Mac Mini issue

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mclld, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. mclld macrumors 68000

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    I recently bought an early 09 Mini, I used it a couple times with no issue. Today however it will not boot up. When I hit the power button the white screen comes up and a progress bar shows to be loading but stop very early and it power off. Any suggestions? It has an intel 2.0 ghz, 4 gigs ram, 128 gig ssd and osx 10.8
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    When it is off, press the power button to turn it on. Then right after you hear the startup noise, press and hold the shift key until you see the Apple logo. Does it fully start up like this in Safe Boot?
     
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am using a Windows keyboard so do I still use the shift key?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No luck with that. I am able to boot into recovery
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    When in recovery, try to verify and repair your main startup drive using Disk Utility.
     
  7. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It says everything is find when I do repair and verify. I tried selecting the reinstall option and it lets me choose between the restore partition and the other partition, it says both are locked
     
  8. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I wiped the drive and when I try to download Mountain Lion it prompts me for my Apple id and password, when entered it says it is temporarily unavailable
     

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