Apple | Mac mini 2009 | Specifications | Apple Mac mini 2009 Specifications

Congratulations, you and your Mac mini
were made for each other.
Contents
Chapter 1: Ready, Set Up, Go
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Working with Mac OS X Server
What’s in the Box
Setting Up Your Mac mini
Setting Up DVD or CD Sharing
Getting Additional Information onto Your Mac mini
Putting Your Mac mini to Sleep or Shutting It Down
Chapter 2: Life with Your Mac mini
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What’s on the Front of Your Mac mini
What’s on the Back of Your Mac mini
Using the Apple Remote
Getting Answers
Chapter 3: Problem, Meet Solution
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Problems That Prevent You from Using Your Mac mini
Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X
Other Problems
Using Apple Server Diagnostics
Problems with Your Internet Connection
Contents
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Problems with AirPort Extreme Wireless Communication
Keeping Your Software Up to Date
Learning More, Service, and Support
Locating Your Product Serial Number
Chapter 4: Last, but Not Least
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Important Safety Information
Important Handling Information
Understanding Ergonomics
Apple and the Environment
Regulatory Compliance Information
Looking for Something?
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Ready, Set Up, Go
www.apple.com/macmini
Mac Help
Server Assistant
Your Mac mini is designed so that you can easily set it up and start using it right away.
If you’ve never used a Mac mini or are new to Mac computers, read this section for
instructions about getting started.
Important: Read all the installation instructions and the safety information starting on
page 53 before you plug your Mac mini into a power outlet.
If you’re an experienced user, you may already know enough to get started. Be sure to
look over the information in Chapter 2, “Life with Your Mac mini,” to find out about the
features of your Mac mini.
Answers to many questions can be found on your Mac mini in Mac Help. For
information about Mac Help, see “Getting Answers” on page 30.
Working with Mac OS X Server
As soon as you set up your Mac mini, it’s ready to host all of the services provided by
Mac OS X Server. For information about configuring and using Mac OS X Server, see
Mac OS X Server: Getting Started on the Admin Tools CD. To learn more about the server
software, see the full set of documentation on the Apple Server Resources website at
www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources.
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What’s in the Box
Your Mac mini comes with the following components:
Mini-DVI to
DVI Adapter
AC cord
Power adapter
Before you set up your Mac mini, remove the protective film from the outside of your
computer and power adapter. Follow the steps on the next several pages to set up.
Important: Don’t place anything on top of your Mac mini. Objects placed on top may
interfere with the AirPort or Bluetooth® wireless signal.
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Setting Up Your Mac mini
Position your Mac mini so that it’s right side up or on its side, but not upside down. Use
the power adapter that came with your Mac mini; other power adapters may not work.
Step 1: Plug the AC cord into the power adapter, plug the cord from the power
adapter into your Mac mini, and then plug the power adapter into a grounded
power outlet.
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Step 2: To access the Internet or a network, connect one end of an Ethernet cable
to your Mac mini and the other end to a cable modem, DSL modem, or network.
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Your Mac mini comes with AirPort Extreme technology for wireless networking.
For information about setting up a wireless connection, choose Help > Mac Help,
and search for “AirPort.”
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Step 3: Connect the USB cable from your keyboard and mouse.
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Your Mac mini doesn’t come with a keyboard or a mouse, but you can use almost
any USB keyboard and mouse. If your keyboard has a USB (d) port, plug your mouse
into the USB port on the keyboard. If it doesn’t, plug the mouse into a USB (d) port on
the back of your Mac mini.
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You can use Keyboard preferences to change the behavior of the Caps Lock, Control,
Option, and Command (x) modifier keys. To open Keyboard preferences, choose
Apple () > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Modifier Keys and follow
the onscreen instructions.
If you use a USB keyboard that isn’t specifically designed for the Mac OS, it may not
have a Command (x) or Option modifier key, which are standard on Apple keyboards.
If you have a keyboard from another manufacturer:
 The Windows key (the icon on the key looks like a Windows logo) is equivalent to the
Command (x) modifier key on an Apple keyboard.
 The Alt key is equivalent to the Option modifier key on an Apple keyboard.
Using a USB mouse or keyboard from another manufacturer may require software
drivers. Check the manufacturer’s website for the latest software drivers.
Using a Wireless Keyboard or Mouse
If you purchased an Apple Wireless Keyboard or Mouse with your Mac mini, follow the
instructions that came with the keyboard and mouse to set them up with your
Mac mini.
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Step 4: Connect a display cable to the Mini-DVI port or Mini DisplayPort.
Your Mac mini doesn’t come with a display. You can connect a display that has:
 A Mini DisplayPort connector. Connect directly to the Mini DisplayPort.
 A DVI connector. Use the Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter that came with your Mac mini to
connect to the Mini-DVI port.
 A VGA connector. Use the Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter to connect to the Mini-DVI port
or the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect to the Mini DisplayPort. Adapters
are available at www.apple.com/store or your local Apple Store.
Mini-DVI
port
Mini
DisplayPort
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Step 5: Press the power (®) button on the back to turn on your Mac mini.
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Step 6: Configure your Mac mini with Mac OS X Server Assistant.
The first time you turn on your Mac mini, Mac OS X Server Assistant asks for some basic
information that Mac OS X Server needs in order to start up and connect to the
network. Be ready to provide the following information the first time you turn on your
Mac mini:
 A server administrator account name and password.
 Your Mac OS X Server software serial number.
 Detailed network settings, including IP address, subnet mask, and DNS servers.
