Mac mini solo does not turn on after processor upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, May 12, 2013.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    I have upgraded my Mac mini solo with T7200 processor. I did not even break the nylon screws of the heat sink. But when I reassembled it does not power on at all. Kindly let me know what steps I should take to make it turn on.
     
  2. EmlynDewar macrumors member

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    I've just done the same upgrade tonight, a bit fiddly but no problems.
    Maybe you've got it sorted now, but are you sure you re-connected all cables?
    Are you getting any lights at all when pressing power button?

    Did you upgrade the memory at the same time?

    I guess if all else fails, try the Core Solo again to see if it powers up with that. Could be a dodgy T7200 you'd been shipped?
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    look at the mobo there is a small wire to plug in. I will try to find a picture.


    power wire connection

    http://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/mJlMftalJCUHIMWC.huge



    full mobo guide

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing+Mac+mini+Model+A1176+Bottom+Housing/1116/1



    good luck with that.
     

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