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Mac mini
User’s Guide
Includes setup and
troubleshooting information
for your Mac mini computer
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Contents
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Chapter 1: Getting Started
Setting Up Your Mac mini
What’s Next?
What to Do When You Have Finished Using Your Mac mini
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Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Mac mini
Basic Features of Your Mac mini
Learning About Mac OS X
Customizing Your Desktop and Setting Your Preferences
Connecting to a Printer
Playing a CD and Connecting Headphones
Keeping Your Software Up to Date
Connecting a Camera or Other FireWire Device
Connecting to a Network
Using the Internet
Transferring Files to Another Computer
When an Application Freezes
Getting Answers to Your Questions Using Mac OS Help
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Chapter 3: Using Your Computer
Connecting a Display or Video Device
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
FireWire
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AirPort Extreme Wireless Internet and Networking
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Ethernet (10/100Base-T)
Audio Support
Using Your Optical Drive
Securing Your Computer
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Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
Problems That Prevent You From Using Your Computer
Reinstalling the Software That Came With Your Computer
Other Problems
Using Apple Hardware Test
Learning More, Service, And Support
Locating Your Product Serial Number
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Appendix B: Care, Use, and Safety Information
Cleaning Your Mac mini
Moving Your Mac mini
Safety Instructions for Setting Up and Using Your Computer
Connectors and Ports
Power Adapter
64 Avoid Hearing Damage
65 Ergonomics
67 Apple and the Environment
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Appendix C: Connecting to the Internet
Setup Assistant Worksheet
Setting Up Your Internet Connection Manually
Dial-Up Connection
DSL, Cable Modem, or LAN Internet Connections
AirPort Extreme Wireless Connection
Troubleshooting Your Connection
95 Communications Regulation Information
103 Index
Contents
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1
Getting Started
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Your Mac mini has been designed so that you can
easily set it up and start using it right away.
If you have never used Mac mini or are new to Macintosh computers, read this section
for instructions on getting started. If you are an experienced user, you may already
know enough to get started.
Be sure to look over the information in Chapter 2, “Getting to Know Your Mac mini,” to
find out about the features of your Mac mini.
DVI to VGA
Adapter
AC cord
Power adapter
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Setting Up Your Mac mini
Follow these steps to set up your Mac mini. If there is any protective film around the
computer or power adapter, remove it before setting up your Mac mini.
1 Plug the AC cord firmly into the power adapter. Plug the cord from the power adapter
into the computer. Plug the power adapter into a grounded power outlet.
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2 To access the Internet, connect an Ethernet cable or phone cord.
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3 Connect the USB cable from your keyboard and mouse.
Your Mac mini does not come with a keyboard and mouse, but you can use any USB
keyboard or mouse with your computer. If your keyboard has a USB port, you can
plug your mouse into the USB port on the keyboard. If it doesn't, you can plug the
mouse into a USB port on the back of the computer.
Note: Using a USB mouse or keyboard from another manufacturer may require
software drivers. Check the manufacturer’s website for the latest software drivers.
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To set up an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse with your computer,
follow the instructions that came with the keyboard and mouse.
4 Connect the DVI cable from your display to the video out port. To connect a VGA
display, use the Apple DVI to VGA Adapter that came with your computer. For more
information about connecting a display, see the guidelines in Chapter 2, “Getting to
Know Your Mac mini.”
Important: Don’t place anything on top of your Mac mini. Objects placed on top may
cause interference with the optical drive or with the AirPort or Bluetooth® wireless
signal, if you have the optional AirPort Extreme Card or Bluetooth module installed.
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5 Press the power button (®) on the back of your Mac mini to turn it on.
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What’s Next?
You’ve done everything you need to get your Mac mini up and running. The first time
you turn on your computer, the Setup Assistant starts and helps you enter your
Internet and email information and set up a user on your computer. If you already have
a Mac, the Setup Assistant can help you automatically transfer files, applications, and
other information from your previous Mac to your new Mac mini.
Transferring Information to Your Mac mini
You can use the Setup Assistant to automatically transfer information from another
Mac to your new Mac mini. To transfer information, make sure of the following:
 Your other Mac must have built-in FireWire and support FireWire Target Disk Mode.
 Your other Mac must have Mac OS X v10.1 or later installed.
 You must have a FireWire cable to connect the two computers.
The Setup Assistant takes you through the process of transferring your information—
just follow the onscreen instructions. Transferring information to your Mac mini does
not affect the information on your other Mac. Using the Setup Assistant, you can
transfer:
 User accounts, including preferences and email
 Network settings, so your new computer is automatically set up to work with the
same network settings as your other Mac
 Applications folder so that the applications you used on your other Mac are now on
your new Mac mini (you may have to reinstall some of the applications you transfer)
 Files and folders on the hard disk and partitions. This gives you easy access to the
files and folders you used on your old Mac.
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You may want to deauthorize your old Mac to prevent your iTunes Music Store or
spoken word purchases from being played or to change which computers are
authorized to play your purchases. For more information, choose Help > Mac Help,
then choose Library > iTunes and Music Store Help, and search for “deauthorize.”
If you don’t use the Setup Assistant to transfer information when you first start up your
Mac mini, you can do it later. Go to the Applications folder, open Utilities, and doubleclick the Setup Assistant icon.
Setting Up Your Mac mini for the Internet
If you didn’t transfer your network settings, the Setup Assistant can also take you
through the process of setting up your computer to connect to the Internet. For home
users, Internet access requires an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). Fees
may apply.
 If you don’t already have an Internet account, the assistant can set you up with one.
 If you already have an Internet account, see Appendix C, “Connecting to the Internet,”
on page 69 for information you’ll need to enter.
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What to Do When You Have Finished Using Your Mac mini
When you have finished working with your Mac mini, you have two options.
Put Your Mac mini to Sleep to Save Energy
If you will be away from your Mac mini for less than a few days, put the computer to
sleep. When the computer is in sleep, its screen is dark. You can quickly wake the
computer and bypass the startup process.
To put the computer to sleep quickly, do one of the following:
 Choose Apple () > Sleep.
 Press the power button on the back of the computer.
 Choose Apple () > System Preferences, click Energy Saver, and set a sleep timer.
To wake the computer, press any key on the keyboard. When the computer wakes from
sleep, your applications, documents, and computer settings are exactly as you left
them.
Shut Down Your Mac mini
If you will not use your Mac mini for more than a few days, shut it down.
m Choose Apple () > Shut Down.
Warning: Shut down your Mac mini before moving it. Moving your computer while
the hard disk is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data or the
inability to start up from the hard disk.
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2
Getting to Know
Your Mac mini
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This chapter gives you some basic information you’ll
need to know about your Mac mini.
Read on for an overview of the different parts of your computer and Mac OS X, and
summary information on common tasks such as customizing the way your desktop
looks, connecting to a printer, playing a CD, connecting a digital camera, using the
Internet, getting answers when you need help, and more.
For the Latest Information
Because Apple frequently releases new versions and updates to its system software,
images shown in this book may be slightly different from what you see on your screen.
The Apple website, at www.apple.com, links you to the latest Apple news, free
downloads, and online catalogs of software and hardware for your Mac mini.
You can also find the manuals for many Apple products and technical support for all of
Apple’s products on the Service and Support website at www.apple.com/support.
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Basic Features of Your Mac mini
Slot-loading
optical drive
Power
indicator
light
® Power
button
Security
slot
Power
port
Headphone
port
Video out
port
Ethernet port
(10/100Base-T)
Modem port
(optional)
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Slot-loading optical drive
Your computer has a Combo drive that can read DVD discs, DVD movies, CD-ROM discs,
photo CDs, music CDs, standard audio discs, and other kinds of media. It can also write
music, documents, and other digital files to blank CD-R and CD-RW discs
Power indicator light
A white light indicates your Mac mini is on; a pulsing light indicates it’s in sleep
®
Power button
Turn on your Mac mini or put it to sleep. Press and hold to reset during troubleshooting.
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Power port
Connect the power cord from the power adapter.
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Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)
Connect to a 10/100Base-T Ethernet network or connect a DSL or cable modem.
W
Modem port (on some models)
Connect a standard phone line directly to the internal 56K v.92 modem.
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Video out port
Connect displays that use a DVI connector. You can also connect displays that use a VGA
connector using the DVI to VGA Adapter that came with your computer.
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USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports
Connect USB devices such as mice, keyboards, printers, scanners, powered speakers, USB
microphones, USB hubs, Zip and other disk drives, digital cameras, joysticks, and more.
H
FireWire 400 port
Connect high-speed external devices, such as an iPod, iSight camera, digital video
cameras, or external storage devices.
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Headphone port
Connect headphones or other sound output devices, such as external powered speakers.
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Security slot
Attach a lock and cable to discourage theft (available at www.apple.com/store).
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Learning About Mac OS X
Your computer comes with Mac OS X, which includes an elegant user interface,
advanced graphics capabilities, and added system stability and performance.
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When you’re ready to learn more about Mac OS X and the award-winning iLife
applications that came with your computer, see the Welcome to Panther booklet
located in the User Guides and Information folder on your hard disk. You can also open
Mac OS Help and browse the information there. You’ll find plenty of information for
new users, experienced users, and people switching to the Mac.
If you experience any problems while using Mac OS X, see the troubleshooting tips
in the back of this book or choose Help > Mac Help from the menu bar at the top
of the screen. For information about the compatibility of software applications
with Mac OS X, or to read more about Mac OS X, check the Apple website:
www.apple.com/macosx.
