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mini - help? with my mini


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i have a mac mini and starting today for no reason it turns off it turned off like 5 or 6 times and when i try to turn it on nothing happens for a while i click the power button and i see the power light on but i dont hear the noise that you here when u turn it on. so i keep repeating the same thing a few more times then it comes on. also the times it does not turn on when i see the light if i put my ear up to the mini i hear an small noise. also i have a memory problem but i had this problem for a long time because one min i could have 5gb then another min i could have 50gb and i dont delete or dl anything eather.
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By memory, do you mean hard drive space? How are you determining how much space you have? What's telling you it's up one minute and down the next?

If you have a faulty hard drive, your iMac should still turn on, but won't boot.

Try taking the memory out and putting it in again and see if that makes it turn on.
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We'll be able to help you out a little better if you'd use complete sentences and punctuation, rather than a stream of consciousness.

What kind of Mac Mini is it? PowerPC? Intel (CoreSolo or CoreDuo)?

It sounds to be a hard drive issue, but at this point there's no way to tell.

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Try resetting the PMU.
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its a intel CoreDuo mini
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Same thing only they call it the SMC(System Management Controller).
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There's no battery in a mini (not one you can easily get to anyway)

Zapping the pram and pmu involves a different procedure, and is documented here on Apple's support site.
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Lol, yeah that was silly as I was slightly intoxicated. It's actually the SMC and di you try resetting it?
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Lol, yeah that was silly as I was slightly intoxicated. It's actually the SMC and di you try resetting it?
Haven't you been warned somewhere about drinking and computing? neye:
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