Dead Mac Mini - What to Do With It?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by czachorski, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. czachorski macrumors 6502a

    czachorski

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    Original revision 1 Mac mini - 1.25 Ghz G4, 80 GB HD, 512 MB RAM, pre-ordered the same day as the keynote she was announced. Died of bad logic board. She was only 2.5 years old, but because she did not have insurance (Applecare), she could not afford the expensive medical treatment to repair her logic board, and she passes away in the summer of 2007. :(

    I had it diagnosed by a genius at the Apple store $400 to fix. Why, oh why, did I not get Applecare on a rev 1 Apple product - I know better. I won't make the same mistake with my iMac next month.

    Anyway - what are these things good for with a bad logic board? It was fun to take it all apart to see how all the pieces fit together. I moved the RAM into my G4 PowerMac. The CD-RW, and HD are practically not worth the effort of selling them on ebay. The case may have some interesting functions - maybe turn it into a external HD enclosure.

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    If the 80GB isn't even worth selling for you, you can send it to me as a gift. :D
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  4. teflon macrumors 6502a

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  5. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    i'll give you my address...i'll pay for postage to me:rolleyes:
     
  6. booksacool1 macrumors 6502

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    ebay?
    Either buy a motherboard or sell the mac mini on it, its still worth a 'little' bit.
     
  7. toru173 macrumors regular

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  8. Not-a-cliche macrumors regular

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    Simple.

    Why pay for a coaster, when you already have a Mac mini?
     
  9. MyMac8MyPC macrumors member

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    $400? :eek: What are they smoking? :rolleyes:

    We bought a new Mac mini for 469 last month, so 400 to just fix a older one sounds awfully high, plus there are plenty of tech sites that sell Mac mini parts for very little $.
     
  10. ADent macrumors 6502a

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  11. jersey macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'd part it out..... or list the entire thing on ebay, and be honest about the board being fried.

    People will buy anything.
     
  12. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    i'd give you a little money for it and pay for shipping:)
     

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