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 Whether you’ll create user and group accounts on your Mac mini, or use accounts
from an existing directory service.
For a list of information needed to fully configure your Mac mini using Server Assistant,
see Mac OS X Server: Installation and Setup Worksheet on the Mac OS X Server Install DVD
or on the Apple Server Resources website at www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources.
If you already have a Mac with Mac OS X Server version 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6, Server
Assistant can help you automatically transfer system settings, service settings, user
accounts, files, applications, and other information from your previous Mac to your
Mac mini. Use an Ethernet, FireWire, or a wireless connection to transfer information.
For information about working with the services in Mac OS X Server, see the Mac OS X
Server: Getting Started guide that was included with your Mac mini. For detailed
information about Mac OS X Server, go to www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources.
Step 7: Customize your desktop and set your preferences.
You can easily make your desktop look the way you want using System Preferences,
your command center for most settings on your Mac mini. Choose Apple () > System
Preferences from the menu bar, or click the System Preferences icon in the Dock. For
more information, open Mac Help and search for “System Preferences” or for the
specific preference you want to change.
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Setting Up DVD or CD Sharing
You can use DVD or CD sharing to partner with another Mac or Windows computer
that has an optical disc drive and is on the same wired or wireless network. Use this
other computer to:
 Share the contents of DVDs or CDs or install applications (see “Sharing Discs with
DVD or CD Sharing” on page 17)
 Remotely install Mac OS X Server (see “Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install
Mac OS X” on page 38) or use Disk Utility (see “Using Disk Utility” on page 40)
The computer with the optical drive can be a Mac with Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later, or a
Windows XP or Windows Vista computer. If the Mac has Mac OS X v10.5.5 or later, DVD
or CD Sharing is already installed. You can partner with more than one other computer.
If the other computer is a Windows computer or a Mac with a Mac OS X version earlier
than 10.5.5, insert the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with your Mac mini to install the
DVD or CD Sharing Setup, which includes software for DVD or CD Sharing, Migration
Assistant, and Remote Install Mac OS X:
 If the other computer is a Windows computer, choose “DVD or CD Sharing” from the
Install Assistant that starts automatically.
 If the other computer is a Mac, double-click the DVD or CD Sharing Setup package on
the Mac OS X Install DVD.
Important: After you install the DVD or CD Sharing Setup package on your other Mac,
make sure you have the latest software by choosing Apple () > Software Update.
Install any available Mac OS X updates.
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Getting Additional Information onto Your Mac mini
If you want to install third-party applications from a DVD or CD, you can install
applications onto your Mac mini or share information using the optical disc drive on
another Mac or Windows computer (if DVD or CD Sharing is set up and enabled). Read
the next section for more information.
Sharing Discs with DVD or CD Sharing
You can enable DVD or CD Sharing on a Mac or Windows computer to use the Remote
Disc feature of your Mac mini. Remote Disc allows you to share the discs you insert into
the optical disc drive of the other computer. Some discs, such as DVD movies and
game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore unusable through DVD or CD
Sharing.
Make sure DVD or CD Sharing is enabled on any Mac or Windows computer you want
to partner with. For information, see page 16.
To enable DVD or CD Sharing, if your other computer is a Mac:
1 Make sure the other Mac and your Mac mini are on the same wireless network.
Check the AirPort (Z) status icon in the menu bar to see what network you’re
connected to.
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2 On the other Mac, choose Apple () > System Preferences and then open Sharing.
3 In the Sharing panel, select “DVD or CD Sharing” in the Service list. If you want other
users to request permission to share a DVD or CD, select “Ask me before allowing
others to use my DVD drive.”
To enable DVD or CD Sharing, if your other computer is a Windows computer:
1 Make sure your Mac mini and the Windows computer are on the same wireless
network.
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2 On the Windows computer, open the DVD or CD Sharing control panel.
3 Select “Enable DVD or CD Sharing.” If you want other users to request permission to
share a DVD or CD, select “Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive.”
To use a shared DVD or CD:
1 On the other computer, insert a DVD or CD into the optical disc drive.
2 On your Mac mini, select the Remote Disc when it appears under Devices in the Finder
sidebar. If you see the “Ask to use” button, click it.
3 On the other computer, when prompted, click Accept to allow your Mac mini to use
the DVD or CD.
4 On your Mac mini, use the disc as you normally would once it becomes available.
If you try to shut down the other computer or eject the shared DVD or CD while your
Mac mini is using it, you’ll see a message telling you that the disc is in use. To proceed,
click Continue.
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Putting Your Mac mini to Sleep or Shutting It Down
When you finish working with your Mac mini, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.
Putting Your Mac mini to Sleep
If you’ll be away from your Mac mini for less than a few days, put it to sleep. When your
Mac mini is in sleep, the display’s screen is dark. You can quickly wake your Mac mini
and bypass the startup process.
To put your Mac mini to sleep, do one of the following:
 Choose Apple () > Sleep from the menu bar.
 Press the power (®) button on the back of your Mac mini.
 Choose Apple () > System Preferences, click Energy Saver, and set a sleep timer.
 Press and hold the Play/Pause (’) button on the optional Apple Remote for
3 seconds.
To wake your Mac mini, press any key on the keyboard or any button on the optional
Apple Remote. When your Mac mini wakes from sleep, your applications, documents,
and computer settings are exactly as you left them.
Shutting Down Your Mac mini
If you won’t be using your Mac mini for more than a few days, shut it down. Choose
Apple () > Shut Down. To turn your Mac mini on again, press the power (®) button.
