v2011 Mini Bluetooth issues

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by pszilard, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. pszilard macrumors member

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    I bought a Mini 2011 but it couldn't maintain Bluetooth connection with mouse or keyboard and was only usable with USB connected peripherals. I returned the unit, but was wondering if this was a rare problem, or quite common.

    I am tempted to buy the quad core one some time later.

    BTW, to get 1x256GB SSD costs $A240 upgrade, but to get 2x256GB Apple is charging $A1,200. I may not be good at maths, but can't see why it should be more than twice the cost of one!
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually $460AUD and $1200AUD respectively.

    It does take more work to put two drives in a Mac Mini than just one as you can see in repair guides, but I do agree that the price increase to put 2 SSDs in vs 1 is rather steep.
     
  3. pszilard thread starter macrumors member

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    Twice 460 is 920. Once the box is already open changing a second drive should be quicker than opening and closing the device twice!
     
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a look at the repair guides it's a lot more work putting two drives in a Mac Mini 2011 than one. To get an estimate of prices for Apple CTO upgrades, you have to ignore the cost of the replaced hardware (in this case 2x2.5" 500GB 7200rpm HDDs), then allow for premium priced hardware which factors in Apple needing to retest with the new hardware installed.

    Whilst the pricing often looks excessive, it's no accident how Apple prices it. If you are willing to do upgrades yourself you can often do it a lot cheaper.
     
  5. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I think a lot of folks initially had some issues with the new Bluetooth 4.0. However, once I went in and manually set mine up, I've never had another issue with it finding my bluetooth devices (keyboard, trackpad and mouse) I will say that it isn't as fast as the previous version of bluetooth at connecting to the devices on reboot, but it does connect each and every time without fail. I am running the quad-core server and couldn't be happier.

    I initially bought the 2.5 core i5, but returned it in favor of the quad-core because I do a lot of ripping. In most cases it cuts the ripping time down by half. I love that! It was the right decision for me to go with the quad-core. Having the AMD GPU really didn't mean much to me, since I don't game. The Intel HD3000 does everything I need.
     

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