My Mac Mini Won't Restart!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mvelinder, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. mvelinder macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2006
    My Mac Mini died last night apparently...

    I had gone to bed and when I woke up in the morning to get on the computer it was frozen. I noted the clocked showed 10:23PM, after I had gone to bed, so something apparently happened while I was asleep.

    When I try to boot it, it shows a blank grey screen which eventually goes to the finder folder question mark flashing back and forth. It was working fine last night...

    I've tried unplugging everything but the monitor, mouse and keyboard and it still doesn't work. I've tried the steps listed on about it too, and it didn't help.

    Is there anything I can try at home before having to take it into the Apple Store?

    Or should I just try to boot it from the CD and re-install OS X?
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    can you boot it from the cd?
    if so, run disk utility and repair the drive as a first check.
    Also, run Startup disk and choose the internal hard drive to "bless" it
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you installed any RAM recently? Have you installed any other hardware or software recently?

    Did you try fsck, resetting the PRAM and resetting the PMU? I doubt the PMNU will help but the first two might. :)

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