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mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
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how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
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How does Adobe CC launch itself?

Adobe Creative Cloud is not listed here ... but it opens when I login. How?
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Get shell script to run without terminal window open on mac? [duplicate]

I need to be able to run a shell script without a terminal appearing. I also cannot use Automator as that shows a swirling icon on the menubar. I run 10.10.5 if that helps
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What is J0, J1, J2, J3 for on this Apple wireless card?

Upon a SSD drive swap I broke one of the cable connectors to this chip and I'm not sure what's broken now. Everything seems to be working. WIFI, Bluetooth and iSight Camera. I have a Macbook Pro 2011 ...
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Unable to get maximum resolution from external display

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro running Yosemite and a Dell 2007WFP 30" monitor for an external display. I previously had connected the DVI cable to the monitor and a PC and was able to get the full ...
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Macintosh SE PSU Servicing?

First thing's first: I take full responsibility for any injury sustained while servicing a PSU. Any advice offered here is to be considered purely subjective. I own a Macintosh SE, which was ...
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Import .rwz file into Outlook 2011 for Mac?

Is it possible to import the .rwz file into Outlook 2011 for Mac so I don't have to rewrite all of my rules?
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Apache won't start on Mac OS X Lion/MAMP

I'm having a hard time getting Apache to start running via MAMP. I've been developing with MAMP for the past few months and all has worked fine. This morning, however, Apache has magically stopped ...
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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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What is the name of the controller used in Apple Mac systems? [closed]

There is a “controller” in the Apple Mac systems. When installing Mac OS X, it detects the controller and provides more features. What is the name of the controller?
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CCTV BNC to usb for mac

I was wondering what is the best way to connect a CCTV camera with BNC cables to a Mac computer. I tried to go BNC TO VGA but the VGA port on my computer seems only to be an output and not an input.
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How do I color code a scatter plot in Excel?

I'm trying to create a scatter plot in Excel, where the data has multiple ways of being identified. For example, say there's a list of stores I want to analyze, and I want to attach the store number ...
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I want to make my MacBook Pro's security settings location-aware and automatic

I travel back and forth, using the same macbook pro at the office as I do at home. How can I get my MacBook Pro to recognize when it's at home and doesn't need to keep bringing up the password screen ...
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My 13 Mac Keeps Shutting Off

My MAC OS version 10.6.8 keeps shutting down. It shuts down about every 15 minutes. I've tried installing the firmware update, doing a SMC reset, I checked the battery and it says normal. Any ...
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Turn off an iMac's screen in single user mode

I have an old (yet fairly powerful) iMac that I would like to be able to use for servers. Obviously, the best way to run a server would be to boot it up into single user mode/verbose mode for maximum ...
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Forward delete using Apple keyboard

How to do a forward delete in Mac, like <-backspace on windows keyboard?
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Mac with two internal drives: how can I make moving the default drag operation?

I have two internal drives in my Mac, an SSD and an HDD. Since parts of my home directory are symlinked to the HDD, I frequently run into an issue where dragging a file into a different folder causes ...
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Thunderbolt to multiple non-apple monitors

I've found several Q&A barely touching this option, and therefore no fairly usable answer. I do have Macbook Pro 13" 2012'mid (not retina) with Thunderbolt port. I'd like to use from 3-6 monitors (...
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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How can I get SVN to recognize Mac Bundles as ASCII instead of Binary Streams?

I have a keynote file in which I am regularly editing the text, moving slides around, etc. There are a max of a few kilobytes of data changed in the internal .key XML file. However, SVN recognizes ...
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Is it possible to have a dead core on a quad core processor?

