Mac mini 2011 failing, logic board ?

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

  1. drasl macrumors member

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    Jul 3, 2014
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    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 ?
     

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  2. grcar Suspended

    grcar

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    Sep 28, 2014
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    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

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

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