Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:49 PM   #1
Joe needs help
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
I can't log into my mac mini

My mac mini has lines across the log in screen and won't let me log in. It freezes up when I click on my account. I can log into safe mode and tried several things but the problem persists. I am currently trying to reload the OS but it froze with the same problems on the language selection screen after restarting with the original install disk from safe mode. Dose anyone have any ideas on what to do?
Joe needs help is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:29 PM   #2
Macclone
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe needs help View Post
My mac mini has lines across the log in screen and won't let me log in. It freezes up when I click on my account. I can log into safe mode and tried several things but the problem persists. I am currently trying to reload the OS but it froze with the same problems on the language selection screen after restarting with the original install disk from safe mode. Dose anyone have any ideas on what to do?
Buy a new one.
Macclone is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:00 PM   #3
Joe needs help
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macclone View Post
Buy a new one.
I know it's shocking but that's not helpful. Thanks though for letting the rest of us know the extent of your wisdom.
Joe needs help is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:51 PM   #4
xlii
macrumors 68000
 
xlii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millis, Massachusetts
Try using the original install disk and instead of booting from it, try to run disk utility from it. Use disk utility to check your hdd for errors. If your hdd is good... I'm kind of stuck as to what to do. If your hdd is bad you could try to replace it if you have another one at hand. Obviously if your machine is still under apple care that would be where to go for a fix.

If you can't re-install the OS it's a 90% chance that it is either the hdd or the motherboard and if it's too old for applecare then it might be time for a new one.
xlii is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:32 PM   #5
Macclone
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe needs help View Post
I know it's shocking but that's not helpful. Thanks though for letting the rest of us know the extent of your wisdom.
Can you deny that it would fix the problem? Since you gave no details, one could assume it was old and had a failing GPU. Shocking, but it is not helpful to ask without ample info.
Macclone is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:26 AM   #6
benwiggy
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe needs help View Post
it froze with the same problems on the language selection screen after restarting with the original install disk from safe mode.
If the installer disk won't load, then that points to a hardware problem.
However, if you can boot up into Safe Mode, then that merely suggests that you've added or altered some System components, so you should be able to fix that.

What exact Mac model, and what OS version?

If it is a hardware problem, it is possible that it could be repaired, rather than simply tossing it on the landfill and buying a new one. Sadly, the cost of repair may be prohibitive, depending on the model and what's needed.
benwiggy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:58 AM   #7
northernbaldy
macrumors 6502a
 
northernbaldy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: the north, UK
Book an appointment at your closest apple store
They can run a hardware test for you
__________________
17" MacBook pro, MacMini Server, iPhone 5 64gb, AppleTV, iPad 32gb wifi, 11" MacBook Air
northernbaldy is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Updated 2/20 Build Log: Mac Mini TARDIS enclosure [Warning: pic heavy] Astroboy907 Community Discussion 19 Feb 21, 2014 12:01 AM
HELP, HELP cannot log into my mac Sossity Mac Basics and Help 1 Nov 9, 2013 02:32 AM
Mac Mini 10.8.2 Crash, Can Anyone Decode This Crash Log? cocacolakid OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 0 Nov 29, 2012 10:20 PM
My Mac won't let me log in. PMM SDN EX MacBook Pro 9 Aug 28, 2012 09:21 PM
App Store crashes when I log in or log out echo.park OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 1 Aug 3, 2012 01:52 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC