Mac Mini :: Connecting A 2011 Mini To A 2011 IMac Via Thunderbold To Use IMacs Display

Jun 16, 2012

I've just ordered an i5 Mac Mini and while it's destined to be used as a media-centre/ streamer connected to my TV via HDMI, initially I want to hook it up to the display on my 2011 iMac. Can one of you clever bods point me in the direction of what cable I need, and also what do I need to do to the iMac to make it behave as just a monitor? Is it just a matter of plugging in the cables and off I go?

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MacBook Pro :: Will Mini Display Port Work On A Mid-2011

Mar 28, 2012

Im looking to purchase a Mini Display Port to HDMI for a 2011 Macbook pro to connect to my TV, the only problem is that my macbook only has a Thunderbolt port, so would this work on it?  

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mac Mini :: 27' Cinema Display Connected To Server Mid 2011?

Jun 27, 2012

i currently have my mac mini server Mid 2011 hooked up to my 27' inch apple cinema display and it flickers once a while.

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Connected to 27' LED Cinema Display

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Jul 1, 2014

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HDMI connection works (producing non-native resolution on the U3011). 

This was filed as bug 17083693 and closed as a duplicate of 16197028.

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Oct 21, 2010

I'm asking myself if it's possible to connect two 27" iMacs with the "Mini-Display-Port to Mini-Display-Port" Cable. I wonna use oneof the iMacs as the primary computer and on the second one just the display to extend my screen.

Information:
MacBook Pro 17"
Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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Mac Mini :: Use A Mini Dvi Male To Vga Female Adapter For 2011?

Apr 4, 2012

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Mac mini

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Mac Mini :: Add 10.6 On A Separate HD On My 2011?

Jun 18, 2012

I have a 2011 Mini with OS 10.7.4. I need to have a bunch of my legacy programs available. Can I add OS 10.6x to a separate HD and boot from there?

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Connecting 3 Displays To An IMac 27" Mid-2011

May 24, 2012

i was wondering if it's possbile to connect 2 thunderbolt displays (daisy chained) and a DVI screen to the second thunderbolt port at the same time on an iMac 27" mid2011?I tried searching, but I didn't find anything about it. At the moment I have 1 thundebolt and the DVI screen (55" HDTV Full HD) using both thunderbolts, but if I could connect a second thunderbolt display, or eventualy a Cinema LED 27" it would be very useful.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Mini :: 2010/2011 Memory Swap?

Feb 27, 2012

I have a mid 2010 Mac mini connected to my TV for use primarily for Internet radio and video and I also recently bought a mid 2011 Mac mini to replace my 2007 iMac after its LCD panel went south.  The 2011 system report shows 1333 MHz DDR3 memory whereas the 2010 shows 1067 MHz DDR3 memory.  I am thinking to upgrade the 2011 from 4 GB to 8 GB and swap out the 2 GB in the 2010 for the 4 GB from the 2011.  Will the 1333 MHz DDR3 memory from the 2011 work in the 2010?

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Osx Lion In Appstore Is Not Purchased / But Have Mac Mini 2011

Mar 12, 2012

I have mac mini 2011 with included install OSX Lion, but if I look in to AppStore (loged with my account) I see price and in purchases isn't, can u help me what I can do with this bug? Because I need download OSX for reinstall on my mini.

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Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Have A 2011 That Won't Stay Connected To The Internet?

Mar 14, 2012

computer is connected to cable modem & router. There are 2 other computers on the same router, they other computer connect fine. I have swapped the working connections with the mac mini in question. Restarts don't always correct the problem. cleared safari history, reset cache, repaired permissions,etc. Computer will work for anywhere between 5 minutes to 1 hour, then lose the internet connection. Using same computer to manage iphone4s (if that matters)

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Mac mini (Mid 2011)

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Mac Mini :: (Mid 2011): External Ports And Connectors?

Mar 31, 2012

I connected MacMini to my TV/Monitor with HDMI cable. Now I want option to listen to audio through my stereo too so I connected a stereo mini plug to the audio output on tegh MACMINI and to stereo miniplug input on my receiver but do not get sound.

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Mac Mini :: Memory Upgrade To 8GB Failed 2011?

Apr 4, 2012

I am upgrading to 8GB in myMac mini. I did the trouble shooting( command, option P,R) thing after getting 3 beeps but it didn't work. So I tried one 1GB plus one 4GB to total 5GB and it booted.  

How can I get 8GB to work? Why does 5GB work and 8GB not work? 

Info:
Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2011

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Mac Mini :: Restore Mid 2011 To Its Factory Settings?

Apr 13, 2012

I want to restore my mac mini (mid 2011) to its factory settings. I've tried following the guidelines using the cmd+r approach. Didn't work. Then I tried the cmd+alt+r way, which didn't work either. I cannot get the Internet Recovery to work either. I'm using a bluetooth keyboard, which I think could be part of the problem (?). Another thing: when I try to erase my disk (via Applications-Utilities-Disk Utilities) I can't do so (my display settings have somehow become messed up; that's the reason in the first place to restore my mac mini. I'm further connected to a wireless network.