Note: If you want to use Mac OS 9 applications with your computer, you have to
install Mac OS 9 (see “Installing Mac OS 9” on page 53). Mac OS 9 can’t be installed
as the primary operating system on your Mac mini and you can’t start up your
computer in Mac OS 9. You can open and use Mac OS 9 applications in the
Mac OS X Classic environment.
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Customizing Your Desktop and Setting Your Preferences
You can quickly make your desktop look the way you want using System Preferences.
Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar.
Feel free to make changes and experiment with the following:
 Desktop & Screen Saver: Select this preference pane to change the background
color or pattern of your desktop, or change it to a photo or image you like. You can
also choose an eye-catching screen effect that will appear on your screen when the
computer is left idle.
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 Dock: Select this preference pane to change the look, location, and behavior of
your Dock.
 Appearance: Select this preference pane to change the colors of buttons, menus,
windows, and highlight colors, among other options.
As you get to know your computer, explore the other System Preferences. It is your
command center for most settings on your Mac mini. For more information, open Mac
OS Help and search for “System Preferences” or for the specific preference you want to
change.
Connecting to a Printer
The drivers for most printers are built into Mac OS X. To use a printer with your
Mac mini, follow the instructions that came with the printer to install any required
software and connect the printer to your computer.
After connecting your printer, use the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences to select
your printer for use.
Note: If you have an AirPort Extreme Card installed in your Mac mini and you have an
AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Express, you can connect a USB printer to the
base station (instead of connecting it to your computer) and print wirelessly.
To set up a printer:
1 Open System Preferences and click the Print & Fax icon.
2 Click the Set Up Printers button.
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3 Click the Add button.
4 Choose the type of connection for your printer (USB or Rendezvous in most cases).
To add a USB printer connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Express,
choose Rendezvous from the pop-up menu.
5 Select or enter your printer information and click Add.
Note: If you’re connecting to a printer via a network, you may need to know the
network name or address of the printer to select it. Ask your network administrator.
Monitoring Printing
Once you’ve sent a document to a printer, you can monitor, stop, or put printing
temporarily on hold.
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To monitor printing:
m Click the printer icon in the Dock to open the printer window.
You can now see the print jobs in the print queue and work with them. For more
information, open Mac OS Help (see page 30) and search for “printing.”
Playing a CD and Connecting Headphones
If you’d like to listen to music with your Mac mini, insert a music CD in your optical
drive. iTunes, an easy-to-use music player, opens automatically. You can connect
headphones with a mini-jack to the headphone port of your Mac mini to listen
privately.
You can also connect powered speakers to the headphone port to listen to music. If
you have an AirPort Extreme Card installed and an AirPort Express, you can wirelessly
stream music from your Mac mini to your home stereo system.
To learn more about iTunes:
m Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes and Music Store Help.
To learn more about your optical drive, see “Using Your Optical Drive” on page 45.
Keeping Your Software Up to Date
You can connect to the Internet and automatically download and install the latest free
software versions, drivers, and other enhancements from Apple.
When you are connected to the Internet, Software Update checks Apple’s servers to see
if any updates are available for your computer. You can set your Mac mini to check the
Apple server periodically and download and install updated software.
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To check for updated software:
1 Choose Apple () > Software Update. The Software Update window opens. If there are
any updates available, they appear in a list.
2 Click the checkbox to select the items you want to install, then click Install. Type an
administrator name and password (the name and password you used when you first
set up your computer).
When the updates complete, Software Update checks for updates again. It does this
because some updates require that you have installed previous updates. For more
information, search for “Software Update” in Mac OS Help (see page 29).
Connecting a Camera or Other FireWire Device
If you have an iPod, iSight camera, FireWire digital video camera, or other device that
has a FireWire connector, you can connect it to your Mac mini. Follow the installation
instructions that came with your device. For more information about FireWire, see
“FireWire” on page 35.
Connecting to a Network
If you want to connect your Mac mini to an Ethernet network, cable or DSL modem, or
a wireless network, see “Ethernet (10/100Base-T)” on page 43 and “AirPort Extreme
Wireless Internet and Networking” on page 37 for more information about setting up
an Ethernet or AirPort connection. Also open Mac OS Help (see page 30) and search for
“Ethernet” or “AirPort” for further help.
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Using the Internet
When you first set up your Mac mini, you were instructed on how to connect to the
Internet. If you need to change to a different type of connection, such as a DSL or cable
modem, Ethernet local area network (LAN), or AirPort Extreme network, you can find
more information in Appendix C, “Connecting to the Internet,” on page 69.
Transferring Files to Another Computer
You have several ways to transfer files or documents to or from your Mac mini.
 You can easily transfer files using the Setup Assistant. For more information, see
“Transferring Information to Your Mac mini” on page 13.
 You can transfer files via the Internet using .Mac or another Internet account. Go to
www.mac.com for more information.
 If your computer is connected to an Ethernet network, you can transfer files to
another computer on the network. To access another server or computer, open a
Finder window and click Network. Or if you know the name or network address of
the computer, choose Go > Connect to Server from the Finder menu bar.
 You can create a small Ethernet network by connecting an Ethernet cable from your
Mac mini to another computer’s Ethernet port. For more information, open Mac OS
Help and search for “Connecting two computers.”
 You can also connect to another Mac using a FireWire cable. Your Mac mini appears
as a disk drive on the other computer and you can transfer files. For information
about using FireWire to transfer files, open Mac OS Help (see page 29) and search for
“FireWire target.”
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 If your computer has an AirPort Extreme Card, you can connect to an AirPort wireless
network to transfer files. For more information, see “AirPort Extreme Wireless Internet
and Networking” on page 37.
For more information about transferring files and documents, open Mac OS Help (see
page 29) and search for “transferring files.”
When an Application Freezes
On rare occasions, an application may freeze on the screen. Mac OS X provides a way
to quit a frozen application without restarting your computer. Quitting a frozen
application may allow you to save your work in other open applications.
To force an application to quit:
1 Press Command (x)-Option-Esc.
The Force Quit Applications dialog appears with the application selected.
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2 Click Force Quit.
The application quits, leaving all other applications open.
If needed, you can force the Classic environment to quit, which closes all Classic
applications. You can also restart the Finder from this dialog.
If you are experiencing other problems, see Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting,” on page 49.
Getting Answers to Your Questions Using Mac OS Help
You can find answers to most of your questions about using your computer and
Mac OS X in Mac OS Help.
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To use Mac OS Help:
1 Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
2 Choose Help > Mac Help (click the Help menu and choose Mac Help).
3 Type a question and press the Return key on your keyboard.
4 Double-click an item in the list of Help topics.
Using Applications
Your Mac mini comes with software applications, including the iLife suite of
applications, for doing things like sending email, surfing the Internet, chatting online,
organizing music and digital photos, making movies, and much more. For more
information on these applications, see the Welcome to Panther booklet located in the
User Guides and Information folder on your hard disk.
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3
Using Your Computer
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Your Mac mini has many built-in features you can
use to customize your computer to fit your needs.
Here are some of your computer’s features and capabilities:
 High-speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports for connecting additional equipment,
such as printers, scanners, joysticks, keyboards, digital cameras, and disk drives.
 FireWire port for connecting high-speed equipment, such as an iPod, iSight camera,
digital video cameras, and external hard disks.
 Optional Bluetooth® module for connecting wirelessly to digital devices, such as an
Apple Wireless Keyboard or Apple Wireless Mouse.
 Communications technologies, such as a 56K v.92 modem (on some models), 10/
100Base-T Ethernet, and optional AirPort Extreme wireless networking.
 Headphone port to connect headphones, powered speakers, or audio equipment.
To learn about what you can do with your Mac mini, start with the information in this
chapter. Additional information can be found in Mac OS Help (see page 29) and on the
Apple website at www.apple.com.
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Connecting a Display or Video Device
You can connect displays with a DVI connector to your Mac mini. Using one of the
adapters described below, you can also connect displays with a VGA connector or you
can connect a video device.
DVI to VGA Adapter
Use the Apple DVI to VGA Adapter that came with your computer to connect a display
with a VGA connector.
Video out
port
Video out
port
DVI to VGA
Adapter
DVI to Video
Adapter
VGA connector
on display cable
Composite
video out
and S-video
out ports
DVI to Video Adapter
You can also connect a television, VCR, or other external video device to your computer
with the Apple DVI to Video Adapter, which is available from the Apple Store at
www.apple.com/store.
For information about compatibility with third-party displays, see the documentation
that came with the display or contact the display’s manufacturer.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Your Mac mini comes with two USB ports on the back, which you can use to connect
many types of external devices, including a keyboard, a mouse, printers, scanners,
digital cameras, game pads, joysticks, keyboards, and floppy disk drives. USB makes it
easy to connect peripherals. In most cases you can connect and disconnect a USB
device while the computer is running. Once you connect the device, it is ready to use.
USB ports
Using USB Devices
To use a USB device, simply connect the device to the computer. Your computer
automatically accesses the necessary software whenever you connect a new device.
You can connect USB 1.1 devices and high-speed USB 2.0 devices to the USB 2.0 ports
on the back of your computer. USB 1.1 devices won’t take advantage of the USB 2.0
higher transfer rate.
Note: Apple has already included software to work with many USB devices. When you
connect a USB device, if your Mac mini cannot find the correct software, you can install
the software that came with the device or check the device manufacturer’s website for
the latest software.
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Using Multiple USB Devices at the Same Time
If all of your USB ports are being used and you want to connect more USB devices, you
can purchase a USB hub. The USB hub connects to an open USB port on your computer
and provides additional USB ports (usually four or seven). Most USB hubs also have a
power adapter and should be plugged into an outlet.
