Fried Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by alphacrust, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. alphacrust macrumors newbie

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    Has Apple done anything to address the number of Mac Mini's that have suffered from fried logic boards ?

    Just found out that my Intel Core 2 Duo (2GHz model) Mac Mini has been absolutely toasted inside due to a failed graphics chip, fan and various surrounding components.

    My machine was barely 6 months out of it's 12 month warranty period. Surely this can't be acceptable ?!?

    Is there any retribution to be had with Apple over this ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Paul.
     
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    This is the first I've ever heard of this issue. I'm sure you can ship it to Apple Care.
     
  3. Ered macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue at about 11 months. It seem to be a popular issue due to the fact they had spare boards at the apple store and fixed it on site in a day or two. :confused:
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    imo, the default fan speeds on all macs are too low. all that quietness comes with a price... more heat, which leads to quicker component failure. that's why so many macs work perferctly fine the first year or so then start breaking down 18-24 months after.

    if your mac is between 1-2 years old, your best bet is to check with your credit card company to see if they double the original manufacturer's warranty. both my amex and visa cards do that.
     
  5. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. I always recommend the Fan Control preference pane. It's simple - just set the minimum speed, and two thresholds. You can still have an inaudible or nearly inaudible computer, but still keep temps 5F to 10F lower than the default settings.
     

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