mac mini 1.66 ghz starts, then restarts, then restarts....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by selloutt, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. selloutt, Apr 9, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011

    selloutt macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
    my mac mini is stuck in a cycle of restarting.

    i start it, hear the apple chime, see the apple on the display, and then it immediately restarts, and this will happen over and over infinitely...

    same thing happens if i boot in safe mode

    any ideas on what this could be or how to fix it. obviously its old and i dont want to put alot of money into it, but maybe its something i can fix ?

    any info appreciated

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Failing resetting the smc, there are some More suggestions in the link in my sig. Could be your HD is failing.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    indeed, I boot into Target Disk mode with the help of a male Firewire to male Firewire cord and another Mac. From there you can see if your HD is dead(but I'd expect to see something else at start up if that was the case) but at least you can get your files off the Mini if you have not backed up with in a timeframe you need files from.

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