For More Information on USB
Additional information on USB is available in Mac OS Help (see page 29). Choose
Help > Mac Help and search for “USB.” You can also find information on the Apple USB
website at www.apple.com/usb.
For information on USB devices available for your computer, check the Macintosh
Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide.
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FireWire
Your computer has a FireWire 400 port, which lets you easily connect and disconnect
external high-speed devices—such as an iPod, an iSight camera, digital video cameras,
printers, scanners, and hard disks—without restarting your computer.
FireWire port
These are some of the things you can do with FireWire:
 Connect an iPod and transfer songs from iTunes or synchronize contact and calendar
information using iSync. You can also use an iPod as an external hard disk.
 Connect an Apple iSight camera and use the included iChat AV application to
videoconference with friends and family over a high-speed Internet connection.
 Connect a digital video camera to capture, transfer, or edit high-quality video directly
on your computer using video-editing software such as iMovie or Final Cut Express.
 Connect an external FireWire hard disk and use it to back up data or transfer files.
 Start up from an external FireWire hard disk. Connect an external FireWire disk (with a
valid operating system installed on it), open the Startup Disk pane of System
Preferences, and click the FireWire disk. Restart your computer.
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Using FireWire Devices
To use a FireWire device with your computer, simply connect the device to the
computer. Apple has already included software to work with many FireWire devices.
When you connect a FireWire device, if your Mac mini cannot find the correct software,
you can install the software that came with the device or check the device
manufacturer’s website for the latest software.
Note: The FireWire port is designed to provide power for FireWire devices (up to a total
of 8 watts). You can connect multiple devices to each other and connect the “daisychain” of devices to the FireWire port on your computer. In most cases, no more than
two devices should get power from the computer. If you connect more than two
devices, the rest of the devices in the daisy-chain should be powered by separate
power adapters. Connecting more than two FireWire devices that get power from the
computer may cause problems. If a problem occurs, shut down the computer,
disconnect the FireWire devices, and restart your computer.
For More Information on FireWire
Additional information on FireWire is available in Mac OS Help (see page 29). Choose
Help > Mac Help and search for “FireWire.” You can also find information on the Apple
FireWire website at www.apple.com/firewire.
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AirPort Extreme Wireless Internet and Networking
If you ordered an AirPort Extreme Card when you purchased your Mac mini, the card is
already installed. AirPort offers an easy and affordable way to provide wireless Internet
access anywhere in the home, at work, or in the classroom. Instead of using traditional
cables, AirPort uses wireless local area network (LAN) technology to provide wireless
communication between multiple computers. Through a wireless network, you can
access the Internet, transfer files, play multiplayer games, print wirelessly, and more.
Note: If you didn’t order an AirPort Extreme Card with your Mac mini, you can have
one installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider or at an Apple Store.
Wireless Internet access requires an AirPort Extreme Card. You also need an AirPort or
AirPort Extreme Base Station, or AirPort Express, as well as Internet access (fees may
apply). Some Internet service providers are not currently compatible with AirPort.
Range may vary with site conditions.
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How AirPort Provides Wireless Internet Access
With AirPort, you set up a wireless connection to a device known as a base station,
which has a physical connection to the Internet. AirPort technology works like a
cordless telephone. The AirPort Extreme Card in the computer makes a wireless
connection to the base station, which is connected to the Internet via a telephone line
or a DSL or cable modem.
AirPort Express
AC outlet
DSL or cable
modem
Connection to
the Internet
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AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme Base Station
Use an AirPort Express to play iTunes music over your wireless network to your home
stereo or powered speakers. With an AirPort Extreme Base Station or Airport Express,
you can also share a broadband Internet connection for up to 10 users and a USB
printer. (Wireless printing over USB requires a compatible printer.)
Important: To ensure you have an adequate AirPort signal, don’t place anything on top
of your Mac mini. Objects placed on top of the computer can cause interference. See
the instructions that came with your AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Express to
learn about avoiding interference. For more information, go to Apple Support at
www.apple.com/support.
For More Information on AirPort
To purchase an AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station, contact your Appleauthorized dealer or go to the Apple Store at www.apple.com/store. Additional
information on AirPort is available in AirPort Help. Choose Help > Mac Help, then
choose Library > AirPort Help.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
If you ordered a Bluetooth module when you purchased your Mac mini, it’s already
installed. With the Bluetooth module, you can connect to devices that use Bluetooth
wireless technology, such as mobile phones, PDAs, printers, and the Apple Wireless
Keyboard and Mouse (available for purchase at www.apple.com/store).
Note: If you didn’t order a Bluetooth module with your Mac mini, you can have one
installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider or at an Apple Store.
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With Bluetooth wireless technology, you can do the following:
 Use your Mac mini to communicate with a mobile phone equipped with Bluetooth
wireless technology. Your phone can act as a modem to connect you to a wireless
service provider, at speeds of up to 56 kilobits per second (kbit/s), so you can use
your mobile phone to access the Internet.
 Communicate with your PDA. Using iSync, you can perform a hot sync operation
without cables or send a business card or calendar events to a colleague’s PDA.
 Transfer files between computers, even Mac to PC, using the transfer utility. Apple still
recommends the use of AirPort Extreme wireless networking, however, for anything
but the smallest files.
 Use a Bluetooth wireless keyboard or mouse.
Important: To ensure you have an adequate Bluetooth signal, don’t place anything on
top of your Mac mini. Objects placed on top of the computer can cause interference.
To set up a Bluetooth device:
m Use the Bluetooth Setup Assistant, located in the Applications/Utilities folder on your
hard disk. You can also choose “Set up Bluetooth Device” from the Bluetooth status
menu in the menu bar.
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Setting Up Bluetooth File Exchange
You can control how your computer handles files that are exchanged between it and
other Bluetooth devices. You can choose a folder for the files you accept from other
devices, a folder for other devices to browse, and which applications to use to open the
files you accept.
To set up a Bluetooth file exchange:
m Open System Preferences and click Bluetooth, then click File Exchange.
Setting Up Bluetooth Connections
Bluetooth enabled devices, such as computers, mobile phones, and handheld devices
(PDAs), can connect to each other wirelessly at distances up to 10 meters (33 feet).
To set up a Bluetooth device to work with your computer:
1 Make sure you have a Bluetooth module installed in your computer or a USB Bluetooth
module connected to your computer.
2 Open System Preferences and click Bluetooth.
3 Click Set Up New Device.
4 Choose the type of device you want to set up and follow the onscreen instructions.
Sending a File to a Bluetooth Enabled Device
Your computer can wirelessly send files to other Bluetooth devices in range of your
computer. If your computer is not paired with the device, you may have to enter a
password on both devices to pair.
If you have already paired with the device, you may not have to enter a password
again.
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To send a file to a Bluetooth enabled device:
1 Open the Bluetooth File Exchange application, located in Applications/Utilities.
2 Choose File > Send File, select the file you want to send, then click Send.
3 Choose a device from the Device list and click Send.
4 If the device is not in the Device list, click Search. When Bluetooth File Exchange finds
the device, you can add it to your Favorites list.
Use the File Exchange pane of Bluetooth preferences to set options for how your
computer handles files exchanged with other Bluetooth devices.
You can also send a file by choosing Send File from the Bluetooth status menu in the
menu bar.
For More Information on Bluetooth Wireless Technology
You can get help using Bluetooth wireless technology by opening the Bluetooth File
Exchange application (located in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder) and
choosing Help > Bluetooth Help. You can also find information on the Apple website at
www.apple.com/bluetooth.
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Ethernet (10/100Base-T)
Your computer comes with built-in 10/100 megabit per second (Mbps) Base-T (twistedpair) Ethernet networking capability, which you can use to connect to a network or to a
cable or DSL modem.
Ethernet port
(10/100Base-T)
Connecting to a network gives you access to other computers. You may be able to
store and retrieve information; use network printers, modems, and electronic mail; or
connect to the Internet. You can also share files between two computers or set up a
small network. The Ethernet port on your Mac mini automatically detects other
Ethernet devices. You don’t need a crossover cable to connect to other Ethernet
devices.
 Use 2-pair category 3 (Cat 3) Ethernet cables to connect to a 10Base-T Ethernet
network.
 Use 4-pair category 5 (Cat 5) Ethernet cables to connect to a 10Base-T or a 100Base-T
Ethernet network.
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For More Information on Using Ethernet
Additional information, including how to set up an Ethernet network and transfer files
using Ethernet, is available in Mac OS Help (see page 29). Choose Help > Mac Help and
search for “Ethernet” or “network.” For information on networking products you can use
with your Mac mini, check the Macintosh Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide.
Audio Support
Your Mac mini comes with a headphone port (f ) so you can connect headphones and
listen to music without disturbing anyone around you. You can also add powered
speakers or stream music to your home stereo with iTunes and an AirPort Express.
Headphone port
You can also connect your Mac mini to your stereo system. Use a 3.5-millimeter
miniplug-to-RCA cable (not included) to connect the headphone port (f ) on your Mac
mini to the audio input ports on your stereo.
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For More Information on Using Audio
Additional information about using audio is available in Mac OS Help (see page 29).
Choose Help > Mac Help and search for “audio” or “music.” For information on audio
and music products you can use with your Mac mini, check the Macintosh Products
Guide at www.apple.com/guide.
Using Your Optical Drive
You can install or use software from CDs and DVDs using your optical drive. You can
play music from audio CDs and play DVD movies. You can also burn music CDs that can
play in most CD players, and you can save documents and other digital files on CD-R
and CD-RW discs.
