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Sell it for parts and buy a new or used Mac mini. Or do some research and testing so see if you can live with throttling after you suss out today’s upgrade costs. The system has to detect a healthy battery since the power supply can not provide enough power to run without throttling. Apple doesn’t do this to be mean spirited, the battery is needed for ...


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You should not need to terminate the video port of your Mac mini as support for a headless machine is natively supported by macOS - Remote into Mac Mini after a reboot. I say “should” because while it is supposed to be supported, I’ve run into instances where it would simply fail without it - notably VNC. Bottom line is that you shouldn’t need it. But, ...


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For the best quality output, I’d go with S/PDIF optical out from the Mac mini. Monoprice 102671 Toslink Female to Toslink Mini Male Adapter - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V5HQAU/ AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Sound Bar TV Cable - 3.3 Feet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3KO5WK/ Most any sound bar or inexpensive amplifier can then convert ...


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The sound from the Mac mini won’t be that strong to begin with because they use a laptop speaker and it’s very tiny to begin with! See iFixit https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac+Mini+Mid+2010+Teardown/3094 To get more volume I recommend using external amplified speakers. Regular computer speakers will work or you can plug it into one of those Bluetooth ...


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