Mac mini 2011 failing, logic board ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by drasl, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. drasl macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Hey guys just wanted a second opinion about this Mac mini 2011.

    As soon as I try startup I get these strange graphics around the apple logo.

    The computer never fully restarts and actually goes into a restart loop.

    I included a few pics.

    I have tried*
    -Changing RAM
    -Changing HDD
    -PRAM reset and all of that
    -Changes PRAM battery
    -Boot from external drive (OSX)
    -safe mode

    Apple hardware test (extended) found nothing wrong.

    I suspect that the logic board is failing, any contradictory theories ?

    Attached Files:

  2. grcar Suspended


    Sep 28, 2014
    Time to look for a new machine on eBay. If you have the mid-range macmini5,2 with the i5 cpu then I would recommend the macmini6,1 MD387LL/A which is comparable to your machine but with intel graphics. A lot of the overheating of the 5,2 seems to be caused by the last non-intel graphics chip on that unit. If you have a macmini5,3 then you are in a tough spot because the used 6,2s are super expensive.
  3. drasl thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Thanks for the reply, and yes its definitely time to start looking around for a new mini.

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