Mac mini - turning itself off

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by miametro, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. miametro macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    I don't know if it's overheating and turning itself off, or if there's a more serious problem.

    i had a harddrive problem 8 months ago, and when it was returned the fan ran at full speed, constantly. i took it back to them, and they said the sensor lead hadn't been connected, they did it and everything has been fine ever since.

    however, in the last few weeks, there have been two days where the mac has just crashed repeatedly, after it'd been on for a few hours.

    it sits on a glass table, with the vents facing but not up against the wall. if i leave it for a couple of hours, it seems to solve it, leading me to the overheating scenario. it's now out of warranty and i can't afford to have it fixed if there's anything wrong with it, so i'm just wondering if the same thing has happened to any of you?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Install Temperature Monitor and see how it does. If it's not overheating, you may have a SO-DIMM going bad.
  3. cMacSW macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2006
    Had a mini that would run from 30 minutes to a day at a time, turned out to be bad RAM, none of the RAM test tools detected the RAM as bad, had to just take a chance and replace the RAM.

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