2011 Mini Restarts Randomly

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

  1. Pecans macrumors member

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    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

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

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

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