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Sweet Witch
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[Beginner] tiny little mac?

Hi guys,

Ok, my father is in the ICU and I need to get some files from his computer, but the only mac thing I can find near his desk is a small maybe 8" square by 1.5" high box on his desk under a monitor with a mac logo on the top. There's a slim optical drive sitting on the top of it too.

Forgive this pc girl, but is that the actual computer?

If so, what model is it so I can look up the manual?

Thanks!
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Ctrl Alt Del
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It's probably a Mac mini: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Mini

Depending on how old it is it will have a DVI or HDMI port for connecting to a monitor.
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SuperNet9
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Yea, it is prob a mac mini..
If you go to the apple logo on the top left and click on system pref, it will give the model #


Sweet Witch
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Ok, and is the SS drive sitting on top of it the main drive or an external?

Stay around, I'll need lots of help with this alien computer in a few weeks!
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Mike
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Want to try that one again?

SS drive? Solid State?

Mini doesn't have solid state, if I recall correctly.


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Is this what you're looking at?

The unit on the bottom is the Mac Mini. It has USB ports in the back if you need to plug in a USB drive to copy files to & from.

The unit on top is the Apple slot loading optical drive, which connects via USB to the back.
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Sweet Witch
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said by HiVolt:
Is this what you're looking at?

The unit on the bottom is the Mac Mini. It has USB ports in the back if you need to plug in a USB drive to copy files to & from.

The unit on top is the Apple slot loading optical drive, which connects via USB to the back.
That's it
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kerriskandie

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reply to Sweet Witch
MacMini, best'sleeper' Mac out there.......

Even the Cybermen can't delete it...................


Sweet Witch
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reply to Mike
said by Mike:
Want to try that one again?

SS drive? Solid State?

Mini doesn't have solid state, if I recall correctly.
Ok My father is an external fanatic but I wasn't sure.
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Sweet Witch
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said by kerriskandie:
Even the Cybermen can't delete it...................
I bet the Borg could though
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reply to Mike
said by Mike:

Want to try that one again?

SS drive? Solid State?

Mini doesn't have solid state, if I recall correctly.

But one could probably just add an SSD if they wanted to. It's tight in there but possible,......


Jackarino
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reply to Sweet Witch
Do you know how to get the files?


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Daleks could take care of the Borg....................


Sweet Witch
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said by Octavean:
But one could probably just add an SSD if they wanted to. It's tight in there but possible,......
It's an external Solid State Drive, something called a Mercury Extreme Pro 6G.
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Sweet Witch
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said by kerriskandie:
Daleks could take care of the Borg....................
Only if the Daleks can rotate the frequency of their lasers
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Sweet Witch
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said by Jackarino:
Do you know how to get the files?
No freaking clue. I can access the sidebar to see the programs but neither a right click or hitting Return will actually open anything. It just switches back and forth between some open program and a black screen with something like open program icons on it.
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Mike
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This might be helpful.

Shift + Command (looks like a square with 4 pig tails) + 3 is screenshot. They'll be placed on the desktop with a time stamp.


rjackal
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reply to Sweet Witch
Hmm.. doesn't really sound like Mac-like behavior.
Pictures of what's on the screen would be helpful.


Sweet Witch
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I can't get it to turn on now. I didn't shut it down yesterday, just turned off the monitor, and I just turned the monitor back on and it couldn't find a signal.

How do I get the beastie out of sleep mode?
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Mike
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space bar.

If that doesn't work, hold the button on the back in for about 5 seconds, give it a second, then push it again then wait for the chime.


Sweet Witch
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Ok, got it running.

I've managed to open the address book - how do I print it??


rjackal
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File > Print is pretty much universal for all apps.


Sweet Witch
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And where is 'file'?


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Top Menu bar.....


kerriskandie

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reply to Sweet Witch
K9.............kills all, Daleks, Cybermen, Borg,Terminators and those pesky Cylons.................


Sweet Witch
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reply to kerriskandie
Ok, it wanted to print one contact per page so I saved it as a .pdf on the desktop instead of printing over 300 pages.

And how do I stop a print job?
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Sweet Witch
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said by kerriskandie:
K9.............kills all, Daleks, Cybermen, Borg,Terminators and those pesky Cylons.................
But K-9 isn't a Dalek!!
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rjackal
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reply to Sweet Witch
Just pull the plug on the printer at this point, to save paper and ink, and figure it out later. It depends on if there's any printer software installed.


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Woof!


Sweet Witch
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The printer is installed just almost out of ink.