Info:
Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: (Mid 2011): Memory Specifications And Upgrades?

Apr 28, 2012

I purchased a used Mac mini server and can get past the startup screen for the setup process. There is a little spinning wheel in the lower left hand corner of the initial server setup screen.

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Mac Mini :: Have A 2011 I5 2.3 Ghz, Can Upgrade RAM With A Single 8gb Stick

May 7, 2012

Is it possible to upgrade ram from 2 x 1gb modules to a single 8gb module?

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Mini :: 2011 Gets Stuck At Apple Screen?

Jul 1, 2012

I live in Northern VA and lost power yesterday due to the powerful storms that moved through the area. At the time of the power outage I was performing a System Update on my Mac Mini. I stepped out of the room for a few minutes and lost power, so I'm not sure if the update was interrupted or if it completed (not sure if this makes any difference). After getting power back earlier today I booted up the mini and it would not advance to the Desktop. It just kept getting stuck at the light grey Apple screen with the spinning circle loader. I tried to boot in Safe mode using command+shift+v but it kept getting stuck at this point [url]I've read suggestions about reinstalling using the OSX CD but that is not an option as my Mac Mini comes without an Optical Drive or the OSX CD for that matter. I'm simply at a loss.

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Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Mini :: 2011 - Boot Up On 2nd Internal Hard Drive?

May 16, 2012

I just picked up a Mac Mini today, after I lost all patience with my circa 2007 MacBook Pro when it stopped booting up this morning. I ordered more RAM and am planning to install the recently replaced hard drive from my MBP into my Mac Mini. I'm just wondering, will that drive just show up as another hard drive, similar to the way that external hard drives appear? And more importantly, the old hard drive has an older version of Snow Leopard installed, as well as a bunch of software, including my Adobe CS software. I've already jumped through hoops with Adobe to get my software reinstalled on my MBP a few months ago, and I don't feel like dealing with that again. So if the drive does show up as a separate device, can I just run my Adobe software from that drive? Or do I have to reboot but select that old hard drive at startup (if that's even an option) to run all software on it? 

Info:
Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Mini :: Use An Apple Thumb Drive To Install 10.7 On My Dec 2011?

May 19, 2012

I have acquired a used 2011 Mini and want to "take possession" of it. The only painless way I can think to do this is to wipe it and install a new OS and user account. If I could make the existing user account mine I would be happy to do that. Indicators are that I can but it seems like a minefield.

I put the Lion DVD into the Min/Air Superdrive. I made the DVD from the first Lion download last summer. It has worked fine since for installing Lion onto my MacBook but the Mini said "No". If I boot from the Recovery disc I am invited to download the whole OS all over again and the time estimate is 75 hours. I cannot afford to be without my keyboard, mouse and screen for 7 hours, let alone 75, so I must think of something else.

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Dec 2011

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Mac Mini :: 2011 Connected To An Amplifier Denon AVR 1912 Via HDMI?

Mar 16, 2012

I have a mac mini 2011 connected to an amplifier Denon AVR 1912 via HDMI.Sony TV is plugged into the amplifier, via hdmi too.I have a display problem: the top menu bar and dock appear and are off screen. I tried changing the output resolution of Macintosh without success.

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Mac mini

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Mac Mini :: Mid 2011 Kernel Panic With Lion Internet Recovery

Mar 25, 2012

My Mac Mini froze while using Safari and watching a youtube video, so I restarted the machine by holding down the power button, then on startup I reloaded Safari, and it completely froze again. This time around, I got a kernel panic on boot. I tried booting into single user mode by holding down the shift key, but that still gave me a kernel panic. So I tried using the Lion Internet Recovery mode by holding down command-option-R when booting. The OS showed the Internet Recovery progress bar, but when it completed and the machine rebooted, I got a kernel panic again. 

Is there anything else I can try to recover this machine, or do I need to take it into an Apple store to have them fix it?  It's a mid-2011 model, so I don't have a DVD drive in it, so I can't use a boot disc, although I guess I could use a bootable USB, but I don't have another machine to create one with. 

I figure if it kernel panics from an Internet Recovery, then that takes my hard drive and anything that was installed on it out of the equation. I've also disconnected all external devices, drives, etc, and only have a monitor and keyboard/mouse attached to it, so that rules out any other devices that might be causing problems. 

Info:
Macbook Pro 2Ghz, iBook G4 800mhz

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Mac Mini :: 2011 Makes Odd Occasional Screeching Noises But Is It Not The Hard Drive?

Mar 25, 2012

my 2011 Mac Mini that I bought back in January is making some strange noises occasionally. High-pitched screeching noises with some clicking. It sounds like it should be the hard drive sounds of doom, but what's odd is that I check the drive using SMARTreporter occasionally, and nothing really changes as far as error statistics, and the drive otherwise works fine. So I'm paranoid, just because I wonder – is it potentially not the hard drive and actually something else entirely? Is this even possible?

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Bought in January 2012

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Intel Mac :: Way To Connect To Two Cinema Display On 21.5 Mid 2011 IMac With Only 1 Thunderbolt Port?