NOTICE: Shut down your Mac mini before moving it. Moving your Mac mini while the
hard disk is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data or an inability to
start up from the hard disk.
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www.apple.com/server/macosx
Mac Help
server
Read on for an overview of the features and ports of your Mac mini.
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
Apple products on the Apple Support website at www.apple.com/support.
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What’s on the Front of Your Mac mini
AirPort antennas
Bluetooth
antenna
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Infrared
(IR) receiver
Power
indicator light
Z
AirPort Extreme wireless technology (inside)
Connect to a wireless network using built-in AirPort Extreme technology. To avoid
interference, keep the area around the AirPort antennas free from obstruction.
Built-in infrared (IR) receiver
Use an optional Apple Remote (available separately) with the IR receiver to control
Front Row and Keynote on your Mac mini from up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) away.
Power indicator light
A steady white light indicates your Mac mini is on; a pulsing light indicates it’s in sleep.
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Bluetooth wireless technology (inside)
Connect wireless devices, such as Bluetooth mobile phones, PDAs, printers, and the
Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (you can purchase the Apple Wireless Keyboard and
Mouse at www.apple.com/store or your local Apple Store).
Note: Display adapters and other accessories for your Mac mini are sold separately at
www.apple.com/store or your local Apple Store.
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What’s on the Back of Your Mac mini
£ Mini-DVI
port
£ Mini
DisplayPort
Security slot
, Audio in/optical
digital audio
in port
® Power
button
f Headphone
®
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G Ethernet port
(10/100/1000
Base-T)
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digital audio
out port
Power
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H FireWire 800
port
d USB 2.0
ports (5)
£
Mini-DVI port
Use the included Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter to connect to a DVI display or a TV.
£
Mini DisplayPort
Connect a display that uses a Mini DisplayPort connector.
Security slot
Attach a lock and cable (available separately) to discourage theft.
,
Audio in/optical digital audio in port
Connect a line-level microphone or digital audio equipment.
f
Headphone out/optical digital audio out port
Connect headphones, external powered speakers, or digital audio equipment.
d
Five high-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports
Connect an iPod, iPhone, mouse, keyboard, printer, disk drive, digital camera, joystick,
external USB modem, and more. You can also connect USB 1.1 devices.
H
One FireWire 800 port
Connect high-speed external devices, such as digital video cameras and storage devices.
G
Ethernet port
Connect to a high-speed 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet network, a DSL or cable modem,
or another computer. The Ethernet port automatically detects Ethernet devices and
doesn’t require an Ethernet crossover cable.
¯
Power port
Connect the power cord from the power adapter.
®
Power button
Turn your Mac mini on or off, or put it to sleep. Press and hold to reset during
troubleshooting.
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Using the Apple Remote
With the optional Apple Remote you can play music from your iTunes music library,
watch photo slideshows and QuickTime movie trailers, play a DVD with DVD Player, and
more—all from across the room.
Your Apple Remote can:
 Navigate in iTunes or DVD Player.
 Put to sleep or wake your Mac mini.
To use your Apple Remote:
 Press the Play/Pause (’) button to play or pause a song, slideshow, or movie.
 Press the Next/Fast-forward ( ) or Previous/Rewind ( ) button to skip to the next or
previous song in your iTunes library or the next or previous chapter in a DVD movie.
 Hold down the Next/Fast-forward ( ) or Previous/Rewind ( ) button to fast-forward
or rewind within a song or a movie.
 Press the Volume Up (∂) or Volume Down (D) button to adjust the volume.
Pairing Your Apple Remote
If you have multiple computers or other devices with built-in IR receivers in a room
(for example, more than one Mac mini in a home office or lab), you can “pair” your
Apple Remote with a specific computer or device. Pairing sets up the receiving
computer or device so it’s controlled by only one remote.
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To pair your Apple Remote with your Mac mini:
1 Move very close to your Mac mini (within 3 to 4 inches or 8 to 10 cm).
2 Point the Apple Remote at the front of your Mac mini.
3 Press and hold the Next/Fast-forward ( ) and Menu (») buttons simultaneously for
5 seconds.
When you’ve successfully paired your Apple Remote with your Mac mini, a chainlink
(
) symbol appears onscreen.
To delete a pairing between your Apple Remote and your Mac mini:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Security, and then click Unpair.
Turning Off IR Reception
You can use Security preferences to turn IR reception on or off.
To turn off IR reception:
 Choose Apple () > System Preferences from the menu bar and click Security.
 Select the “Disable remote control infrared receiver” checkbox.
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Getting Answers
More information about using your Mac mini is available in Mac Help on your
computer, and on the Internet at www.apple.com/support.
To open Mac Help:
1 Click the Finder icon in the Dock (the bar of icons along the edge of the screen).
2 Click the Help menu in the menu bar and do one of the following:
a Type a question or term in the Search field, and select a topic from the list of results
or select Show All Results to see all topics.
b Choose Mac Help to open the Mac Help window, where you can browse topics or
type a search question.
More Information
For more information about using your Mac mini, see the following:
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To learn about
See
Troubleshooting Mac mini if
you have a problem
Chapter 3, “Problem, Meet Solution,” on page 33.
Finding service and support
for your Mac mini
“Learning More, Service, and Support” on page 46 or go to the
Mac mini Support site at www.apple.com/support/macmini.
Using Mac OS X Server
The Mac OS X Server site at www.apple.com/server/macosx. Or
search for “Mac OS X Server” in Mac Help.
