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Hi, I've been trying to find answers and solutions on my MacMini startup problem.
When I push the power button, the start up chime sounds, the apple logo appears and the spinning reel starts spinning...but it just won't stop and there is no fan noise. I opened the bottom to see if the fan was spinning and it was, but no noise at all. I tried the Hardware Test...it starts but then freezes after a little while. I tried to start up in Safe Mode, but nothing different happens
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Can you boot your Mini with its original install recovery DVD? If you can get it to boot from the DVD, run a verify and repair on the hard drive. You didn't give us any info on which Mini you have and what version of OS X it's running.
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Oh, sorry about that...I bought it in the summer of 2010 and it's running on Snow Leopard.
I can try the DVD, but I was afraid I'd lose everything on my hard drive .
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