Is my mac mini worth repairing? help...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by calvino, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. calvino macrumors newbie

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    hey guys!
    I have a mac mini A1176 1.66 intel duo that stop working. :mad: my mini does not power on or does anything is just dead :(

    I try another power supply,a different RAM and hard drive but nothing...
    I found a logic board repair service for $295 http://www.dttservice.com/macmini.html

    Now I'm not sure if it worth paying to repair it since is not the new mini.

    what you guys think ? any advise ?

    thanks :)
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    I hope you tried resetting the SMC before all those other things. Your best bet is selling the mini on eBay for parts. A new refurb mini starts at about $450 and is much faster.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    That's too much since those first gen Minis don't even sell for that much(well maybe by uneducated buyers on ebay:p). Sell it for parts and go buy a new Mac Mini, you can remove your hard drive and install it in the newer one.
     
  4. bplein macrumors 6502

    bplein

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    For $299 you can probably find another Mac Mini, maybe faster than the one you have, used on craigslist.

    I have used DT&T a few times, as they are near where I live and work. They are very good, and if you call them directly, their prices may be lower (they don't keep their web prices up to date all the time)
     

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