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

    Aug 10, 2007
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    Sounds like you broke something. Take out the RAM in the broken slot.

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

    Oct 9, 2008
    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

    Aug 10, 2007
    Ok was using wrong restore disk found the one for the mac mini now need to fix the ram slot

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