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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 without keyboard or mouse - no signal on monitor

I have decided to turn my old Mac Mini (2011) into home media center. To do that I simply connected it to TV using HDMI cable (directly via HDMI port) and installed Remote Mouse on it as well as ...
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Mac mini 2012 mini-DisplayPort flashes to black intermittently with High Sierra 10.13.2

I asked in the apple forum, but got no answer, so trying here... Mac mini 2012 mini-displayport flashes to black intermittently with High Sierra 10.13.2 I'm setting up a new-to-me Mac Mini 2012 with ...
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How do I reset iCloud for a particular user?

I can get into the App Store from two other users on the same computer - a Mac Mini. However, when I attempt to go to App Store, or iCloud on USER1 I get the message "there is an error signing into ...
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Mac Mini 2013 wakes immediately after sleep when USB drive plugged in

I have a 2013 mac mini running osx 10.9.3. I used to be able to send the machine to sleep by going to the apple in the menubar and choosing sleep. After a recent update, when I do this the displays ...
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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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VGA monitor no longer recognised on MacMini

I have a late 2012 MacMini. I was previously running with two old VGA monitors both using adapters from HRMI/DP ports on the Mac. I replaced them with a large, QHD monitor running off the DP/...
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Headless Mac Mini can display 2560x1440 after being plugged into, then unplugged from an external monitor, but only goes up to 1920x1080 after restart

I am using a Late 2012 Mac Mini exclusively through Screen Sharing on my MacBook (Both on 10.13.4). The only way I could get the Mac Mini to full resolution was to: Close connection from my MacBook ...
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Slow display switching and no audio output to external speakers via headphone port

I have Mac Mini 2010 which has a HDMI and Mini Display port with adapter to HDMI. It has macOS Sierra 10.12.6 clean installed on an internal SSD. Nothing else is attached except an external USB drive. ...
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That Kernel Process Bloat

This is probably a question best suited for Apple Support Forums, but after asking variants of this question there to no avail, I will try here instead. I have a 2012/2013 2.3 GHz i7 Mac Mini w/ 16 ...
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Strange characters in Console .awd reports

Anyone knows what causes this behavior? In Console > system reports all .awd reports have characters like this — ÕÖÖ,$90F31FE5-04CE-99A7-86EA-0E99D6B9ADA8 (í0�: Macmini6,2B16G1036ZUser`êhz áŸˇåÖ,(ÅÄ$...
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Deploying IPSWs to hundreds of Mac Minis

So, here is my situation, At work we have 3 benches, each bench has 32 Mac Minis, each connected to a KVM. We use the Mac Minis to delete the customer data and restore a fresh IPSW to iPods, iPads, ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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Apple TV > Mac Mini audio passthrough

The Mac Mini has an optical input and an optical output. I want to route the audio from my Apple TV through my Mac Mini and then back out to my receiver. This way both devices are connected without ...
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Mac Mini does not recognize USB Keyboard at start up

I am using a Quickfire Stealth mechanical USB Keyboard for my Mac Mini. I am having an issue that each time I boot the computer, I have to plug it out from the USB port and plug it back in for the Mac ...
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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Mac mini freezes and does not start again until cold

I have a (2012, I think) Mac mini. After between 20 minutes and an hour of use it freezes, then goes to a black screen. Occasionally the freeze is preceded by graphics corruption, such as coloured ...
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Mac mini: Mouse left click not working

Today the left click of the mouse connected to my Mac mini is not working. I tried to change mouse and I tried the mouse on a different Mac, and it works. The problem still persists on my Mac mini. ...
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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Black screen on mac mini dual screen

So I have the new mac mini 2018 and I have a dual screen setup. 1 is connected via display port the other via HDMI. My main display is the one connected via the display port. However, I have this ...
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Setting TRUE 1080p output on Mac Mini HDMI?

At my church we have a display system that uses a HDMI splitter to drive three 1080 TVs as well as an old (might be relevant) 1080 monitor. We were running this setup off a 2012 MacBook pro with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I optimize for file sharing on my Mac Mini 2014 (High Sierra 10.13.4)?