Feb 28, 2012

Is there as way to connect to two cinema display on 21.5 mid 2011 iMac with only 1 thunderbolt port?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Cinema display

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OS X :: Connecting Mini Display Port To HDMI On Mbp?

Jan 11, 2010

I am new here, I have been watching the forum but have not needed to post until now. I have a june 2.8 MBP running snow leopard and I am having problems with Mini DP to HDMI. I have a convertor to go direct to hdmi from mini dp but when I use it to watch movies the color is really dark. It is almost unwatchable.

It is not a hardware thing because when I boot into windows 7 I can watch the same file with the same hardware with no issue with darkness.

I was wondering if anyone has come across this issue in snow leopard. I have searched mroogle as well as good and could not find anything.

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OS X :: Required Adapter For Connecting The Mini Display Port ACD To PC

Feb 19, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting Mini Display Port To TV HDMI

Mar 22, 2012

I have a new MacBook Pro 17" computer. I want to play a DVD through the computer to a Toshiba 26" flat screen TV, using a mini port to HDMI.

At first nothing happened, then after much fiddling I got the Apple Spiral Galaxy image on the TV and my usual desktop on the computer. I then discovered that I can move the cursor from my desktop across to the right, where it disappears from my computer screen and appears on the left side of the spiral galaxy on the TV. So it's like I have two side-by-side screens, the Apple galaxy on the left, my computer on the right. In addition, I keep my dock on the right side and it's barely visible on the right side of the galaxy screen.

Incidentally if I play the DVD I can drag and drop it to the right so it slides off of my computer and onto the galaxy. But I know that's not the real solution.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: How To Conncet HDTV Using Mini Display Port Or Mini Dvi?

Apr 6, 2009

I need to connect my 09' Mac Mini to my Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver which outputs to my Sony XBR HDTV. I know the mini has both mini-dvi to dvi and mini-dp to dvi or hdmi available via adapters. I was thinking to go with option 1 however I was wondering what is your opinions? Is mini-display port better over mini-dvi or are they the same? Audio will be carried over optical toslink.

Option 1:
Using mini-dvi adapter to dvi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

Option 2:
Using mini-dp adapter to dvi or hdmi: Connect Dvi-Hdmi cable to receiver and output audio with toslink adapter.

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To External Display - Apple Mini Displayport To DVI And DVI To DVI Cable

Oct 7, 2009

I have a presentation tomorrow and need to hook up my MBP to the projector in class. I bought an Apple Mini Displayport to DVI cable, and a DVI to DVI cable. I thought this would be the case, but come to find out the system does not support DVI. So I had to run to Best buy to get a DVI to VGA cable. I tried out the MDP > DVI > VGA rig on my external monitor and got nothing. The screen on my MBP responded by turning blue for a second and then back to normal...but the monitor said "No Signal". Is this some jargon with DVI-D and DVI-I? I need to know by tomorrow morning if I have to run back to the Apple Store and get a Mini Displayport to VGA cable.

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Mac Mini :: 2011 Will Not Restore Via Internet Restore?

Apr 8, 2012

So here's my question:I've owned my share of MacBook Pro's, so I'm somewhat familiar, but not an expert. I got my mini last Friday from cowboom (a Best Buy affiliate), and since it's a pre-owned, it only came with the power cable and HDMI to DV-I adapeter.  For those that ordered these, a majority of the people posted that it did not come with an OS, but the Internet Restore option fixed the trick.  So I powered it on and got the flashing folder with the question mark. No OS. I did the Internet recovery and ran it through all the way to the the reinstall Lion screen. When asking what drive to install it on, there were no drives. I closed the installer and ran the disk utility and the only available drive was some basic drive that had a capacity less than 2GB. No other drives. I booted from my Lion that's on USB, but there's no drive to install it on. Any suggestions? I checked the warranty and the warranty cannot be verified. Some buyers said they had warranty from 8 months and up.  One said his warranty showed starting from the day he restored his mac.  I'm guessing because it was never registered I made an appointment tomorrow to take it to apple but is there something that can help avoid the trip?

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Mac mini

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Mac Mini :: Dual Display Using Mini-DVI And Mini-Display Port?

Mar 4, 2009

So I have a late 2009 Mac Mini hooked up to my Kuro via the mini-DVI to DVI adapter then DVI/HDMI cable to my receiver. I get digital audio out of the Mini via another cable. First question, if I were to use a mini-display port to HDMI adapter would I get both sound & video?

I love using PLEX but my Mac Mini is my only "computer" (I have an iPad). I would like to sit at my desk and use photoshop and other tools. Second question, can I do dual display using the mini-DVI and mini-Display Port jacks at the same time on a Late 2009 Mac Mini?

My gadget loving self has purchased a HP Wireless TV Connect. I was planning to use the dual HDMI output of receiver but I couldn't work on the PC and have someone watch PLEX so that is why I ask about dual screen (essentially extended desktop) using those two ports. The plan is to use a mini-display port to HDMI adapter and connect it to the transmitter of the HP Wireless TV connect and then an Apple display to the receiver. Make the main display the Apple display and the extending desktop running PLEX on that screen the Kuro.

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