Is my mac mini worth repairing? help...

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

  1. calvino macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
    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

    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


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    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


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    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


    Jul 21, 2007
    Austin, TX USA
    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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