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

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Mac Mini mid 2011 - any way to keep the analog audio input out of power saving mode?

This machine (mid-2011 with 10.16 retrofit) is used as a HTPC/media player in a somewhat interference-rich environment. As long as there is some kind of media playback active, even if it is video with ...
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Connect MacMini A1993 to 8 iPhones

Trying to share internet from the mac mini (connected to ethernet) to 8 iPhones using a USB hub. It connects well, but sometimes the network sharing turns off and the devices don't connect at all. ...
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apfs speed of mac mini m1 256GB?

I have the M1 mac mini with a 256GB ssd. It is not a fresh disk---I now have only about 30GB remaining. I am not interested in synthetic raw disk performance, but in performance on the APFS file ...
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VNC Viewer couldn't access to a Mac from Windows 10

I'm trying to remote a mac-Laptop from a windows-Laptop with VNC Viewer 6.21.920. T'm getting this "An authentication error occurred. See the VNC Server error log for details". It's working ...
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What is the process to replace a hard drive in a Mac Mini?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini whose hard drive I would like to upgrade, because it's a bit small, old and slow. I got a 2TB SSD drive and would love to clone my current HD that has my OS on it and everything ...
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HDMI display will sometimes not wake on but SSH works

Ever since upgrading my Macmini8,1 to OS v12 or 12.3, the display will sometimes not wake the next morning when I try to use it. When in this state, nothing I try gets me a working display and I am ...
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Mac Mini's fan is not speeding up when it's under pressure

I have a Mac Mini 2020 with M1 chip. Fan is always working around 1700 rpm no matter the CPU temperature. Even if CPU temperature is 80 degree celsius, it works at the same speed as if it was only ...
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How to properly update Mac Mini M1 to Monterey

I have a Mac Mini M1 which I want to have its OS updated. When I try to go with the normal procedure: go to Settings > Check Update and install it, I get this problem: the bar at the top of the ...
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How to erase the entire hard disk of a mac mini late 2014

I bought a second hand mac mini late 2014 with 256GB SSD storage and with OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6. I do not know the seller and I assume the device is virus-ridden! I am mainly concerned that ...
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What SSD drives are compatible with a 2011 Mac Mini? [closed]

I currently have 2 x 1Tb hard drives in my Mac Mini, but would like to upgrade them to make the computer faster. Are there some 1Tb SSD drives that I should avoid? Are there some that are recommended? ...
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No sounds control > External Monitor?

Mac Mini M1 is connected to an LG UltraWide 49WL95C over UCB-C, The Volume shortcut keys weren't working, and when I look in System Preferences there is no Volume control ... Any workaround? (rather ...
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Is it possible to share my air mic to my mac mini?

So here is the situation - I tend to play CS:GO on my m1 mac mini since it's potentially more powerful (than my m1 air) (plus I can connect my usb mouse and keyboard and hdmi monitor). My question is ...
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Audio input on Mac Mini M1 (2020)

When I connect a microphone to Mac Mini's mini-jack audio out, it does display in System Preferences > Sound as "External Microphone", which would suggest it could be used for audio input....
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Mac Mini (Intel)'s disk has very large read/write

I bought a Mac Mini (Intel CPU) about two years ago, and its disk "percentage used" is already 12%, and there are 160TB write (and 150TB read). Compared with other programmers, seems that ...
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Mac mini not showing picture after changing resolution

I just updated my 2018 Intel Mac mini to macOS 12.3, and after updating I tried changing the resolution on my monitor, but got a blank screen after the log-in screen that would normally show my ...
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Mac shut down during update

I just tried updating my Mac mini to the latest version of macOS, and when I thought the update was finished, my Mac wouldn’t start up or display any image on my monitor. I shut down my Mac with the ...
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Why does uptime report load averages over 1.35 even when the system is idle and not running any apps almost 24 hours after boot?

I have a Mac Mini (2014 model, 4GB RAM, 500GB storage) I use mostly for testing cross-platform software I'm working on. It's never been particularly fast but immediately after the latest upgrade from ...
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Would adding a Mac mini to my MacBook Pro set up help with processing bandwidth?