Moving from a PC to a Mac
“Why you’ll love a Mac” at www.apple.com/getamac/whymac.
Changing System Preferences
System Preferences by choosing Apple (K) > System
Preferences. Or search for “system preferences” in Mac Help.
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To learn about
See
Using AirPort Extreme wireless
technology
The AirPort Support page at www.apple.com/support/airport.
Or open Mac Help and search for “AirPort.”
Using Bluetooth wireless
technology
Mac Help and search for “Bluetooth.” Or go to the Bluetooth
Support page at www.apple.com/support/bluetooth.
Connecting a printer
Mac Help and search for “printing.”
FireWire and USB connections
Mac Help and search for “FireWire” or “USB.”
Connecting to the Internet
Mac Help and search for “Internet.”
Using a display
Mac Help and search for “display.”
Connecting a TV
The Mac mini site at www.apple.com/macmini/accessories.html.
Apple Remote
Mac Help and search for “remote.”
Front Row
Mac Help and search for “Front Row.”
Specifications
The Specifications page at www.apple.com/support/specs.
Or open System Profiler by choosing Apple (K) > About This
Mac from the menu bar, and then clicking More Info.
Apple news, free downloads,
and online catalogs of
software and hardware
The Apple site at www.apple.com.
Instructions, technical support,
and manuals for Apple
products
The Apple Support site at www.apple.com/support.
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Problem, Meet Solution
www.apple.com/support
Mac Help
help
Occasionally, you may have problems while working with your Mac mini. Read on for
troubleshooting tips to try when you have a problem. You can also find more
troubleshooting information in Mac Help or on the Mac mini Service & Support
website at www.apple.com/support/macmini.
If you experience a problem working with your Mac mini, there’s usually a simple and
quick solution. If you encounter a problem, try to make a note of what you did before
the problem occurred. This can 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 Mac OS Server version installed on your computer.
 Any software that you recently installed.
 Any new hardware (such as a peripheral) that you connected.
WARNING: Do not attempt to open your Mac mini. If your Mac mini needs service,
see “Learning More, Service, and Support” on page 46 for information about how to
contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple for service. Your Mac mini
doesn’t have any user-serviceable parts.
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Problems That Prevent You from Using Your Mac mini
If your computer won’t respond or the pointer won’t move
 Make sure the mouse and keyboard are connected. Unplug and then plug in the
connectors, making sure they are secure.
 If the problem persists, try to force problem applications to quit. On an Apple
keyboard, hold down the Option and Command (x) keys and then press the Esc key.
On other keyboards, hold down the Windows and Alt keys and then press the Esc
key. If a dialog appears, select the frozen application and click Force Quit. Then save
your work in any open applications and restart your Mac mini to be sure the problem
is entirely cleared up.
 Press and hold the power (®) button on the back of your Mac mini for five seconds
to shut down your computer.
 Unplug the power cord from your Mac mini. Then plug the power cord back in and
press the power (®) button to turn your Mac mini on.
If the problem reoccurs when you use a particular application, check with the
application’s manufacturer to see if the application is compatible with your computer.
For support and contact information about the software that came with your
computer, go to www.apple.com/guide or to the manufacturer’s website.
If the problem occurs frequently, try reinstalling your system software (see “Reinstalling
Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X” on page 38).
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If your Mac mini freezes during startup or you see a flashing question mark
 Wait a few seconds. If your Mac mini doesn’t start up after a delay, shut down your
Mac mini by pressing and holding the power (®) button for about 5 seconds, until it
shuts down. Then hold down the Option key and press the power (®) button again
to start up your computer. Keep holding down the Option key until your Mac mini
starts up, then click the arrow under the icon of the hard disk you want to use as your
startup disk.
 After your Mac mini starts up, open System Preferences and click Startup Disk.
Select a local Mac OS X Server System folder.
 If the problem occurs frequently, you may need to reinstall your system software
(see “Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X” on page 38).
If your Mac mini doesn’t turn on or start up
 Make sure the power cord is plugged into your Mac mini and into a functioning
power outlet, and the power cord is plugged into the power adapter.
 Press the power (®) button and immediately hold down the Command (x), Option,
P, and R keys on an Apple keyboard until you hear the startup sound a second time.
This resets the parameter RAM (PRAM). On other keyboards, press the power (®)
button and immediately hold down the Windows, Alt, P, and R keys.
 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 Mac mini.
 If you still can’t start up your Mac mini, see “Learning More, Service, and Support” on
page 46 for information about contacting Apple for service.
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Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X
Use Remote Install Mac OS X on a partner computer whose optical disc drive you want
to share, when you want to do any of the following tasks on your Mac mini:
 Reinstall Mac OS X Server and other software that came with your Mac mini
 Reset your password
 Use Disk Utility to repair the Mac mini hard disk
Instructions for installing the DVD or CD Sharing Setup software are on page 16.
To use Remote Install Mac OS X:
1 Insert the Mac OS X Server Install DVD into the optical disc drive of the other computer.
2 If the other computer is a Mac, open /Applications/Utilities/Remote Install Mac OS X.
(Unless the other Mac already has Mac OS X v10.5.5, you might need to install this
application.) On Windows, choose “Remote Install Mac OS X” from the Install Assistant.
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3 Read the introduction and click Continue.
4 Select the installation disc you want to use, and click Continue.
5 Select a network connection: AirPort, if you ‘re using an AirPort network, or Ethernet, if
the other computer is on an Ethernet network. Click Continue.
6 Restart your Mac mini and hold down the Option key as it starts up, until you see a list
of available startup disks.