Note: If you have older software that comes on floppy disks, contact the software
manufacturer to see if the software is available on a CD or for download from the web,
or purchase an external USB floppy disk drive for your Mac mini from your Apple dealer
or the Apple Store (www.apple.com/store).
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Inserting a CD or DVD Disc
To install or use programs from a CD or DVD disc, follow these steps:
1 Place the disc into the optical drive with the label side up.
2 When the icon for the disc appears on the desktop, the disc is ready to use.
Note: Some DVD discs are two-sided and don’t have a label on either side.
Ejecting a Disc
To eject a disc, drag the disc icon to the Trash. If you can’t eject the disc, quit any
applications that may be using the disc and try again. If that doesn’t work, restart the
computer while holding down the mouse button.
Important: Don’t place anything on top of your computer. Objects placed on top of
the computer may keep the disc from ejecting.
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Playing DVD Discs
To play a DVD, insert the DVD disc. DVD Player opens automatically and starts playing
the disc.
Recording CD-R and CD-RW Discs
You can record music on CD-R or CD-RW discs right from your iTunes library.
To burn music to a CD-R or CD-RW disc using iTunes:
1 Click the iTunes icon in the Dock.
2 Select the playlist you want to record.
3 Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc. (For highest compatibility with CD players, use a
CD-R disc.)
4 At the top of the iTunes window, click Burn CD.
To burn your files and folders on CD-R and CD-RW discs using the Finder:
1 Insert a blank disc in the optical drive.
2 In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the disc. An icon for the CD appears on the
desktop.
3 Drag files and folders to the disc icon.
4 Choose File > Burn Disc, or select the disc and drag it to the Burn Disc icon in the Dock.
For More Information
 For information about how to use iTunes to record music files on a CD-R disc, open
iTunes and choose Help > iTunes and Music Store Help.
 For instructions on using DVD Player, open DVD Player and choose Help >
DVD Player Help.
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Securing Your Computer
Use a locking cable (available at www.apple.com/store) and the built-in security slot to
attach your Mac mini to a stationary object.
Security slot
Additional information on the software security features of your Mac mini, including
multiple user passwords and file encryption, is available in Mac OS Help (see page 29).
Choose Help > Mac Help and search for “security” or “multiple users.”
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4
Troubleshooting
4
Occasionally you may have problems while working
with your Mac mini. This chapter gives you some
solutions to try when you have a problem.
This chapter contains solutions to problems that prevent you from working with your
computer, such as a system freeze or a computer that will not start up. You can find
more troubleshooting information in Mac OS Help (see page 29) or on the Apple
Support website at www.apple.com/support.
When you experience a problem with your computer, there is usually a simple and
quick solution. When you encounter a problem, try to make a note of things you did
before the problem occurred. This will help you narrow down the possible causes of
the problem and then find the answers you need. Things to note include:
 The applications you were using when the problem occurred. Problems that occur
only with a specific application may indicate that the application is not compatible
with the version of the Mac OS installed on your computer.
 Any software that you recently installed. Certain applications install extensions that
may not be compatible with the Classic environment.
 Any new hardware (such as a peripheral) that you connected.
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Problems That Prevent You From Using Your Computer
If the computer won’t respond or the pointer won’t move
 First, make sure the mouse and keyboard are connected. Unplug and then plug in
the connectors and make sure they are secure.
 If that doesn’t work, try to force problem applications to quit. Hold down the Option
and Command (x) keys and then press the Esc key. If a dialog appears, select the
application and click Force Quit. Then save your work in any open applications and
restart the computer to be sure the problem is entirely cleared up.
 If you are unable to force the application to quit, press and hold the power button
(®) on the back of the computer for five seconds to shut down the computer.
 If that doesn’t work, unplug the power cord from the computer. Then plug the power
cord back in and press the power button (®) on the computer to turn it on.
If the problem occurs frequently when you use a particular application, check with the
application’s manufacturer to see if it is compatible with your computer.
For support and contact information about the software that came with your
computer, go to www.apple.com/guide.
If the problem occurs frequently, you may need to reinstall your system software
(see “Reinstalling the Software That Came With Your Computer” on page 51).
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If the computer freezes during startup or you see a flashing question mark
 Wait a few seconds. If the computer doesn’t start up after a delay, shut down your
computer by pressing and holding the power button (®) for about 5 seconds, until
the computer shuts down. Then hold down the Option key and press the power
button (®) again to start up your computer. When your computer starts up, click the
hard disk icon, then click the right arrow.
 After the computer starts up, open System Preferences and click Startup Disk. Select a
local Mac OS X System folder.
 If the problem occurs frequently, you may need to reinstall your system software
(see “Reinstalling the Software That Came With Your Computer”).
If the computer won’t turn on or start up
 Make sure the power cord is plugged into the computer and into a functioning
power outlet.
 If that does not work, press the power button (®) and immediately hold down the
Command (x), Option, P, and R keys until you hear the startup sound a second time.
 If that does not work, unplug the power cord and wait at least 30 seconds. Plug the
power cord back in and press the power button (®) again to start up your computer.
 If you are still unable to start up your computer, see the service and support
information on page 56 for information on contacting Apple for service.
Reinstalling the Software That Came With Your Computer
Use the software install discs that came with your computer to reinstall Mac OS X and
the applications that came with your computer, and to install Mac OS 9 (if you want to
use Mac OS 9 applications with your computer).
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Important: Apple recommends that you back up the data on your hard disk before
restoring software. Apple is not responsible for any lost data.
Installing Mac OS X
To install Mac OS X, follow these steps:
1 Back up your essential files, if possible.
2 Insert the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 that came with your computer.
3 Double-click “Install Mac OS X and Bundled Software.”
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
5 After selecting the destination disk for installation, continue following the onscreen
instructions. Your computer may restart and ask you to insert the next Mac OS X
install disc.
Important: Because the “Erase and Install” option erases your destination disk, you
should back up your essential files before installing Mac OS X and other applications.
Installing Applications
To install the applications that came with your computer, follow the steps below. Your
computer must have Mac OS X already installed.
1 Back up your essential files, if possible.
2 Insert the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 that came with your computer.
3 Double-click “Install Bundled Software Only.”
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
5 After selecting the destination disk for installation, continue following the onscreen
instructions. To install iCal, iChat AV, iSync, iTunes, and Safari, follow the “Installing Mac
OS X” instructions.
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Installing Mac OS 9
Your Mac mini does not come with Mac OS 9 installed. To use Mac OS 9 applications
with your computer, you have to install Mac OS 9 using the Mac OS 9 Install Disc.
Follow these steps to install Mac OS 9:
1 Back up your essential files, if possible.
2 Insert the Mac OS 9 Install Disc that came with your computer.
3 Double-click “Install Mac OS 9 System Support.”
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
5 After selecting the destination disk for installation, continue following the onscreen
instructions.
Other Problems
If you have a problem with an application
 For problems with software from a manufacturer other than Apple, contact the
manufacturer. Software manufacturers often provide updates to their software on
their websites. You can set your Mac mini to check for and install the latest Apple
software automatically using the Software Update pane of System Preferences.
For more information, choose Help > Mac Help and search for “software update.”
If you have trouble using AirPort wireless communication
 Make sure you have properly configured the software according to the instructions
that came with your AirPort Extreme Card or base station.
 Make sure the computer or network you are trying to connect to is running and has a
wireless access point.
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 Make sure you are within antenna range of the other computer or the network’s
access point. Nearby electronic devices or metal structures can interfere with wireless
communication and reduce this range. Repositioning or rotating the computer may
improve reception.
 Check the AirPort signal level. There are up to four bars in the AirPort status icon in
the menu bar.
 Make sure nothing is placed on top of your computer. Objects on top of the
computer may interfere with the AirPort signal.
 You may experience network performance problems if a microwave oven, cordless
phone, or other source of interference is used frequently near your base station. To
minimize interference, move the base station away from the device.
 For more information on using and troubleshooting AirPort, choose Help > Mac Help,
then choose Library > AirPort Help.
If you have trouble ejecting a disc
 Quit any applications that may be using the disc and press the Media Eject key (C) on
your Apple Keyboard. On other keyboards, you may be able to use a key combination
to eject discs. Check the documentation that came with your keyboard.
 If that doesn’t work, open a Finder window and click the eject icon next to the disc
icon in the Sidebar, or drag the disc’s icon from the desktop to the Trash.
 Make sure nothing is placed on top of your computer. Objects placed on top of the
computer may keep a disc from ejecting.
 If that doesn’t work, restart the computer while holding down the mouse button.
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If you have problems with your Internet connection
 Make sure your telephone line or network cable is connected and functioning
properly.
 If you are using a dial-up Internet connection, make sure that your telephone cord is
plugged into the modem port (marked with the icon W) and not the Ethernet port
(marked with the icon G).
 See “Connecting to the Internet” on page 69 for information on setting up your
computer to connect to the Internet. There you will find how to locate your Internet
settings and the contact information for your Internet service provider (if you used
the Setup Assistant to get your Internet account).
 See “Troubleshooting Your Connection” on page 91 for more information if you have
problems with your Internet connection.
If you have a problem using your computer or working with the Mac OS
 If the answers to your questions are not in this manual, look in Mac OS Help for
instructions and troubleshooting information. Choose Help > Mac Help.
 Check the Apple Support website at www.apple.com/support for the latest
troubleshooting information and software updates.
If your date and time settings get lost repeatedly
 You may need to have the internal backup battery replaced. See the service and
support information on page 56 for more information.
