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Robert Carter

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I have a Mac mini 2020 model serial # H2VP302LQ6NY AND IT FREEZES ANFTER IT COMES UP FROM SLEEP CAN ANYONE HERE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS?
 

rm5

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This might very well be a bug, or OS issue. Have you tried reinstalling and/or using Erase All Content and Settings?
 

Fishrrman

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Mr. Carter:

When everyone is going the obvious way, and failing to reach their goals, then it's time to look for the UN-obvious way of doing things.

DON'T put it "to sleep", and it won't crash on "wake-up".
Just put the display to sleep (or reach forward and turn the display off).

The difference in power consumption (for the Mini) between "sleeping" and "awake, but idling" is so small as to be almost negligible.

At night, just shut it down.
Reboot in the morning.
Takes less than a minute.
 

Robert Carter

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Mr. Carter:

When everyone is going the obvious way, and failing to reach their goals, then it's time to look for the UN-obvious way of doing things.

DON'T put it "to sleep", and it won't crash on "wake-up".
Just put the display to sleep (or reach forward and turn the display off).

The difference in power consumption (for the Mini) between "sleeping" and "awake, but idling" is so small as to be almost negligible.

At night, just shut it down.
Reboot in the morning.
Takes less than a minute.
that sounds like a smart plan to me can you point me in the direction on how to keep this thing from sleeping?
Mr. Carter:

When everyone is going the obvious way, and failing to reach their goals, then it's time to look for the UN-obvious way of doing things.

DON'T put it "to sleep", and it won't crash on "wake-up".
Just put the display to sleep (or reach forward and turn the display off).

The difference in power consumption (for the Mini) between "sleeping" and "awake, but idling" is so small as to be almost negligible.

At night, just shut it down.
Reboot in the morning.
Takes less than a minute.
so far it's working well
 

zgagato

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Try to disconnect everything except the display, mouse and keyboard. Maybe some usb device does this?
Or it can be a ram problem. Give it to some repair shop to put the ran out and in the slots again.
 

Fishrrman

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LeeW complains:
"Great solution, ignore the issue"

What works, works.
I've been following that principle for 35 years with Macs.
And they run great.
 
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Fishrrman

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Robert Carter --

What do you have connected to the Mini?
(other than keyboard/mouse)

HOW do you "wake" the Mini when it's sleeping?
(for example, "I right-click the mouse")
 

floral

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I have a Mac mini 2020 model serial # H2VP302LQ6NY AND IT FREEZES ANFTER IT COMES UP FROM SLEEP CAN ANYONE HERE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS?
Maybe if you stuff a few heated pillows directly where the fans are, it'll be unfrozen in a jiffy! In fact, it'll probably catch on fire. Don't consider doing that.
 
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Fishrrman

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OP wrote:
"click the mouse"

OK.
Then, my next question is going to sound nonsensical:
Do you LEFT CLICK the mouse (normal click), or do you RIGHT CLICK the mouse (equivalent to a control-click)?

Seriously... if you're just left-clicking...and nothing happens...
... try putting it to sleep, and then RIGHT click the mouse.

Here's one other thing to try:
If the mouse isn't giving you results, reach around and press the power-on button momentarily.
Does that change anything?
 

Robert Carter

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OP wrote:
"click the mouse"

OK.
Then, my next question is going to sound nonsensical:
Do you LEFT CLICK the mouse (normal click), or do you RIGHT CLICK the mouse (equivalent to a control-click)?

Seriously... if you're just left-clicking...and nothing happens...
... try putting it to sleep, and then RIGHT click the mouse.

Here's one other thing to try:
If the mouse isn't giving you results, reach around and press the power-on button momentarily.
Does that change anything?
I'll do that I've been waking it up with the space bar and it hasn't frozen on me yet the wife uses the mouse and it freezes on her so I told her to use the use the space bar for now
 

Honza1

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This has been very confusing discussion and I cannot even find out, if anyone suggested the simple and obvious suggestion...
Did you try to run Disk Utility and "First aid" in it? When my system had similar behavior, ended up being disk errors. Try it, it should be non destructive.
Now, you should ALWAYS have good backup. Time Machine is simple choice - and yes, some do not like it and it has some issues - but it is easy to setup. On separate external drive. Make sure you have a backup and it works.
If you eventually still have issues and First Aid in Disk utility does not find anything, it may be time for more advanced things. But having backup is critical, unless you do not care about what is on your disk.
You can always go to Apple and ask them to check it, it should be free in Apple store (if you have one nearby) to identify the problem. It may cost money to fix if it is hardware problem, but evaluation, problem identification, and any software fix, should be free.
... it really should not matter, if you wake the computer by left, right click on mouse or spacebar. There shoudl not really be any freezing of the computer.
 

Fishrrman

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RobertCarter wrote:
"so far it hasn't froze since we wake it up with th space bar"

Then... you have found "the solution".

What works for you... works.
 
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