Mac Mini Hard Drive Failure?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mix123, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. mix123 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Hi. I have a core 2 duo mini that has unfortunately crashed. I use it to run plex and that's all it's used for. Recently it would keep locking up, when you would reboot it it would make the mac hard drive sound repeatedly until it would eventually boot. Not the chime the jrrrr jrrrr that macs make when you fire them up lol. I cant explain it any better than that. I was getting kind of sick of rebooting it and then hoping it would eventually boot so I tossed in the OSX install disk. So I tried to do a fresh install and would get an error every time. I formated the drive and now the install doesnt even start it just says it cannot install osx on this disk. Disk utility says the drive is fine, I verified it.

    Is this a hard drive failure? Or could it be something else. Just wondering if anyone has any insight on this before I replace the drive. Thanks.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If you have an external HD, you could install OS X in it. If it boots, then the HD is bad
  3. mix123 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007

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