Mac Mini 2012 SSD heat Problems

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hamkor04, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    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)

    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

    Anyone experiencing, any SSD incompatibility?
  2. hfg
    macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    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.)
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    San Fran, CA
    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.
  5. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2009
    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.
  6. macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    this. the fan wire is knocked loose. 95% sure.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    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 :(
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    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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