mac Mini 2018 with AMD Pro Radeon WX 7100 in a Node Titan

I am running AMD Pro Radeon WX 7100 in a Node Titan enclosure on a 2018 Mac Mini- a recommended setup from Apple.(I am even using an Apple Pro Thunderbolt 3 cable.) Monitoring through activity monitor ...
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Mac mini A1347 fan at full speed after booting and no video signal

After pushing the power button of my mac mini, the cooling fan goes to max speed and does not put out any video signal. The Power LED is on and white. I removed the power cord and cleaned the fan and ...
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How could my Mac be turning the screen off when it's set to “never”?

I have a late 2021 unibody Mac Mini, upgraded to Catalina. For some time I have had problems where the monitor will not wake up from sleep even though the Mac is running - I think it's a known bug in ...
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How can I tell if my MacMini 2012 power supply is dead?

I have a Mac Mini late-2012 A1347 that will not power on. I've tried the steps to reset the SMC (unplug-wait 30s-plug-wait 5s) and still nothing happens when I press the power button. No chime, no ...
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MacMini M1 broken sudo

So I manage to break sudo during this one day of owning MacMini M1. I manage to break sudo during editing /etc/pam.d/sudo. How I can edit it back? I tried using terminal in recovery mode. This file is ...
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Wake On Lan behavior with Mac Mini - how to put asleep and confirm wake success?

Experimenting with Wake On Lan, I tested with a small Fujitsu Esprimo mini computer and a Mac Mini. In a Windows desktop app "WakeMeOnLan" on another unrelated computer, I can see "...
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How to get SMC version for 2018 Mac mini

I bumped into a problem, when my USB and USB-C ports stopped working (all except 1) when coming out of sleep mode. I could fix this only by SMC reset (unplugging power for > 15 sec), after that all ...
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Log into a mac mini working as a server that is connected to a VPN

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) that I want to connect to a VPN (for work), but I also want it to act as a server, so I can work from my laptop (running Linux). I basically need the Mac for the VPN and ...
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What results in the price difference for seemingly the same product?

I am considering buy the latest Apple Mac Mini M1 with 512GB storage from Apple or from Amazon. Apple lists it at $899 while Amazon lists it at $859. What is the hardware/software different that ...
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Bluetooth speakers disconnecting since move to Catalina

I've found my old Bose Mini Sound Link bluetooth speaker keeps dropping the connection to my Mac Mini since I upgraded to Catalina BUT my Apple keyboard and mouse are rock solid so I think it maybe ...
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Can you really upgrade the RAM in the M1 2020 Mac Mini to 64 Gigs?

Several Sites Claim to sell Mac Mini 2020 M1 Ram Upgrades to 64gb --but-- Everymac.com and the Verge.com both claim the RAM limit is 16gb and is not upgradable. Why are the answers to this question so ...
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bridgeOS not updating?

I just updated my Mojave machine to Security Update 2020-006 but my bridgeOS has not updated, it remains on 18P50347c which I got when I tried Big Sur DP4/PB1 on 7 August 2020? I don't have any other ...
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Connecting a THIRD display to Mac Mini (late 2012) via USB 3? [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a third display using a USB 3 video adapter? Will MacOS 10.14.6 recognize it?
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Does the Mac mini with M1 support the LG 5k display?

I have the 1st gen LG ultrafine display. Will it work with the 2020 Mac mini M1-based machine? Update: The LG 5k 1st gen is quite prickly. It doesn't work with an AMD eGPU which does work with the 2nd ...
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Is MRTR2VC/A a (late 2018 Mac Mini A1993 128GB) US part number eligible for US warranty/service etc?

Don't recall any Apple part numbers ending in anything but LL/A here in the US, and only a couple of web-hits came up for that number (one a Canadian educational web-site doc). Apple phone-rep couldn'...
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Mac mini incompatibility with HDMI to VGA

I was reading about what is happening to me now with a Mac mini and many people report it, what I understood is that from HDMI to VGA, it does not send a signal since it is analog and it does not work....
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Mac Mini 2018 (w/T2) Ignores Cmd-R, Option, and anything else on reboot

I have a 2018-era Mac Mini (Macmini8,1) running Catalina 10.15.7. I am unable to get the system to recognize any commands I hold down during system reset. I have tried both my existing wireless ...
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My 2017 iMac is unable to print! But my old Mac Mini prints just fine! Any insights?

Today, something weird is happening: when I try to print (from TextEdit) from my iMac (2017, Retina 4k, running Mojave, printing to a network-connected HP 3055), it ACTS like the document printed, but ...
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Kernel Panic on 2014 Mac mini, Mojave

So I got error codes many months ago, which I was told were warnings, and my computer ended up having a faulty hard drive and it gave me a prohibited sign. I recently paid $150 to get the hard drive ...
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Mini Mac 2.1 USB not working

My USB ports are not working on my Mini Mac 2.1 (2007). I can turn the computer on and it starts perfectly on the monitor. However, since the USB ports do not work I cannot use my mouse or keyboard (...
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Mac OS upgrade probably caused screen problems [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini 2018. I have a main monitor which is connected using the HDMI output, and a second monitor which uses a Thunderbolt port with a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI adapter. After working just fine ...
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mac mini shuts down seconds after logging in

so as my title says my Mac mini mid 2010 (Yosemite) boots up, shows the login screen, I enter my password, then after some seconds it dies. it also happens in safe mode or when I try the Internet ...
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Suddenly the fan of my Mac Mini starts to run as crazy - Possible reason / elimination?

Just started my Mac Mini 15 minutes ago. Suddenly the fan started to work and the sound is clearly hearable. Normally the machine works quietly. I took a look into the processes-table and found that ...
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Why does System Preferences > Display > Arrangement show two displays?

I'm using a Mac computer for the first time. It is a Mac Mini 2012 with macOS 10.13 installed. I hooked up one monitor to the Mac Mini. Why does System Preferences > Display > Arrangement show ...
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How to use a MacBook always wired like a desktop/MacMini?

I have MacBook Pro 2013 (MacOS Catalina) which may no longer receive any software updates few years from now. It is not even practical to keep on buying new batteries to this old Laptop as batteries ...
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My Mac mini restart or shutdown suddenly. And a bunch of folder appear on screen when I turn it on again

I notice that my Mac mini 2018 has random restarted or shut down suddenly even while I'm working or don't do anything. When turn it on again I see this log: And my desktop appear a lot of weird ...
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Do we still need to terminate the display port with Catalina?

Thank you for the hint about getting better resolution options by holding down the Option key in the Display Prefs on the Mac Mini. The hard drive on our network-only Mac died and it lost all of its ...
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DVI (via Thunderbolt) display doesn't sleep reliably

My new Mac Mini (late 2018) has 3 monitors connected - one via HDMI and two Thunderbolt-to-DVI. The two DVI monitors are both HP 2011x, and I had them previously connected to a now-retired Mac Pro, ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2012) is giving 'unexpectedly shut down' message each morning

This problem only recently started, after I changed the location of my computer in the house. It's happened twice this week already, when I've left my computer on overnight. When I log on, I'm ...
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Mac mini volume

2010 Mac mini has low, low sound. Please recommend an external speaker to increase volume. I tried Creative Pebble, quality was fine, but volume remains low. I bumped the audio to 96.0 kHz to no avail....
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How many hard drives are in this Mac mini?

I just purchased a Mac mini and the seller assures me that there are two 1 TB hard drives inside, with a total storage space of 2 TB (picture from the listing). At first, I was under the impression ...
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Log in to a monitor-less Mac over the network

Is it possible to share the screen OR remotely ssh login to a Mac that has no user logged in, i.e. it's sitting on the login screen after power-on/restart? The Mac in question uses macOS 10.15.6(ish). ...
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Why is this Mac mini so slow?

To replace my mid-2011 iMac (12 GB RAM, 2.7 GHz i5, Radeon 512 MB), whose Radeon Graphics card is slowly passing away, I purchased a mid-2011 Mac mini (10 GB RAM, 2.5 i5, Radeon 256 MB) with same HD ...
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Disable audio output device fallbacks

I have a Mac Mini connected to my Dell monitor via DisplayPort. I also have a PS4 connected to the same monitor by HDMI. I use my monitor to output all my audio as I have my speakers plugged into it. ...
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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” [closed]

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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