I have a MacBook Pro 16” Intel variety that I got from work. I use two 32” monitors and the screen on the laptop. I recently added a RØDECaster Pro audio interface and a Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini ...
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Can I use a Mac Mini with a HDMI switch?

I’ve been trying to use a HDMI switch to use both my work computer and personal computer (Mac Mini 2011) on the same screen. However when I have both laptops and the switch plugged into the screen, I ...
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M1 Mac Mini Fails to Shutdown with APC UPS Options (Monterey 12.2.1)

I have an M1 Mac Mini that needs to auto-shutdown after 60 seconds on the UPS. We are using an APC Back-Ups 850VA model connected via USB. Also, this M1 mac mini has had its data migrated from a Time ...
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Running three displays on 2020 M1 Mac Mini [duplicate]

I have an M1 Mac Mini and I am trying to run three displays. I have two USB-C adaptors that I used on my MacBook Pro. I can not get the third display to turn on. The main display is on my HDMI port, ...
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Why do I have different display resolution options for two different 27" 4K Dell monitors?

I'm on an M1 Mac mini and have two displays plugged in, one via a TB/USB-C cable and the other via HDMI. I want to match them for resolution of menus and palettes at the fourth (of five) resolutions ...
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Mac Mini refuses my password even if its the correct one

As I wanted to keep my data more secure, I decided to change my admin password (my only account). I wrote my password on a piece of paper too (new passwords are easily forgotten). I try to connect ...
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System Crash in Sleepmode MAC MINI 2020 M1

i have a question. I bought me a new Mac Mini 2020 M1. After starting the first time - i saw there is an update for Monterey, so i updated. At the night i didnt turn of my mac so it goes to Standby ...
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2014 Mac Mini through Belkin F1DN104Q-3 KVM - all monitors blink except the DVI port monitor

SMC has been reset. NVRAM and PRAM have been reset. All cables are brand new from CablesPlus (the Canadian Monoprice). The Belkin F1DN104Q-3 is a 4-port, quad-head KVM that allows me to hook four ...
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Why is my cable not working?

I recently got a new, long Thunderbolt to HDMI cable to play films on my projector from my Mac Mini. However, I cannot get the new cable to work on my Mac Mini. I checked and the Thunderbolt port of ...
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Gamer Monitors Not Working Properly with Mac Mini Late 2018

I have a 2018 Mac Mini Late and for a few years I have noticed strange behavior on monitors. When I turn on the monitor and then the Mac, the monitor displays "No Signal" messages as if the ...
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How to create a bootable installer for macOS (or OS X) for a Mac without macOS (or OS X) installed? [duplicate]

I have a Mac mini which appears to be a 2014 model with an Intel processor. The internal disk has failed completely and has been replaced with a known-good 1 TB SATA SSD. I have access to Linux hosts, ...
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Is it a good idea to use mac mini as backend server for a medium size business?

Our company is setting up an iOS app where the user sends some data to our backend server and it performs some CPU/ GPU intensive tasks. We are considering either buying a series of mac-minis build ...
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What would throttle Ethernet speed on a Mac?

I am using a Mac mini for playing media from a local network media server connected by cable (Ethernet). This Mac stays on 24/7 and is prohibited from accessing the Internet (router firewall). ...
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Minor issues running 3 monitors with 2018 Mac mini

I've got 3 monitors connected to my 2018 Mac-mini and sometimes when waking up from sleep (or restarting) it seems to "forget" the arrangement. So sometimes the login screen will be on the ...
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How to use monitors that connected to Mac mini as external monitor for Macbook Pro?

I have 2 monitors for my Mac mini at home, and recently I decided to buy a new Macbook m1. The problem is if I want to use those 2 monitors as external monitors for my Macbook, I have to unplug the ...
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Some users cannot access Mac Mini on office network through VPN. They can access through their hotspot but not Wifi

At my company we have a Mac Mini set up in the office that we use to test out web tools. Everyone in the company has access to our VPN (L2TP over IPSec) and they access the Mac Mini while being ...
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No signal to external monitor until after login (Mac Mini 2018)

I have a mac mini 2018. My old apple monitor (connected via USB-C using a USB-C-to-thunderbolt adaptor) worked fine but eventually died. Then I bought a new monitor that connects via HDMI. It works ...
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Wake up a sleeping or powered off M1 Mac Mini with a Wake-On-LAN packet?

