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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Mac Mini 2012 SSD heat Problems

Hi Guys

Still can't figure it out, why Mini is getting hot when I install SSD (in normal browsing) but no probs with original HDD (even heavier tasks)

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OCZ Agility 3 120GB (I had this in my MBP 17 for few month, wasn't any heat or other problems)
and run hardware test, got this error
All the necessary troubleshooting done
and this is second time I reinstalled again
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Anyone experiencing, any SSD incompatibility?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Hi Guys

Still can't figure it out, why Mini is getting hot when I install SSD (in normal browsing) but no probs with original HDD (even heavier tasks)

Got
Mac Mini 2012 i7 (non server)
OCZ Agility 3 120GB (I had this in my MBP 17 for few month, wasn't any heat or other problems)
and run hardware test, got this error
All the necessary troubleshooting done
and this is second time I reinstalled again
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Anyone experiencing, any SSD incompatibility?
Is it actually running hot to the touch?

Is your fan functioning? It is very easy to damage the fan connector when disconnecting it. Use a fan control app to manually rev it up so you can hear it running.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Is it actually running hot to the touch?

Is your fan functioning? It is very easy to damage the fan connector when disconnecting it. Use a fan control app to manually rev it up so you can hear it running.
No it's not damaged , that was my first thought. I tried he'd back an everything normal as soon as I install ssd it getting hot ( well, pretty worm in light running.)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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just an fyi...I've got two ssd's in my 2012 mini, one from Crucial and one Kingston. Both working good, and no heat issues whatsoever.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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That's an error that indicates the fan isn't working. As someone else suggested, are you certain the fan is running? Flip the computer over, take off the bottom cover, and turn it on. The fan should always be spinning when the computer is on.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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That's an error that indicates the fan isn't working. As someone else suggested, are you certain the fan is running? Flip the computer over, take off the bottom cover, and turn it on. The fan should always be spinning when the computer is on.
this. the fan wire is knocked loose. 95% sure.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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this. the fan wire is knocked loose. 95% sure.
I really apreciate your help.
But 100% sure it is not a wire. Everything is back after installing original HDD. But it started to run fan at high speed, very noisy. Sometimes, it is will run even in "idle". But couple of days now fan not working again. Can't do any work (video editing) i have to see those "genious" guys
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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Not an SSD issue, I concur with the other folks: fan. Only two things come to mind, loose or broken wire.
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