7 Choose a startup disk.
8 Click Continue in Remote Install Mac OS X.
9 If you chose AirPort as your network in step 5, on your Mac mini choose your AirPort
network from the pop-up list.
If the network is secure, you are prompted for a password. You can enter a private
network name by choosing the ellipsis (...) and typing the name.
10 If you chose AirPort as your network in step 5, when you see the AirPort status icon
indicating signal strength, click Continue in Remote Install Mac OS X.
11 On your Mac mini, click the arrow button beneath the installer icon and then do one of
the following:
 If you forgot your password and need to reset it, go to “Resetting Your Password”
below.
 If you want to run Disk Utility, go to “Using Disk Utility” on page 40.
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Resetting Your Password
You can reset your administrator password and passwords for all other accounts.
To reset your password, using a partner computer and Remote Install Mac OS X:
1 Follow the procedure for using Remote Install Mac OS X beginning on page 38.
2 Click Continue in Remote Install Mac OS X.
3 On your Mac mini, choose Utilities > Reset Password from the menu bar and follow the
onscreen instructions. When you finish, quit Mac OS X Installer.
4 On the other computer, click Quit to exit Remote Install Mac OS X.
Using Disk Utility
When you need to repair, verify, or erase your Mac mini hard disk, use Disk Utility by
sharing the optical disc drive of another computer.
To use Disk Utility from a partner computer:
1 Follow the procedure for using Remote Install Mac OS X beginning on page 38.
2 Click Continue in Remote Install Mac OS X.
3 On your Mac mini, choose Installer > Open Disk Utility and then follow the instructions
in the First Aid pane to see if Disk Utility can repair the disk. When you finish, quit
Mac OS X Installer on your Mac mini.
4 On the other computer, click Quit to exit Remote Install Mac OS X.
If using Disk Utility doesn’t help, try reinstalling your computer’s system software. See
“Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X” on page 38.
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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 a problem using your Mac mini or working with Mac OS X Server
 If the answers to your questions aren’t in this guide, look in Mac Help for instructions
and troubleshooting information. Choose Help > Mac Help.
 Check the Apple Support website at www.apple.com/support/macosxserver 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. For information about
contacting Apple for service, see “Learning More, Service, and Support” on page 46.
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Using Apple Server Diagnostics
If you suspect a problem with your Mac mini hardware, use Apple Server Diagnostics to
help determine if there’s a problem with one of the computer’s components.
To use Apple Server Diagnostics:
1 Disconnect all external devices from your Mac mini, except the keyboard and mouse.
If you have an Ethernet cable connected, disconnect it.
2 Restart your Mac mini while holding down the D key.
3 When the Apple Server Diagnostics chooser screen appears, select the language you
want to use.
4 Press the Return key or click the right arrow button.
5 When the Apple Server Diagnostics main screen appears (after about 45 seconds),
follow the onscreen instructions.
6 If Apple Server Diagnostics detects a problem, it displays an error code. Make a note of
the error code before pursuing support options. If Apple Server Diagnostics doesn’t
detect a hardware failure, the problem may be software-related.
For more information, see the Apple Server Diagnostics documentation on the Admin
Tools CD.
Problems with Your Internet Connection
Your Mac mini has the Setup Assistant application to help walk you through setting up
an Internet connection. Open System Preferences and click Network. Click the “Assist
me” button to open Network Setup Assistant.
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If you have trouble with your Internet connection, you can try the steps in this section
for your type of connection or you can use Network Diagnostics.
To use Network Diagnostics:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences.
2 Click Network and then click “Assist me.”
3 Click Diagnostics to open Network Diagnostics.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
If Network Diagnostics can’t resolve the problem, there may be a problem with the
Internet service provider (ISP) you are trying to connect to, with an external device you
are using to connect to your ISP, or with the server you are trying to access. You can try
the steps in the following sections.
Cable Modem, DSL Modem, and LAN Internet Connections
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. Also check the cables and power supplies to any Ethernet hubs or routers.
Turn the modem off and on and reset the modem hardware
Turn off your DSL or cable modem for a few minutes, and 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.
Important: Instructions that refer to modems do not apply to LAN users. LAN users
might have hubs, switches, routers, or connection pods that cable and DSL modem
users do not have. LAN users should contact their network administrator rather than
an ISP.
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PPPoE Connections
If you are unable to connect to your ISP using PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over
Ethernet), make sure you have entered the correct information in Network preferences.
To enter PPPoE settings:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences.
2 Click Network.
3 Click Add (+) at the bottom of the network connection services list, and choose PPPoE
from the Interface pop-up menu.
4 Choose an interface for the PPPoE service from the Ethernet pop-up menu.
Choose Ethernet if you are connecting to a wired network, or AirPort if you are
connecting to a wireless network.
5 Enter the information you received from your service provider, such as the account
name, password, and PPPoE service name (if your service provider requires it).
6 Click Apply to make the settings active.
Network Connections
Make sure the Ethernet cable is plugged into your Mac mini and into the network.
Check the cables and power supplies to your Ethernet hubs and routers.
If you have two or more computers sharing an Internet connection, be sure that your
network is set up properly. You need to know whether your ISP provides only one IP
address or multiple IP addresses, one for each computer.
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If only one IP address is provided, 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 Base Station can be used to share
one IP address among multiple computers. For information about using an AirPort
Base Station, check Mac Help or visit the AirPort Extreme website at
www.apple.com/support/airport.
If you can’t resolve the issue using these steps, contact your ISP or network
administrator.
Problems with AirPort Extreme Wireless Communication
If you have trouble using AirPort Extreme wireless communication:
 Make sure the computer or network you are trying to connect to is running and has a
wireless access point.
 Make sure you have properly configured the software according to the instructions
that came with your base station or access point.
 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 might
improve reception.
 Check the AirPort (Z) status menu in the menu bar. Up to four bars appear,
indicating signal strength. If the signal strength is weak, try changing your location.
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 See AirPort Help (choose Help > Mac Help, and then choose Library > AirPort Help
from the menu bar). Also see the instructions that came with the wireless device for
more information.
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 to see if any updates
are available for your computer. You can set your Mac mini to check for updates
periodically, and then you can download and install updated software.
To check for updated software:
1 Choose Apple () > System Preferences.
2 Click the Software Update icon and follow the instructions on the screen.
 Search for “Software Update” in Mac Help for more information.
 Go to www.apple.com/server/macosx for the latest information about Mac OS X
Server.
Learning More, Service, and Support
Your Mac mini does not have any user-serviceable 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 want additional memory installed, contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider
or an Apple Store retail location.
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 from Apple’s discussion forums.
Onscreen Help
You can often find answers to your questions, as well as instructions and
troubleshooting information, in Mac Help. Choose Help > Mac Help.
System Profiler
To get information about your Mac mini, 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.
AppleCare Service and Support
Your Mac mini comes with 90 days of technical support and one year of hardware
repair warranty coverage at an Apple Store retail location or an Apple-authorized repair
center, such as an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). You can extend your
coverage by purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan. For information, visit
www.apple.com/support/products or visit the website address for your country
listed in the table.
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Apple also offers expert support for Mac OS X Server. Beyond the scope of the
complimentary 90-day support, these products offer assistance with in-depth technical
issues for one full year.
2
Mac OS X Server Software Support delivers consultative telephone1 and email
support for networking and workflow issues in Mac OS X Server environments,
including support for command-line tools and mixed-platform integration.3 Mac OS X
Server Software Support also includes all of the features of AppleCare Help Desk
Support, described below. Choose from three levels of support—Select, Preferred, and
Alliance.
AppleCare Help Desk Support gives you a year of expertise for your internal help desk.
1
2
This product provides priority telephone and email support to two designated
contacts in your organization. Covered products include Apple Remote Desktop, Final
Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, Aperture, Logic Studio, Mac OS, and the graphical user
interface in Mac OS X Server. You also receive a subscription to AppleCare Help Desk
Tools, a library of Mac OS installation and hardware diagnostic discs that are updated
quarterly.
1.Telephone
numbers and hours of operation may vary and are subject to change; local telephone fees may apply.
to web-based resources requires the use of a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
on support coverage and eligible Apple technologies are described in the Mac OS X Server Software
Support and AppleCare Help Desk Support plans at:
www.apple.com/support/products/macosxserver_sw_supt.html
www.apple.com/support/products/helpdesk.html
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If you need 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 purchase date 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) 1-300-321-456
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 946 191
www.apple.com/ie/support
New Zealand
00800-7666-7666
www.apple.com/nz/support
United Kingdom
0844 209 0611
www.apple.com/uk/support
Telephone numbers are subject to change, and local and national telephone rates may
apply. A complete list is available on the web:
www.apple.com/contact/phone_contacts.html
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Locating Your Product Serial Number
Use any of these methods to find your Mac mini serial number:
 Choose Apple () from the menu bar and then choose About This Mac. Click the
version number beneath the words “Mac OS X Server” to cycle through the Mac OS X
Server version number, the build version, and the serial number.
 Open System Profiler (in /Applications/Utilities/) and click Hardware.
 Look on the bottom of your Mac mini.
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www.apple.com/environment
Mac Help
ergonomics
For your safety and that of your equipment, follow these rules for handling and
cleaning your Mac mini and for working more comfortably. Keep these instructions
handy for reference by you and others.
NOTICE: Incorrect storage or use of your computer may void the manufacturer’s
warranty.
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric
shock, or other injury or damage.
Proper handling Set up your Mac mini on a stable work surface that allows for
adequate air circulation under and around the computer. Do not operate your
Mac mini on a pillow or other soft material, as the material can block the airflow vents.
Never push objects into the ventilation openings.
Water and wet locations Keep your Mac mini away from sources of liquid, such as
drinks, washbasins, bathtubs, shower stalls, and so on. Protect your Mac mini from
dampness or wet weather, such as rain, snow, and fog.
Power adapter Follow these guidelines for using the power adapter:
 Make sure you push the power plugs snugly into the power adapter, your computer,
and the power outlet.
 Always leave space around the power adapter and use your Mac mini in a location
where airflow around the power adapter is not obstructed.
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 Use the power adapter that came with your computer. Your Mac mini uses a 110 watt
power adapter.
 The only way to disconnect power completely is to unplug the power cord. Make
sure you pull the plug, not the cord.
WARNING: It is normal for the power adapter to get warm during use. Always allow
adequate ventilation and avoid prolonged contact.
Disconnect the power adapter and disconnect any other cables if any of the following
conditions exist:
 You want to clean your Mac mini (use only the recommended procedure described
on page 57).
 The power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged.
 Your Mac mini or power adapter is exposed to rain, excessive moisture, or liquid
spilled into the case.
 Your Mac mini or power adapter has been dropped or damaged, or you suspect that
service or repair is required.