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Using Apple Hardware Test
You can use Apple Hardware Test to help determine if there is a problem with your
computer’s hardware.
To use Apple Hardware Test:
1 Disconnect all external devices from your computer except the display, keyboard, and
mouse. If you have an Ethernet cable connected, disconnect it.
2 Insert the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 that came with your computer.
3 Restart your computer and hold down the Option key as it starts up. A list of available
startup volumes appears. Click Apple Hardware Test and click the right arrow.
4 When the Apple Hardware Test main screen appears after about 45 seconds, follow the
onscreen instructions.
5 If Apple Hardware Test detects a problem, it displays an error code. Make a note of the
error code before pursuing support options. If Apple Hardware Test does not detect a
hardware failure, the problem may be software related.
For more information about Apple Hardware Test, see the Apple Hardware Test Read
Me file on the Mac OS X Install Disc 1.
Learning More, Service, And Support
Your Mac mini does not have any user-accessible parts. If you need service, take your
Mac mini to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or contact Apple for service. You can
find more information about your Mac mini through online resources, onscreen help,
System Profiler, or Apple Hardware Test.
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If you didn’t order a Bluetooth module or AirPort Extreme Card with your Mac mini or if
you want additional memory installed, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or
an Apple Store.
Online Resources
For online service and support information, go to www.apple.com/support/. Choose
your country from the pop-up menu. You can search the AppleCare Knowledge Base,
check for software updates, or get help on Apple’s discussion boards.
Onscreen Help
You can often find answers to your questions, as well as instructions and
troubleshooting information, in Mac OS Help. Choose Help > Mac Help.
System Profiler
To get information about your computer, use System Profiler. System Profiler shows you
which hardware and software is installed, the serial number and operating system
version, how much memory is installed, and more. To open System Profiler, choose
Apple () > About This Mac from the menu bar and then click More Info.
Apple Hardware Test
You can use Apple Hardware Test to diagnose hardware problems on your Mac mini.
For more information, see “Using Apple Hardware Test” on page 56.
AppleCare Service and Support Information
Your Mac mini comes with 90 days of telephone support and one year of service
coverage at an Apple-authorized repair center. You can extend your coverage by
purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan. For more information, visit the website
address for your country listed on page 58.
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If you need further assistance, AppleCare telephone support representatives can help
you with installing and opening applications, and basic troubleshooting. Call the
support center number nearest you (the first 90 days are complimentary). Have the
date of purchase and your Mac mini serial number ready when you call.
Note: Your 90 days of complimentary telephone support begins on the date of
purchase and telephone fees may apply.
Country
Phone
United States
1-800-275-2273
Website
www.apple.com/support
Australia
(61) 133-622
www.apple.com/au/support
Canada (English)
(French)
1-800-263-3394
www.apple.com/ca/support
www.apple.com/ca/fr/support
Ireland
(353) 1850 946191
www.apple.com/ie/support
New Zealand
00800-7666-7666
www.apple.com/au/support
United Kingdom
(44) 0870 876 0753
www.apple.com/uk/support
For a complete list, go to www.apple.com/contact/phone_contacts.html. Telephone
numbers are subject to change and local and national telephone rates may apply.
Locating Your Product Serial Number
You can find the serial number on the bottom of your Mac mini. You can also use
System Profiler to find the serial number. Choose Apple () > About This Mac from
the menu bar and then click More Info. Click the Hardware triangle to view the serial
number.
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You can use System Profiler to find out detailed
information about your Mac mini, such as the
amount of built-in memory, hard disk size, devices
connected, and the product serial number.
To access the information in System Profiler, choose Apple () > About This Mac from
the menu bar and then click More Info.
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Click the triangles in the window
to show and hide information in
the different categories.
Additional information is available on the Internet at www.apple.com and
www.apple.com/support.
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Care, Use, and
Safety Information
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For your safety and that of your equipment, follow
the rules in this appendix for cleaning and handling
your computer, as well as the guidelines for working
more comfortably.
Cleaning Your Mac mini
Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your computer and its
components:
 Shut down your Mac mini and disconnect all cables.
 Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting
moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer.
 Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
Moving Your Mac mini
Before you lift or reposition your computer, you may need to turn it off and disconnect
all cables and cords connected to it.
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Safety Instructions for Setting Up and Using Your Computer
For your own safety and that of your equipment, always take the following precautions.
Disconnect the power plug (by pulling the plug, not the cord) and disconnect the
phone cord if any of the following conditions exists:
 The power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged
 You spill something into the case
 Your computer is exposed to rain or any other excess moisture
 Your computer has been dropped or the case has been otherwise damaged
 You suspect that your computer needs service or repair
 You want to clean the case (use only the recommended procedure described earlier)
Important: The only way to turn off power completely is to disconnect the power cord
and phone cords. Make sure at least one end of the power cord is within easy reach so
that you can unplug the computer when you need to.
Warning: Your AC cord came equipped with a three-wire grounding plug (a plug that
has a third grounding pin). This plug will fit only a grounded AC outlet. If you are
unable to insert the plug into an outlet because the outlet is not grounded, contact a
licensed electrician to replace the outlet with a properly grounded outlet. Do not
defeat the purpose of the grounding plug.
Be sure that you always do the following:
 Keep your computer away from sources of liquids, such as drinks, washbasins,
bathtubs, shower stalls, and so on.
 Protect your computer from dampness or wet weather, such as rain, snow, and so on.
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 Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug your computer into a
wall socket.
 Keep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.
 Follow all instructions and warnings dealing with your system.
Important: Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operation of this
product, or similar products, must always be supervised by an adult. Do not allow
children access to the interior of any electrical product and do not permit them to
handle any cables.
Warning: Never push objects of any kind into this product through the openings
in the case. Doing so may be dangerous.
Connectors and Ports
Never force a connector into a port. If the connector and port don’t join with
reasonable ease, they probably don’t match. Make sure that the connector matches the
port and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Power Adapter
Follow these guidelines for using the power adapter:
 Make sure you push the AC and DC power plugs snugly into the power adapter.
 Always leave space around the power adapter and use your computer in a location
where airflow around the power adapter is not constricted.
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 The only way to disconnect power completely is to unplug the power cord by pulling
the plug, not the cord.
Important: The power adapter for your computer is a high-voltage component and
should not be opened for any reason, even when it’s unplugged. Do not allow children
access to the interior of any electrical product and do not permit them to handle any
cables. If the power adapter needs service, see “Learning More, Service, And Support”
on page 56.
Warning: Use only the power adapter that came with your computer and the AC cord
that came with your power adapter. Adapters and cords for other electronic devices
may look similar, but using them may affect your computer’s performance or damage
the computer. The AC power cord has a three-wire grounding plug (a plug that has a
third grounding pin) that will fit only a grounded AC outlet. If you are unable to insert
the plug into an outlet because the outlet is not grounded, contact a licensed
electrician to replace the outlet with a properly grounded outlet.
Avoid Hearing Damage
Warning: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earbuds or headphones are used at
high volume. You can adapt over time to a higher volume of sound, which may sound
normal but can be damaging to your hearing. Set your Mac mini volume to a safe
level before that happens. If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use of earbuds or headphones with your Mac mini.
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Ergonomics
Chair
An adjustable chair that provides firm, comfortable support is best. Adjust the height
of the chair so your thighs are horizontal and your feet flat on the floor. The back of the
chair should support your lower back (lumbar region). Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for adjusting the backrest to fit your body properly.
You may have to raise your chair so your forearms and hands are at the proper angle to
the keyboard. If this makes it impossible to rest your feet flat on the floor, you can use a
footrest with adjustable height and tilt to make up for any gap between the floor and
your feet. You can also lower the desktop to eliminate the need for a footrest. Or use a
desk with a keyboard tray that’s lower than the work surface.
Display
Arrange the display so the top of the screen is slightly below your eye level when
you’re sitting at the keyboard. The best distance from your eyes to the screen is up to
you, although most people seem to prefer 18 to 28 inches (45 to 70 cm). Position the
display to minimize glare and reflections on the screen from overhead lights and
windows
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Mouse
Position the mouse at the same height as your keyboard and within a comfortable
reach.
Shoulders
relaxed
45–70 cm (18–28 in.)
Forearms and
hands in a
straight line
Top of the screen at or
slightly below eye level
(You may need to adjust
the height of your display
by raising or lowering
your work surface.)
Forearms level
or tilted slightly
Screen positioned to
avoid reflected glare
Lower back
supported
Thighs tilted
slightly
Clearance under
work surface
Feet flat on the floor
or on a footrest
Keyboard
When you use the keyboard, your shoulders should be relaxed. Your upper arm and
forearm should form an angle that is slightly greater than a right angle, with your wrist
and hand in roughly a straight line.
Use a light touch when typing and keep your hands and fingers relaxed. Avoid rolling
your thumbs under your palms.
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Change hand positions often to avoid fatigue. Some computer users may develop
discomfort in their hands, wrists, or arms after intensive work without breaks. If you
begin to develop chronic pain or discomfort in your hands, wrists, or arms, consult a
qualified health specialist.
For More Information
Go to www.apple.com/about/ergonomics.
Apple and the Environment
Apple Computer, Inc., recognizes its responsibility to minimize the environmental
impacts of its operations and products. For more information, go to www.apple.com/
environment/summary.html.
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C
Connecting to the Internet
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You can use your computer to browse the World
Wide Web, send email to friends and family, and
chat in real time over the Internet. Use this detailed
guide to connect to the Internet.
When you first start up Mac OS X, the Setup Assistant helps you enter your Internet
configuration information and sign up for an Internet service provider (ISP) if you don’t
already have one.
