mac mini restore discs??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ivnj, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    I lost my mac mini restore dics that came with my late 2006 mac mini. The install 1 and 2 with apple hardware test. I found ones on ebay for 35 dollars. Half of the 68 apple wanted. I know its a lot but 10.4 is outdated. So its not bad for 35.

    Anyhow it says mac mini but doesn't say model or year. So does anybody remember what version late 2006 mini came with. Was it 10.4.5. And it also says AHT version 3A102, Disc version 1.0 - 2Z691-5738-A. Does anybody have the original discs and can verify that or know how to if not.

    I need to run hardware test and want to make sure that is the right discs. Cuz its model specific.

  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Mac mini late 2006 came with 10.4.7 or later ones 10.4.8. The builds were 8j2135 or 8n1430.
  3. ivnj thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    So that 10.4.5 probably wouldn't work?? Anyhow I saw a guy on ebay selling one but it was from the uk and the box also says brittish on it.

    So not sure if that would work. Or is it all the same even it was uk. They all had the same software and that would allow me to run apple hardware test.
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    You could just buy a Snow Leopard upgrade and use runs great on the older Intel machines. HERE is the store page.

    Edit: I need to not skim. I can't remember if SL retail includes hardware test. Someone else want to chime in on that?
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    No, the retail Snow Leopard disc doesn't come with the diagnostic disc. In my experience though, the hardware diag. disc is next to useless anyway.
  6. ivnj thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    You meant the hardware diagnostics on the snow leopard is useless? Or Apple Hardware Test? Anyhow I just ordered from apple directly. Yesterday she said 68 dollars. Today he charged me only 34 dollars including tax and shipping. Not sure why the lady yesterday said wrong. These are the part numbers for my late 2006 if anyone is interested.

    2z691-5887 - install cd number 1

    2z691-5860- install cd number 2

    Instead of "800-myapple" I called "1-800-275-2273"

    Ebay wasn't any cheaper. So good for apple and I'm getting the exact numbers. No guessing.
  7. Sawdust macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2011
    I have discs for OS 10.5, OS 10.4 Tiger (CPU Drop in DVD), all 3 OS 10.3 Panther discs as well as numerous discs for Adobe and Apple software. Sounds like you don't want to lose usable apps.. If there is anything you could uselet me know?

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