New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Mac Mini Intel 1.66 - not starting up


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
vn3801

 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posts: 14
vn3801 is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: oh dear, Powermac G5 DP 2.0Ghz 160GigHDD

vn3801 is offline
Hi,

- 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
QUOTE Thanks
Avenger2SER

 
Avenger2SER's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 25, 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 280
Avenger2SER is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" 2.4ghz C2D (early 2008)

Avenger2SER is offline
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 Pro 2.4 C2D,4gb,320gb 7.2k,10.6 (Primary)
iMac G3 600, iBook G3 500, PBook G3 233, Atom WHS
16gb iPhone 4, 32gb iPhone 3Gs, TV1+2, iPad 32gb
QUOTE Thanks
vn3801

 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posts: 14
vn3801 is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: oh dear, Powermac G5 DP 2.0Ghz 160GigHDD

vn3801 is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac only starts in Safe Mode | mac pro that'll create 3d movie! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Data Partition: Using a FAT32 Partition to exchange data between Mac and Windows XP MartinT Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 9 11-12-2009 02:56 AM
what's the best superdrive that'll work in a 2005-2008 intel mac mini ? mooker Apple Desktops 0 09-27-2009 10:31 PM
Mac Mini G4 or Intel? rzj90059 Apple Desktops 6 09-12-2009 03:33 PM
Hacker Upgraded Intel Mac Mini with Merom/Core 2 Duo Chip techster82 Apple Rumors and Reports 16 06-15-2006 07:40 PM
Intel Mac Mini in for service bowadoyle Apple Desktops 7 06-10-2006 10:10 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?