If you didn’t use the Setup Assistant to configure your Internet connection, you can use
it now. Open System Preferences and click Network. Click the “Assist me” button to
open Network Setup Assistant. If you don’t want to use Network Setup Assistant, you
can use the information in this appendix to set up your connection manually.
There are four kinds of Internet connections:
 Dial-up connection: Your computer is plugged into a telephone wall jack using a
telephone cable (with computers that include a modem).
 High-speed DSL or cable modem connection: Your computer is plugged into a
special modem you get from an ISP using an Ethernet cable.
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 AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express wireless connection: Your computer is
connected wirelessly to the Internet using an AirPort Extreme Base Station or
AirPort Express.
 Local area network (LAN): Your computer is plugged into a LAN using an Ethernet
cable. This type of connection is usually used in the workplace.
Before you connect to the Internet:
1 Set up an account with an ISP. If you do not have an ISP account, the Setup Assistant
can help you get one. If you don’t want to use the ISP suggested by the Setup
Assistant, you can find an ISP in your phone directory. Look under “Internet access,”
“Internet service,” or “online.”
Note: If you want to use America Online as your ISP, skip the Internet setup part of the
Setup Assistant. Instead, open the AOL Installer application and follow the onscreen
instructions to set up AOL.
2 Gather the connection information you need from your ISP or network administrator.
See the next section, “Setup Assistant Worksheet” on page 72 to find out what
information to get for each type of connection.
In some cases, if another computer in the same location is already connected to the
Internet, you may be able to use its settings.
To find the settings on a Mac OS X computer:
 Open the Network pane of System Preferences.
 Choose your connection method from the Show pop-up menu.
 Copy the information for your configuration.
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To find the settings on a Mac OS 9 computer:
 Open the TCP/IP control panel.
 Find the connection method in the “Connect via” pop-up menu.
 Find the configuration in the Configure pop-up menu.
 Copy the IP address, subnet mask, and router address from the corresponding fields.
To find the settings on a Windows PC:
The connection information on a Windows computer resides in two places.
 To find the IP address and subnet mask, open the “Network and Internet
Connections” control panel.
 To find user account information, open the User Accounts control panel.
You can write the information directly on the next few pages, then enter it in the
Setup Assistant.
1 If you are using a dial-up modem, plug a phone cord (included with most Macintosh
computers) into your computer’s modem port and into a phone wall jack. If you are
using a DSL or cable modem, follow the instructions that came with the modem to
connect it to your computer.
2 Turn on your computer and enter information in the Setup Assistant to configure your
Internet connection.
Note: If you already started your computer and did not use the Setup Assistant to
configure your Internet connection, choose Apple () > System Preferences and click
Network. Then click “Assist me.” The Setup Assistant opens.
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Setup Assistant Worksheet
You can write the information you get from your Internet service provider (ISP), your
network administrator, or your other computer on these pages, then enter it in
Network Setup Assistant.
Select how your computer connects to the Internet.
Telephone Modem
Cable Modem
DSL Modem
Local network (Ethernet)
To set up a telephone dial-up connection, enter the following information:
User Name
Password
ISP Phone Number
Dialing prefix to obtain an outside line
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To set up a DSL or cable modem or a LAN connection:
1 Choose your connection type. Ask your ISP for this information.
Manually
Manually using DHCP Router
Using DHCP
Using BootP
PPP
2 Enter information from your ISP:
If you selected “Manually” or “Manually using DHCP Router,”1 enter the following:
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Router Address
If you selected “Using DHCP,” enter the following:
DHCP Client ID
1.
If you selected “Manually using DHCP Router,” you don’t need to enter a subnet mask or router
address
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Note: DHCP Client ID is optional and may not be required. Ask your ISP.
If you selected “PPP (for PPPoE connections),” enter the following:
Service Provider (optional)
PPPoE Service Name (optional)
Account Name
Password
The information below is optional. Ask your ISP if you need to enter it.
DNS Hosts (optional for DHCP & BootP)
Domain Name (optional)
Proxy Server (optional)
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Setting Up Your Internet Connection Manually
Once you have completed the steps on the previous pages using the Setup Assistant,
you are done setting up your Internet connection. If you don’t wish to use the Setup
Assistant, or if you only want to make changes to specific parts of your Internet setup
configuration, you can use the instructions below to set up your connection manually.
To enter your information manually, follow the steps that correspond to your
connection method.
 Dial-up modem with Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection (see page 75)
 Cable modem, DSL, or LAN connection using these configurations:
 Manual (see page 81)
 DHCP (see page 82)
 PPPoE (see page 84)
 AirPort Extreme wireless connection (see page 87)
Dial-Up Connection
A dial-up modem is the most common way to connect to the Internet. Your modem
uses a method called Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to connect to an ISP.
Make sure your modem is plugged into a phone line and you have the information
from your ISP available (see page 72).
To set up Network preferences for the internal modem port:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
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3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu and select the On
checkbox next to Internal Modem.
4 Drag Internal Modem to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred,
or primary, network interface.
5 Choose Internal Modem from the Show pop-up menu and click PPP.
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6 Enter the information from your ISP and click Apply Now.
To test your Internet configuration:
1 Open the Internet Connect application (in the Applications folder).
2 Click the Internal Modem icon, if necessary.
3 Enter your dial-up telephone number, account name, and password, if necessary.
4 Click Connect.
Internet Connect dials your ISP and establishes a connection.
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To connect automatically when you start an Internet application, such as a web
browser or email:
1 Click PPP Options (in the PPP pane of Network preferences).
2 Select the “Connect automatically when needed” checkbox.
3 Click OK and Apply Now.
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DSL, Cable Modem, or LAN Internet Connections
If you connect to the Internet using a DSL or cable modem or Ethernet LAN, ask your
ISP or network administrator how you should configure your Internet connection:
 Manually: With a manual configuration, your ISP or network administrator provides a
static IP address and other information that you enter in Network preferences.
 Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP): With a DHCP configuration,
the DHCP server automatically enters the information for you.
 Using Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE): If you use a DSL modem and
need a user name and password to connect to the Internet, you may need to
configure your network to use PPPoE.
Make sure you have the information from your ISP available as you configure your
network (see page 72).
To set up Network preferences for the built-in Ethernet port:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
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4 Select the On checkbox next to Built-in Ethernet.
5 Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred,
or primary, network interface.
Next, follow the instructions to configure your network manually, using DHCP, or using
PPPoE, as instructed by your ISP or network administrator.
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Manual Configuration
Have your static IP address, router address, and subnet mask from your ISP ready
(see page 72).
To set up a manual configuration:
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
3 Choose Manually from the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu.
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4 Type the other information into the corresponding fields.
5 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your network, your connection is ready. Open your web browser
(or another TCP/IP application) to test your Internet connection.
DHCP Configuration
After you set up a DHCP configuration, the DHCP server automatically provides your
network information.
To set up a DHCP configuration:
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
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3 Choose Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu.
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4 Click Apply Now.
Open your web browser (or another TCP/IP application) to test your Internet
connection.
Note: Unless your ISP instructs you to do otherwise, ignore the DHCP Client ID field
and the Search Domains field.
PPPoE Configuration
Some DSL-based ISPs use Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE). If you use a
DSL modem and need a user name and password to connect to the Internet, check
with your ISP to determine if you should connect using PPPoE.
To set up a PPPoE connection:
Have your user name, password, and if required, the domain name server (DNS)
address from your ISP available as you configure your network (see page 72).
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
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2 Click PPPoE and select “Connect using PPPoE.”
3 Type the information into the corresponding fields. If you want all users of your
computer to use the same connection method, select “Save password.”
Note: To connect automatically when you start a TCP/IP application, such as a web
browser or email, click PPPoE Options, then select “Connect automatically when
needed.”
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4 Click TCP/IP and choose either Using PPP or Manually from the Configure IPv4 pop-up
menu, as instructed by your ISP. If you have a static IP address from your ISP, choose
Manually and type the address in the IP Address field.
5 Type the domain name server (DNS) addresses in the DNS Servers field.
6 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your network, your Internet connection is ready. You can open
your web browser or other TCP/IP application to test your connection.
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Important: If you did not select the option to connect automatically, you will need to
open the Internet Connect application, choose the correct configuration, and then click
Connect. For more information, choose Help > Internet Connect Help from the menu
bar at the top of the display.
AirPort Extreme Wireless Connection
If your Mac mini has an AirPort Extreme Card installed, you can configure your AirPort
network and Internet connection using the AirPort or AirPort Extreme Setup Assistant,
located in the Utilities folder within your Applications folder. The assistant helps you
configure your base station and set up your computer to use an AirPort Extreme Base
Station or AirPort Express. For more information about your base station, see the setup
guide that came with your base station. If your base station is already configured, in
most cases your AirPort Extreme Card is ready to access it immediately.
To check if you have access to an AirPort Extreme network:
m Click the AirPort status icon in the menu bar and choose an AirPort network listed
there.
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If you don’t see an AirPort network listed, you can use the AirPort Setup Assistant to
check or change your settings, or you can change them using the Network pane of
System Preferences.
Setting Up an AirPort Extreme Connection Manually
Gather the following information from your system administrator if you’ll be setting up
a manual connection.
If you’ll be connecting using DHCP, most of this information is provided to your
computer automatically by the network, so ask your system administrator what is
required.
 Domain name server (DNS) addresses, if necessary
 DHCP or manual IP address configuration
 IP address
 Router address
 Subnet mask
 Password, if required
Next, make sure your AirPort connection options are active in Network preferences.