I'm running a Mac Mini 2014 with High Sierra (10.13.4) and am experiencing some lag, since adding a pair of Thunderbolt RAID drives. I've also added 25 or so SMB sharing users. Only a few users are ...
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Mac Mini wifi very slow compared to Mac Book Air

I have a Mac Mini(late 2012) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB DDR3 macOS High Sierra and a Mac Book Air (2015) 8GB Ram 1.5 GHZ Intel Core i5 macOS Sierra. I connect to the internet on my Mac Mini via wifi. ...
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Ethernet port not working

I have a Mac mini Server Macmini4,1 (A1347) mid 2010 model running Sierra. The ethernet port is not working or the computer doesn't recognize it. I had to take apart the computer to replace the drives....
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Ram problem even if they pass the apple hardware test?

After updating the ram 2 x 8 GB (CT2KIT102464BF160B) the mac mini late 2012 have started various kernel panic, doing the Apple Harware Test to verify the modules the ram is ok, everything is ok. So ...
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App Store hangs on Updates tab after High Sierra

I have a Mac Mini that was on Sierra running OS X Server. I finally decided to upgrade to High Sierra today, but after the update ran the App Store will not work. When I open the App Store I get the ...
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This mouse won't click — so can't setup mac mini

I have a 2012 mac mini I'm setting up. I've connected it to a new dell monitor I bought for it. I plug in the usb mouse and can get the pointer to move, but the click doesn't work. Any advice? I've ...
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Trying to upgrade from El Capitan to Sierra - monitor goes to sleep permanently

When macOS Sierra came out I tried to upgrade, but my monitor just showed nothing. When I used CMD+R and restarted from there, I could access my Mac. Eventually I had a technician reinstall El Capitan,...
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1TB NTFS Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external HD won't mount on Mac Mini

I've been using my 2.5" 1TB external GoFlex HD on my Mac and it has been running pretty fine until last week when it stopped mounting out of the blue. BTW It is NTFS-formatted because from time to ...
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Better image quality on Samsung Smart TV with HDMI wanted

I have connected my Mac Mini A1347 to my Samsung Smart TV UE32ES6530 using a HDMI cable. This works out of the box but the display is rather ugly. I already changed the resolution to a lower value ...
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Audio output device not detected until replugged

For a few months I have been facing a problem with my audio jack (3.5mm jack) on my Mac Mini late 2014 version - every time I reboot my computer, log out and log back in or turn off one of my monitors,...
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Mac Mini Not Connecting to Internet

My mid 2011 Mac Mini will not connect to the internet properly. I believe it is running Mountain Lion OS. Occasionally it works very slowly, but is more consistent with not connecting at all, even ...
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Sleep or monitor power-off causes Kernel Panic on Mid '11 Mac Mini (OS X El Cap 10.11.6)

After days of troubleshooting I have finally found out exactly what is wrong with my Mac Mini: SLEEP and/or simply turning off the monitors causes a kernel panic that sends the Mac Mini into a boot ...
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Performing simple management tasks on MacMini without display

I have an old MacMini whose former Thunderbird display is no longer available. Can I perform simple management tasks (such as wiping the disk clean) without an external display? In terms of other ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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MacMini Shared Folder Slow Speeds

I have a macmini that I am trying to use as a file server. I have setup a shared directory and have enabled sharing (SMB, AFP and enabled Windows Sharing). I can now connect to this drive on my LAN,...
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Can I boot my MacBook Air into Windows 8.1 from a network drive?

I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better. Both are networked together locally over an Airport ...
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Chromatic Aberration with Mac Mini

I recently bought a Mac Mini Late 2014 intermediate version of the three available. I have the following issue. Sometimes when I turn the Mac Mini on or from standby I get this chromatic aberration ...
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An analytics/statistical tool for Podcasts

I have podcasts stored on my Mac Mini Server. It is in iTunes but others can add the XML link to other RSS readers. Is there Apple software available where I can keep track of the number of ...
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Mac mini display tinted purple

Yesterday I was using my Mac mini as usual when the power went out. When I was able to turn it on again, I noticed that the screen image was tinted in purple, as if the display color profile was ...
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Open remote session (not screen sharing)

I have a mac mini that I'd like to use from my MacBook Air. So far, the only thing I have been able to do is setup the built-in Apple's Screen Sharing, which I have found really unreliable and slow. ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...