Power specifications:
 Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
 Line Voltage: 100 to 240 V AC
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Hearing damage 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 that may
sound normal but can be damaging to your hearing. If you experience ringing in your
ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked. The louder the
volume, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. Hearing
experts suggest that to protect your hearing:
 Limit the amount of time you use earbuds or headphones at high volume.
 Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
 Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
High-risk activities This computer system is not intended for use in the operation of
nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communications systems, air traffic control
systems, or for any other uses where the failure of the computer system could lead to
death, personal injury, or severe environmental damage.
WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified
in your equipment’s manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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 ventilation
openings in the case. Doing so may be dangerous and damage your computer.
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Do Not Make Repairs Yourself
Your Mac mini doesn’t have any user-serviceable parts. Do not attempt to open your
Mac mini. If your Mac mini needs service, consult the service and support information
that came with your computer for instructions about how to contact an Apple
Authorized Service Provider or Apple for service.
If you open your Mac mini or install items, you risk damaging your equipment,
and such damage isn’t covered by the limited warranty on your Mac mini.
Important Handling Information
NOTICE: Failure to follow these handling instructions could result in damage to your
Mac mini or other property.
Operating environment Operating your Mac mini outside these ranges may affect
performance:
 Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
 Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
 Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
 Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3048 meters)
Turning on your Mac mini Never turn on your Mac mini unless all of its internal and
external parts are in place. Operating the computer when parts are missing may be
dangerous and may damage your computer.
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Carrying your Mac mini Before you lift or reposition your Mac mini, shut it down and
disconnect all cables and cords connected to it. If you carry your Mac mini in a bag or
briefcase, make sure that there are no loose items (such as paper clips or coins) that
could accidentally get inside the computer through vent openings or the optical drive
slot or get stuck inside a port.
Using connectors and ports Never force a connector into a port. When connecting a
device, make sure the port is free of debris, that the connector matches the port, and
that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Storing your Mac mini If you are going to store your Mac mini for an extended period
of time, keep it in a cool location (ideally, 71° F or 22° C).
Cleaning your Mac mini When cleaning the outside of your Mac mini and its
components, first shut down your Mac mini and unplug the power adapter. Then 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. Do not use aerosol sprays,
solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.
Understanding Ergonomics
Here are some tips for setting up a healthy work environment.
Keyboard
When you use the keyboard, your shoulders should be relaxed. Your upper arm and
forearm should form an approximate right angle, with your wrist and hand in roughly a
straight line.
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Change hand positions often to avoid fatigue. Some computer users might 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.
Mouse
Position the mouse at the same height as the keyboard and within a comfortable
reach.
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 are 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 might have to raise your chair so that 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, use
a footrest with adjustable height and tilt to make up for any gap between the floor and
your feet. Or you can lower the desktop to eliminate the need for a footrest. Another
option is to use a desk with a keyboard tray that’s lower than the regular work surface.
Display
Arrange the display so that the top of the screen is slightly below 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).
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Position the display to minimize glare and reflections on the screen from overhead
lights and nearby windows. If possible, use a tiltable display stand. The stand lets you
set the display at the best angle for viewing, helping to reduce or eliminate glare from
lighting sources you can’t move.
Shoulders
relaxed
18–28 in. (45–70 cm)
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
Clearance under
work surface
Thighs tilted
slightly
Feet flat on the floor
or on a footrest
More information about ergonomics is available on the web:
www.apple.com/about/ergonomics
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Apple and the Environment
Apple Inc. recognizes its responsibility to minimize the environmental impact of its
operations and products.
More information is available on the web:
www.apple.com/environment
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Regulatory Compliance Information
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.
L‘utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux
conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de
brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si
ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le
fonctionnement du dispositif.
Radio and Television Interference
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.
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.
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.
 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.)
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.
Important: Changes or modifications to this product
not authorized by Apple Inc. could void the EMC
compliance and negate your authority to operate the
product.
This product has demonstrated EMC compliance under
conditions that included the use of compliant peripheral
devices and shielded cables (including Ethernet network
cables) between system components. It is important
that you use compliant peripheral devices and shielded
cables between system components to reduce the
possibility of causing interference to radios, television
sets, and other electronic devices.
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Responsible party (contact for FCC matters only):
Apple Inc. Corporate Compliance
1 Infinite Loop, MS 26-A
Cupertino, CA 95014
Bluetooth Europe—EU Declaration of
Conformity
Wireless Radio Use
See www.apple.com/euro/compliance.
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in
the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.
Korea Warning Statements
This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity
Cet appareil doit être utilisé à l’intérieur.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
The radiated output power of the AirPort Extreme
technology is below the FCC and EU 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.
Singapore Wireless Certification
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.
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. This device
complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
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Taiwan Wireless Statements
Taiwan Class B Statement
For more information about ENERGY STAR®, visit:
www.energystar.gov
VCCI Class B Statement
External USB Modem Information
When connecting your Mac mini to the phone line
using an external USB modem, refer to the
telecommunications agency information in the
documentation that came with your modem.
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 electronic
equipment manufacturers to promote energy-efficient
products. Reducing energy consumption of products
saves money and helps conserve valuable resources.
This computer is shipped with power management
enabled with the computer set to sleep after 10 minutes
of user inactivity. To wake your computer, click the
mouse or trackpad button or press any key on the
keyboard.
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Disposal and Recycling Information
Taiwan:
This symbol indicates that your product must be
disposed of properly according to local laws and
regulations. When your product reaches its end of life,
contact Apple or your local authorities to learn about
recycling options.
European Union—Disposal Information
For information about Apple’s recycling program, go to
www.apple.com/environment/recycling.
