Mac Mini - Powers Up, but no chime or video

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Chupa Chupa, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I have an '07 vintage (DVI) Mac Mini I use as a media center. I haven't used it in a few months & its been shut down during that time. I went to start it up today & the power light went on & I could hear the fan start up but no start-up chime & no video.

    I did an PMU reset to no avail. I'm thinking the logic board is done (it's under warranty & I have an appt. with a "genius" tomorrow). Just wondering if there is anything else I should try before I bring it in.
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    You could try zapping the PRAM. Hold down the Command + Option + P + R keys when powering up, (normally) you'd wait until you hear the system startup chime 3-4 times and then let go. I think even without the chime, you'll be able to hear it cycle, so cycle it 3-4 times and see if that helps any.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  4. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Just got back from the Apple Store. They confirmed it was a bad logic board and are replacing it (still on warranty).

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