How do I force Apple*hardware test to happen?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wellander, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Wellander macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    How do I force Apple*hardware test to happen?
    This is what my system profiler sais
    Apple Hardware Test:

    Last Run: 3/23/06 7:48 PM
    Version: 1.1 MM
    Test Suite: Quick Test
    Result: Passed

    But I want to run one.
    The last run is too long ago.
    Thanks
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    You run it from the install CD/DVD's that came with your computer.

    Hold "C" while booting...
     
  3. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I do not see it in the cds?
    Can you please post exactly what to do.
    When I use your directions all I get is the mac osx installation dialogue.
    Thanks.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    The hardware test is a freestanding, bootable CD that came with your Mac. It is separate from the restore discs. Unless something has changed recently, it must be run from the CD and can't be installed.
     
  5. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Do they come with the Mac mini g4?
    I do not recall seeing it when I opened the box the first time to set up the computer.
    Do I have to order it?
    Thanks.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Not on all models -- some have a separate silvery CD, but on some it is included on the OSX DVD Disk One.

    Read the fine print on each of the install disks, one should say "includes Apple Hardware test"
     
  7. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Thank you very much.
     
  8. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    mine is on the main install disc if i recall correctly (checked and it is), it even gives you the directions on the disk as well:)
     

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