To set up Network preferences for an AirPort Extreme connection:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
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4 Select the On checkbox next to AirPort.
Next, follow the instructions to configure your network either manually or using DHCP,
as instructed by your ISP or network administrator. If you’re setting up your network
yourself, it may be easier to configure the network using DHCP, because the server
assigns IP addresses automatically.
1 Choose AirPort from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
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3 In the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu, choose either Manually or Using DHCP.
 If you chose Manually, type the other information into the corresponding fields.
 If you chose Using DHCP, you don’t need to enter any further information unless your
system administrator has instructed you to do so.
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4 Click AirPort and select options for joining an AirPort Extreme network after restarting
or when your computer wakes from sleep.
5 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your AirPort settings, you are ready to connect.
To test your AirPort Extreme connection:
m Click the AirPort status icon in the menu bar and choose Turn AirPort On.
Any AirPort Extreme network in range should appear in the menu.
Troubleshooting Your Connection
Cable Modem, DSL, and LAN Internet Connections
If you can’t connect to the Internet using your cable modem, DSL, or local area network
(LAN), see the following steps.
Important: Instructions that refer to modems do not apply to LAN users. LAN users
may have hubs, switches, routers, or connection pods that cable and DSL modem users
do not. LAN users should contact their network administrator rather than an ISP.
Check the cables and power supplies
Make sure all modem cables are firmly plugged in, including the modem power cord,
the cable from the modem to the computer, and the cable from the modem to the
wall jack. Check the cables and power supplies to Ethernet hubs and routers.
Turn the modem on and off and reset the modem hardware
Turn off your DSL or cable modem for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Some ISPs
recommend that you unplug the modem’s power cord. If your modem has a reset
button, you can press it either before or after you turn the power off and on.
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PPPoE Connections
If you are unable to connect to your Internet service provider using PPPoE, first check
the cables and power supplies, then turn the power off and on and reset the modem
hardware.
Check System Preferences settings:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
4 Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list.
5 Choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
6 Click PPPoE.
7 Select “Connect using PPPoE.”
8 Check the Account Name field to be sure you have entered the correct information
from your ISP.
9 Retype your password if you chose to save your password, to be sure it is correct.
10 Click TCP/IP. Make sure you’ve entered the correct information from your ISP
in this pane.
11 Click Apply Now.
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Network Connections
If you have two or more computers attempting to share an Internet connection, be
sure that your network is set up properly. You need to know if your ISP provides only
one IP address or if it provides multiple IP addresses, one for each computer.
If only one IP address is used, then you must have a router capable of sharing the
connection, also known as network address translation (NAT) or “IP masquerading.” For
setup information, check the documentation provided with your router or ask the
person who set up your network. The AirPort Extreme Base Station can be used to
share one IP address among multiple computers. For information on using the AirPort
Extreme Base Station, check the onscreen help or visit the Apple AirPort website at
www.apple.com/airport.
If you cannot resolve the issue using these steps, contact your ISP.
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Communications Regulation Information
FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation. See instructions if interference to radio or
television reception is suspected.
Radio and Television Interference
 Move the computer to one side or the other of the
television or radio.
 Move the computer farther away from the television or
radio.
 Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a different
circuit from the television or radio. (That is, make
certain the computer and the television or radio are on
circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or
fuses.)
This computer equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed and
used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Apple’s
instructions—it may cause interference with radio and
television reception.
If necessary, consult an Apple Authorized Service
Provider or Apple. See the service and support
information that came with your Apple product. Or,
consult an experienced radio/television technician for
additional suggestions.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance
with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These
specifications are designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in a residential
installation. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
This product has demonstrated EMC compliance under
conditions that included the use of compliant peripheral
devices and shielded cables between system
components. It is important that you use compliant
peripheral devices and shielded cables (including
Ethernet network cables) between system components
to reduce the possibility of causing interference to
radios, television sets, and other electronic devices.
You can determine whether your computer system is
causing interference by turning it off. If the interference
stops, it was probably caused by the computer or one of
the peripheral devices.
If your computer system does cause interference to
radio or television reception, try to correct the
interference by using one or more of the following
measures:
 Turn the television or radio antenna until the
interference stops.
Important: Changes or modifications to this product
not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc., could void the
EMC compliance and negate your authority to operate
the product.
Responsible party (contact for FCC matters only):
Apple Computer, Inc.
Product Compliance
1 Infinite Loop, M/S 26-A
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
408-974-2000
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Bluetooth Information
Laser Information
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be
colocated or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the
FCC Grant.
Warning: Making adjustments or performing
procedures other than those specified in your
equipment’s manual may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the
Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les
exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du
Canada.
Industry Canada Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B
specifications. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
VCCI Class B Statement
Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet containing
the laser. The laser beam used in this product is harmful
to the eyes. The use of optical instruments, such as
magnifying lenses, with this product increases the
potential hazard to your eyes. For your safety, have this
equipment serviced only by an Apple Authorized
Service Provider.
Because of the optical disc drive in your computer, your
computer is a Class 1 laser product. The Class 1 label,
located in a user-accessible area, indicates that the drive
meets minimum safety requirements. A service warning
label is located in a service-accessible area. The labels on
your product may differ slightly from the ones shown
here.
Class 1 label
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Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Complies with European Directives 72/23/EEC,
89/336/EEC, and 1999/5/EC.
See http://www.apple.com/euro/compliance/.
The radiated output power of the optional AirPort
Extreme Card is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the
wireless equipment in such a manner that the potential
for human contact during normal operation is
minimized.
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High-Risk Activities Warning
This computer system is not intended for use in the
operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or
communications systems, or air traffic control machines,
or for any other uses where the failure of the computer
system could lead to death, personal injury or severe
environmental damage.
ENERGY STAR® Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Apple has determined that
standard configurations of this product meet the
ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The
ENERGY STAR program is a partnership with office
product equipment manufacturers to promote energyefficiency. Reducing energy consumption of office
products saves money and reduces pollution by
eliminating wasted energy.
Disposal and Recycling Information
For information about Apple’s recycling program, go to
www.apple.com/environment/summary.html.
Battery Disposal
Your Mac mini has a lithium-ion battery designed to last
the life of the product. Do not attempt to change the
battery. Only an Apple-certified technician can change
the battery.
When this product has reached the end of its useful life,
please dispose of it according to your local
environmental laws and guidelines.
Taiwan:
Nederlands: Gebruikte batterijen kunnen worden
ingeleverd bij de chemokar of in een speciale
batterijcontainer voor klein chemisch afval (kca) worden
gedeponeerd.
Telephone and Apple 56K Modem Information
Notify Your Telephone Company
Some telephone companies require that you notify the
local business office when you hook up a modem to
their lines.
Information You Need in the United States
The internal modem complies with Part 68 of the FCC
rules. On the back of this equipment is a label that
contains, among other information, the FCC registration
number and ringer equivalence number (REN). If
requested, provide this information to your telephone
company.
 Ringer equivalence number (REN): 0.1B The REN is useful
to determine the quantity of devices you may connect
to your telephone lines and still have all those devices
ring when your telephone number is called. In most,
but not all areas, the sum of the RENs of all devices
connected to one line should not exceed five (5.0). To
be certain of the number of devices you may connect
to your line, as determined by the REN, you should
contact your local telephone company to determine
the maximum REN for your calling area.
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 Telephone jack type: USOC, RJ-11 An FCC-compliant
telephone cord and modular plug are provided with
this equipment. This equipment is designed to be
connected to the telephone network or premises
wiring using a compatible modular jack that complies
with Part 68 rules. See the installation instructions for
details.
Telephone Line Problems
If your telephone doesn’t work, there may be a problem
with your telephone line. Disconnect the modem to see
if the problem goes away. If it doesn’t, report the
problem either to your local telephone company or to
your company’s telecommunications people.
If disconnecting the modem eliminates the problem,
the modem itself may need service. See the service and
support information that came with your Apple product
for instructions on how to contact Apple or an Appleauthorized service provider for assistance.
If you do not disconnect your modem when it is
adversely affecting the telephone line, the telephone
company has the right to disconnect your service
temporarily until you correct the problem. The
telephone company will notify you as soon as possible.
Also, you will be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
The telephone company may make changes in its
facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that
could affect the operation of your equipment. If this
happens, the telephone company will provide advance
notice in order for you to make the necessary
modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
The internal modem will not work with party lines,
cannot be connected to a coin-operated telephone, and
may not work with a private branch exchange (PBX).
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Telephone Consumer Protection Act
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes
it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other
electronic device to send any message via a telephone
fax machine unless such message clearly contains, in a
margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page
or on the first page of the transmission, the date and
time it was sent and an identification of the business or
other entity, or individual sending the message and the
telephone number of the sending machine of such
business, entity, or individual.
Information You Need in Canada
The Industry Canada (IC) label identifies certified
equipment. This certification means that the equipment
meets certain telecommunications network protective,
operational, and safety requirements. The Department
does not guarantee the equipment will operate to a
user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, make sure that you are
permitted to connect to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. Be sure you use an
acceptable method of connection to install the
equipment. In some cases, you may extend the
company’s internal wiring for single-line individual
service by means of a certified telephone extension
cord. Be aware, however, that compliance with these
conditions may not prevent degradation of service in
some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an
authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by
the supplier. Any equipment malfunctions or repairs or
alterations that you make to this equipment may cause
the telecommunications company to request that you
disconnect the equipment.
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In Canada, contact Apple at:
7495 Birchmount Road, Markham, Ontario,
L3R 5G2, 800-263-3394
Warning: Users should ensure for their own protection
that the electrical ground connections of the power
utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are connected together. This
precaution may be particularly important in rural
areas.
Users should not attempt to make such connections
themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric
inspection authority or electrician.
 Load number: 0.1 The load number (LN) assigned to
each terminal device denotes the percentage of the
total load to be connected to the telephone loop that
is used by the device, to prevent overloading. The
termination of a loop may consist of any combination
of devices, subject only to the requirement that the
sum of the load numbers of all devices does not
exceed 100.
 Telephone jack type: CA-11
Informations Destinées aux Utilisateurs Canadiens
L’étiquette d’Industrie Canada identifie un matériel
homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est
conforme à certaines normes de protection,
d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de
télécommunications. Le Ministère n’assure toutefois pas
que le matériel fonctionnera à la satisfaction de
l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer
qu’il est permis de la raccorder au réseau de l’enterprise
locale de télécommunication. Le matériel doit
également être installé en suivant une méthode
acceptée de raccordement. Dans certains cas, le câblage
appartenant à l’enterprise utilisé pour un service
individuel à ligne unique peut être prolongé au moyen
d’un dispositif homologué de raccordement (cordon
prolongateur téléphonique).
L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est possible que la
conformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus
n’empêche pas la dégradation du service dans certaines
situations. De fait, les enterprises de télécommunication
ne permettent pas que l’on raccorde un matériel aux
prises d’abonnés, sauf dans les cas précis prévus par les
terifs particuliers de ces enterprises.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent être
effectuées par un centre d’entretien canadien autorisé
désigné par la fournisseur. La compagnie de
télécommunications peut demander à l’utilisateur de
débrancher un appareil suite à des réparations ou à des
modifications effectuées par l’utilisateur ou en raison
d’un mauvais fonctionnement.
Veuillez contacter Apple pour des informations
supplémentaires:
Apple Canada, Inc.
7495 Birchmount Road
Markham, Ontario
Canada L3R 5G2
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Service à la clientèle d’Apple Canada: 800-263-3394
Avertissement : Pour sa propre protection, l’utilisateur
doit s’assurer que tout les fils de mise à la terre du
secteur, des lignes téléphoniques et les canalisations
d’eau métalliques, s’il y en a, soient raccordés
ensemble. Cette précaution est particulièrement
importante dans les régions rurales.
L’utilisateur ne doit pas tenter de faire ces
raccordements lui-même; il doit avoir recours à une
service d’inspection des installations électriques ou à un
électricien, selon le cas.
 Numéro de charge: 0.1 L’indice de charge (IC) assigné à
chaque dispositif terminal indique, pour éviter toute
surcharge, le pourcentage de la charge totale qui sera
raccordée à un circuit téléphonique bouclé utilisé par
ce dispositif. La terminaison du circuit bouclé peut être
constituée de n’importe quelle combinaison de
dispositifs pourvu que la somme des indices de charge
de l’ensemble des dispositifs ne dépasse pas 100.
 Type de prise téléphonique: CA-11
Information You Need in the United Kingdom
This terminal equipment is intended for direct
connection to the analogue Public Switched
Telecommunications Network and is approved for use
within the United Kingdom with the following features:
 Modem facility
 Autocalling facility
 Autoanswer facility
 DTMF signaling
Operation in the absence of proceed indication or upon
detection of proceed indication
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This product is in conformity with relevant regulatory
standards following the provisions of European Council
Directives 73/23/EEC (Low Voltage Directive) and 89/
336/EEC amended by 92/31/EEC (EMC Directive).
Informationen fur Deutschland
Diese Modem-Karte ist als Endeinrichtung vorgesehen
und muss an ein TAE mit F-Kodierung angeschlossen
werden. Diese Endeinrichtung ist in Konformität gemäss
Niederspannungsrichtlinie 73 / 23 / EWG sowie EMCRichtlinien 89 / 336 / EWG und 92 / 31 / EWG.
Informations pour la France
Ce matériel est conforme aux normes applicables de
sécurité éléctrique d’après la directive 73 / 23 / CEE et
aux normes applicables de comptabilité
éléctromagnétique d’après la directive 89 / 336 / CEE,
modifié par la directive 92 / 31 / CEE.
Information You Need in Australia
All telecommunications devices are required to be
labelled as complying to the Australian
telecommunications standards, ensuring the health and
safety of the operator and the integrity of the Australian
telecommunications network. To provide compliance
with the Australian Communications Authority’s
technical standards, please ensure that the following AT
commands are maintained:
 ATB0 (ITU/CCITT operation)
 AT&G0 (no guard tone)
 AT&P1 (33/66 pulse dial make/break ratio)
 ATS0 = 0 or ATS0 = 1 (no answer or answer greater
than one ring)
 ATS6 = 95
(DTMF period between 70–255 ms)
 ATS11 = 95
(DTMF period between 70–255 ms)
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For calls that are automatically generated, a total of
three call attempts are allowed to a telephone number,
with a minimum period between calls of 2 seconds. If
the call does not connect after three attempts, 30
minutes must expire before automatic redialing may be
initiated. Failure to set the modem (and any associated
communications software) to the above settings may
result in the modem being non-compliant with
Australian telecommunications standards. Under these
circumstances a user could be subject to significant
penalties under the Telecommunications Act 1997.
standards, ensuring the health and safety of the
operator and the integrity of the New Zealand
telecommunications network. To ensure compliance, all
calls that are automatically generated should not make
more than 10 call attempts to the same number within
any 30 minute period with a minimum period between
calls of 30 seconds. Failure to adhere to these standards
may result in the modem being non-compliant with
New Zealand Telecom standards. Under these
circumstances a user could be subject to significant
penalties.
This modem must be properly secured in order for you
to use it. Telecommunications network voltages exist
inside the computer and the telecommunications line
connection must be removed before opening the
computer.
Important: The grant of a Telepermit for any item of
terminal equipment indicates that only Telecom has
accepted that the item complies with minimum
conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no
endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no
assurance that any item will work correctly in all
respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment
of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any
product is compatible with all of Telecom’s network
services.
Information You Need in New Zealand
This modem is fully approved to operate on the New
Zealand telecommunications network under Telepermit
number PTC 211/04/002. All telecommunications devices
are required to hold a Telepermit and be labelled
accordingly with the approved Telepermit number to
comply with the New Zealand telecommunications
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Index
Index
A
adapter 32
AirPort Express 39
AirPort Extreme 37
connection 75
problems using 53
setting up 87
analog audio 45
application freeze 28
applications 30
audio 44
B
basic features 18
Bluetooth wireless
technology 39
burning a disc 47
C
cable modem 79
cameras
digital 33
DV 35
CD
burning (recording) 47
changing
System Preferences 22
the desktop 22
cleaning your computer 61
computer disposal 97
connecting
a display 11
a keyboard 10
a mouse 10
a phone cord 9
a printer 23
an Ethernet cable 9
headphones 25
mobile phone 40
PDA via Bluetooth 40
the power cord 8
to a network 43
to the Internet 69
D
date and time settings 55
DHCP 75
configuration 82
dial-up
connection 75
modem 75
dialup connection 69
digital video camera 35
display
adapters 32
connecting 32
setting up 11
downloading software 25
DSL 75, 79
DVD-Video, playing 47
DVI to VGA Adapter 11, 32
DVI to Video Adapter 32
Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (DHCP) 79
E
ejecting a disc 54
Energy Saver 15
environment 67
ergonomics 65
chair 65
display 65
keyboard 66
mouse 66
Ethernet 43
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networking 43
port 19
iPod 35
ISP 70
O
F
J
FireWire
connecting devices 35
ports 19
using FireWire devices 36
floppy disk drives 33
force quit 28
freezing up 50
frozen application 28
joysticks 33
online resources 57
optical disc drive 45
K
P
keyboard 33
ergonomics 66
Point-to-Point Protocol 75, 79,
84
power adapter 63
power button 12, 19
power socket 19
PPPoE 75
configuration 84
Print & Fax preferences 23
printing 23
setup 23
problems
AirPort Extreme 53
computer freezes during
startup 51
computer won’t
respond 50
computer won’t start up 51
connecting to Internet 91
date and time settings
lost 55
ejecting a disc 54
Internet connection 55
problem with an
application 53
G
game pads 33
H
headphones, speakers 19
I
inserting a CD or DVD 46
installing
applications 52, 53
Mac OS 9 52, 53
Mac OS X 52, 53
Internet 14
configuration 77
connecting to 14, 87
problems connecting 55,
91
settings 72
Internet service provider 70
L
LAN 79
connection 75
M
Mac Help 29
Mac OS X
installing 52
learning about 20
manual Internet
configuration 81
modem
cable 43, 69
DSL 43, 69
port 19
monitoring
a printer 23
mouse
ergonomics 66
moving your computer 61
N
network connections 93
104
Network Setup Assistant 69
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R
reinstalling software
software install disc 51
S
safety 62
save energy 15
scanners 33, 35
security slot 19
securing your computer 48
serial number 58
setting up
a printer 23
computer 8
display 11
Ethernet 9
power adapter 8
Setup Assistant 13, 14
Index
shutting down 15
sleep 15
Software Update 25
specifications 59
static IP address 81
stopping an application 28
System Preferences 22
System Profiler 59
U
T
V
testing your Internet
configuration 77
transferring
files or documents 27
information to your
Mac mini 13
troubleshooting 49
turn on your computer 12
video out port 19
updating software 25
USB 33
connecting devices 33
hubs 34
ports 19
using multiple devices at
once 34
W
wireless networking and Internet access 37
working with a printer 23
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