Having problems installing osx on my mac mini 2010

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thatg, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. thatg macrumors member

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    Hey so using a youtube video i installed a ssd i purchased into my 2010 mac mini. Install went mostly well besides cracking one of the holder slots for my ram. But ill come back to that. Before the install i formatted the hard drive as an osx journaled drive so thag i could install osx on it. Now trying to load osx from my restore disks leaves me with a blank white screen and using a usb thumb drive with osx on it gives me a dimmed screen that reads. You need to restart your computer hold the power button. Any solutions? Ive tried holding c when the computer starts and it doesnt bring me to disk utility which i thought was on the osx install dvd.


    As for my ram slot. Like an idiot i didnt release the ram from the metal prongs. I instead pulled the prongs out a bit with the ram. Im thinking the only solution is to superglue them down or stick something against it before i close the enclosure. I appreciate any input and ideas.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you broke something. Take out the RAM in the broken slot.

    What OS version is on your thumbdrive?
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Are you using a retail Mac OS X disc or the one(s) that shipped with the Mac mini?
     
  4. thatg, Mar 24, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011

    thatg thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok was using wrong restore disk found the one for the mac mini now need to fix the ram slot
     

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