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Thread: Mac Mini Intel 1.66 - not starting up

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    Apr 26, 2011
    Mac Mini Intel 1.66 - not starting up

    - Kernal Panic (diagnosed by Apple store cooked HDD) so replaced HD with 250gig SATA 2.5.
    - It seemed to start up ok, but when the screen asked where to install the OS and hard drive wasn't visible.
    - Couldn't eject disc.
    - Removed optical drive and retrieved disc.
    - Attempted start up and machine would make right noises then turn itself off, on, off, on constantly until power cut off.
    - Took cover off checked everything plugged in, seemed ok
    - Attempted start up, only LED lit up and fan moving, nothing else, no screen no normal start up noises

    I need some pointers if anyone can help out would be appreciated, cheers

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    Nov 25, 2005
    Sounds like a logic board issue. But have you tried replacing the memory or plugging only 1 stick in at a time, alternating sockets? Along the same line, try swapping out the memory with different sticks if you have any. It's a long shot but worth trying.

    Also, did you swap out the CPU recently?
    Macbook Air 11" 4gb, 128gb SSD (2012)
    Mac Mini i5 16gb, 128gb SSD, 1tb internal, 2x 1tb external (2012)
    MacBook Pro,4gb,128gb SSD (early 2008)
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    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2011
    yet the logic board is no good, I didn't earth myself to machine first that must have caused the problem, live and learn i guess!

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