2011 Mini Restarts Randomly

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Pecans, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Pecans macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    So I've had my 2011 Mac Mini with 16gb ram for about a year and a half now and it has had a weird issue its whole life where it will just randomly "click" and then restart with no cause about once or twice a week. However, in the past month the restarting has gotten more frequent. It could be because I've recently been doing a lot of iMovie/iDVD work but I'm not sure if thats the case. I ran memtest to see if it was the aftermarket ram but it passed everything fine. I thought it could be the HDD but I've already had the HDD replaced once by Apple about 5 months after I bought the computer and I feel like it's not likely for two HDD's to fail. Anyone have any idea whats going on? Any help is immensely appreciated!

    P.S. The problem seems a lot more likely when Skype is running but it still crashes when Skype isn't open.
  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
    Did Mac Mini run fine for some time after Apple replaced HDD ?
  3. Pecans thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I don't remember exactly but I think it ran fine for a month or two before it crashed again.

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