A few weeks ago my iMac 27" Mid 2011 started restarting by itself. After a further investigation I found that it wont start with 4 CPU cores, but max 3. Is it possible that my 4th core is dead? Thank ...
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Macbook's keyboard gets hanged

I bought a used macbook which does not have some screws of its casing. The buttons of the keyboard stop working at times. Only the power button works. When I restart, it starts to work fine. What ...
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Does anyone know if Apple plans to support AirPlay Mirroring in Macs older than last year? [closed]

Does anyone know if Apple plans to support AirPlay Mirroring in Macs older than last year? It seems in the fine print that it only works with 2011 models.
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Are there apple macs with ivy bridge CPU already on sale? [closed]

If not, then when? I tried to google it out but couldn't find any dates. I am especially interested about macbooks.
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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How to boot Apple Mac via PXE (custom mini-Linux)

I have a network system, where I serve a mini-linux to a connecting client via PXE (pxelinux.0). I can't get this to work with Mac OS X. Booting from network is there saved for backup operations. I ...
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Sharing WiFi on Mac: Automatically turn off when not used for, say, an hour

I often use Internet Sharing to share my internet connection to WiFi on my Mac when friends are over with their tablets and then forget to turn Internet Sharing off. I prefer to have Internet Sharing ...
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iTunes not syncing TV Shows bought on Store to iPod Touch 4G with 5.x

Syncing with iTunes 10.5.2 on a Mac; I selected the shows (Season 2 of Modern Family) and tried to sync, but it only started copying an episode of Psych. Thoughts?
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Mac Pro won't boot from Windows 7 DVD - Flashing prohibitory sign

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac pro, I have tried everything it seems. I have a perfectly good Windows 7 DVD which boots on other devices, yet it doesn't on mine. First off it started with ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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What devices can I use Linux on? [on hold]

I have a new project requiring a touch screen enabling me to write as one might wish to do on Paint for instance. I just can't write with an ordinary mouse. Anyway, I need a new device, and my issue ...
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Reduce size of mp4 video

I have an mp4 file but it is huge and I want to reduce the size. I can't use MovieMaker because it treats it as an audio (Vista). If I rename to mpg it complains about codec missing. How can I reduce ...
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mac silent pdf print via terminal

Is there some way to print pdf file on mac via terminal (silent print), using python or some other technologies? Here is example for Windows
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Thunderbird of Max OSX 10.4.11

I need to find the latest version of thunderbird that works with osx 10.4.11 but I can't find any old versions anywhere with release notes on support.
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Mount network share point at login - Mac Network

I've recently taken charge of a suite of 25 macs + mac server. The network is a school network with a 150ish users between 4/5 class groups. I've made network folders on a raid drive attached to the ...
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Run Script on OSX Automatically

How can I run a script I made on my mac automatically. It needs to run once a day. Because it requires rsync the mac needs to be connected to the internet and I have realised when it is sleeping wifi ...
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Snow Leopard instant Kernel Panic, no boot

While downloading a program called "multibeast" in Snow Leopard, the machine crashed. The only part of the program I loaded was the kext & enablers files. Now, my Mac crashes without booting. ...
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Where's the BIOS on an Intel Mac?

When I use my laptop, I have no trouble at all accessing the BIOS and changing things like the boot order. However I recently got an iMac and have found that not only do the usual keys not get me to ...
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How do I (admin) add an existing user to a Mac OS X with missing user ID?

I restored a Mac and now only have admin and guest as a user. I know group name, user name, apple id and account name. I do not know user ID, aliases, login shell, UUID or directory. 2 Question: ...
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Booting Kali Linux on Mac, it doesn't let me install it

I'm on this issue from one week, and still I can't solve it. I'm on a Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I want to install kali linux on my external hard disk, and I find some guides online. But, when ...
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Rainbow display static/snow over HDMI->DVI

I recently got a Mac Mini at work. I have two of the same monitor connected to it: one over HDMI->DVI adapter and DVI cable, and one over MiniDisplayPort->VGA adapter and VGA cable Sometimes (...
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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...
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FFMEG won't transcode from 7.1 AAC to 7.1 eAC3

Have been trying to convert my video files from AAC to eAC3. I don't have Adobe Media Encoder, and am trying to do this with FFMPEG. Any help is Note: I have copies of the following software that ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite - How to Disable Automatic Logout when idle?

It appears that since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and fiddled with some of the energy saver and screen saver settings, that my user is logged out due to inactivity. Where is the setting where I can ...
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Access Home Network from an External IP Address

So I'm tapping into the PhilipsHue API to turn on/off. However, I can only do this on my home's internal network and so I want to be able to access it from the outside so here is what I tried after ...
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How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare? [on hold]

I'm pretty new to Macs and would like to familiarize myself with the latest Mac OS. How do I install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) in VMware? Is it possible without a lot of hacking around ...