Battery Disposal Information
Dispose of batteries according to your local
environmental laws and guidelines.
Deutschland: Dieses Gerät enthält Batterien. Bitte nicht
in den Hausmüll werfen. Entsorgen Sie dieses Gerätes
am Ende seines Lebenszyklus entsprechend der
maßgeblichen gesetzlichen Regelungen.
Nederlands: Gebruikte batterijen kunnen worden
ingeleverd bij de chemokar of in een speciale
batterijcontainer voor klein chemisch afval (kca) worden
gedeponeerd.
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The symbol above means that according to local laws
and regulations your product should be disposed of
separately from household waste. When this product
reaches its end of life, take it to a collection point
designated by local authorities. Some collection points
accept products for free. The separate collection and
recycling of your product at the time of disposal will
help conserve natural resources and ensure that it is
recycled in a manner that protects human health and
the environment.
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A
audio out port 27
adapters
Mini DisplayPort to VGA
Adapter 13
Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter 13
Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter 13
AirPort Extreme
antenna 25
overview 25
problems 45
using 31
AppleCare
Protection Plan 47
support information 47
Apple Remote 31
buttons 28
using 28
Apple Server Diagnostics 42
applications
Force Quit 36
Front Row 25, 31
Keynote 25
troubleshooting 41
assistants
Network Setup Assistant 42
Server Assistant 14
audio in port 27
B
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battery disposal 64
Bluetooth technology
overview 25
wireless signal 8
button, power 14
C
cable modem 10
carrying your computer 57
chair 58
changing
the desktop 15
password 40
System Preferences 15
computer
cleaning 57
turning on 14
connecting
a display 13, 27
a keyboard 11
a mouse 11
an Ethernet cable 10
audio equipment 27
cable modem 10
DSL modem 10
FireWire devices 27
headphones 27
the power cord 9
to a network 10
USB devices 27
D
date and time settings 41
desktop, customizing 15
Disk Utility 40
display 13, 58
Dock 30
downloading software 46
DSL modem 10
DVD or CD Sharing 16, 17, 18
DVI display 13
E
environment 60
erasing a disk 40
ergonomics 57
Ethernet port 27
external USB modem 27, 63
F
features 24, 26
Finder 30
FireWire
connections 31
port 27
flashing question mark 37
Force Quit, an application 36
Front Row application 25, 31
H
hand positions 57
headphone port 27
I
infrared
turning off reception 29
infrared receiver 25
installation instructions 7
installing
applications 41
installing DVD or CD
Sharing 16
Internet
connecting 10
connection problems 42
IP
address sharing 44
masquerading 45
K
keyboard
equivalents 12
ergonomics 57
Keyboard preferences 12
USB ports 11, 12
wireless 12
Keynote application 25
M
Mac Help 15, 30, 35, 47
Mac mini features 24, 26
Mac OS X Server website 30
Mini DisplayPort 13, 27
Mini-DVI port 13, 27
Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter 13
Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter 13
modem
cable 27
DSL 27
external USB 27, 63
mouse
connecting 11
ergonomics 58
USB connection 12, 27
wireless 12
N
network 10
address translation
(NAT) 45
connections 44
diagnostics 43
setup assistant 42
wireless 10
number, serial 50
O
online resources 47
onscreen help 47
operating environment 56
optical digital
audio in 27
audio out 27
optical disc sharing. See DVD or
CD Sharing
P
parameter RAM, resetting 37
partner computer
Disk Utility 40
DVD or CD Sharing 16
installing Mac OS X 38
resetting your password 40
password, resetting 40
ports
audio in 27
audio out 27
Ethernet 27
FireWire 800 27
headphone 27
power 27
USB 11, 27
video 13, 27
power adapter
plugging in 53
port 9
power button 14, 27
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power indicator light 25
power socket 27
power specifications 54
PPPoE connections 44
problems
See troubleshooting
product serial number 50
Q
question mark, flashing 37
R
remote
delete pairing 28
overview 28
pairing 28
turning off IR reception 29
using 28
Remote Disc 17, 19
Remote Install Mac OS X
Disk Utility 40
installing Mac OS X 38
resetting your password 40
repairing a disk 40
repairs 56
resetting parameter RAM
(PRAM) 37
resetting your password 40
S
safety
important information 53
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power adapter 53
security slot 27
serial number, finding 50
Server Assistant 14
service and support 46
setting up
display 13
Ethernet 10
power adapter 9
your computer 9
Setup Assistant 42
shared optical disc 17, 18
sharing files 17, 18
shutting down your
computer 20
signal
AirPort Extreme 8
Bluetooth wireless 8
sleep 20
software
updating 46
speakers 27
specifications
information about 31
operating environment 56
power 54
storing your computer 57
support 23
support and service 46
System Preferences
customizing the desktop 15
Energy Saver 20
Keyboard 12
Software Update 41, 46
Startup Disk 37
turning off IR reception 29
System Profiler 47
T
telephone support 49
troubleshooting
AirPort problems 45
AppleCare 49
application problems 41
computer freezes 37
computer won’t
respond 36
computer won’t turn on 37
date and time settings 41
force quit an application 36
Internet connection 42
PPPoE connections 44
resetting PRAM 37
service and support 46
using Mac Help 47
turning on your Mac mini 14
typing position 57
U
updating software 46
USB
connections 31
ports 27
V
verifying a disk 40
VGA display 13
video port 27
W
wireless
AirPort Extreme 25
Bluetooth technology 8, 25
keyboard 12
mouse 12
networking 10
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