I have an M1 Mac Mini running Monterey 12.1. I would like to be able to put it to sleep or shut it down when not in use to conserve energy. But, I also want to be able to remotely power it up so I can ...
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How to make usb to shut down Mac Mini

I have an old Mac mini and I want to use it as my home server. I don't want to connect any display, keyboard or mouse to it. I will be using it as a wifi router and local server. But I will shut down ...
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How to fix USB keyboard that sporadicly stops working on a Mac Mini?

I have an Intel Mac Mini (Macmini8,1) with an Apple USB keyboard plugged directly in to one of the USB A ports on the back of the Mac Mini. I use a USB mouse attached to the hub on the Mac Mini. ...
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Can a time machine backup be restored to a single user on a new computer?

I had a 2013 MBP Retina that I have been doing regular Time Machine backups to an external hard drive. A few months ago I also bought a Mac Mini which I just started from scratch with, and never ...
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Continuous chime after RAM upgrade on Middle 2011 MAC Mini

Good afternoon. I have a Mac Mini, which came with a 2 Gb 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs but I already tried to upgrade with 2 kits: Timetec 8GB KIT(2x4GB) Compatible for Apple DDR3 1333MHz PC3-...
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Does my Mac support 'DisplayPort Alternate Mode' so I can use a KVM?

I'd like to buy a new monitor and have been looking at models that have an in-built KVM switch functionality as this would both reduce cabling/connections and enable me to use the monitor for home and ...
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How can I use an external SSD instead of the built in HDD on a Mac Mini Late 2014?

I want to clone the HDD on a late 2014 Mac Mini onto a Samsung T5 or T7 portable SSD, and use that drive as the boot drive. Is that possible, and if so, how would I even start going about such a thing?...
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M1 Mac Mini loses ethernet connection frequently

I have a new M1 Mac Mini running the latest version of macOS Monterey. I've connected it via Ethernet to a switch, using the native onboard Mac Mini Ethernet port. But the ethernet connection cuts out ...
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Will an Intel iMac work in display mode for an Apple Silicon Mac Mini? [duplicate]

I know that iMacs have a display mode where you can use them as a dumb display. But is this compatible with an M1 Mac Mini?
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trying to ssh from 2018 macbook to mac mini; getting error "pledge: filesystem full" and "shell request failed on channel 0"

Been having a fun day. I upgraded both my mac mini (intel, 2018) and my macbook (intel, 2018) to Monterey and also upgraded openssl and whatever else brew was willing to upgrade. I used to be able to ...
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Mac mini white screen after Boot Camp created

When I boot my Mac the startup sound comes, just like normal, but then it is stuck in a white screen for about 10 seconds and after that the screen just turns black. The power LED stays on though. It ...
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How to connect old Mac mini to new Mac mini as a external drive

I while back I bought a 2018 Mac mini. I'd like to connect my old (2011) Mac mini as an external drive to selectively transfer photos and such. I have found some documentation on how to do this, but ...
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Screen Sharing suddenly has issues

I have a Macbook and a Mac Mini. From my Macbook I connect via Screen Sharing to my Mac mini. After Monterey updates on both this now seems finicky. Sometimes the Network does not show at all, and Mac ...
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How to check if UPS usb connection will work natively with Mac mini?

I'm trying to purchase a UPS from APC. It's the Easy UPS line. The documentation said that it uses UPSCAPO software for connecting to PC, but never mention macOS. Is there a standard used on the UPS ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro (clamshell mode) from sleeping when KVM switches to a different computer

I have a setup of a Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro connected to a KVM switch that allows me to share my monitors, mouse and keyboard between both of them by pushing a single button. When I switch to the ...
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Mac Mini M1 with three monitors

As you know the Mac Mini M1 has one HDMI, 2 USB-C connectors. Currently I connected two monitors to it via the HDMI and through one of the USB-C port. So what happens if I connect another monitor to ...
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