mac mini video card is DEAD can someone help???????

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by crawlspace, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. crawlspace macrumors newbie

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    the apple store told me it would be $350 to replace the video card. Can anyone tell me if i can buy the card and install it myself?
     
  2. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Which version of the Mini is it? The Mini uses an integrated chip (Except maybe the first G4 version, i'm not sure) so that is probably the price to replace the entire board, and at that price you might as well try to buy a new one.
     
  3. crawlspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I"m not sure. The mac is at home and i went to the office. Sorry. It is about one years old.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The video card is integrated into the motherboard, so no, you cannot buy another one and "fix" it yourself.

    If it's not passed 1 year, can't applecare cover it?
     
  5. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, if it is under a year old it should be covered under your 1 year warranty. If not and if you didn't buy AppleCare then there may not be much you can do...
     
  6. crawlspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    WTF?
     
  8. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i guess he meant for the price of the board for the mini he could get a dell inclusive monitor and hackintosh it ;)
     
  9. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    bingo...! :D
     
  10. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Funny, didn't realize the OP wanted to buy a Dell and hack it. I thought he was asking for help on how to fix his Mini.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Better just fix it, for how much they asked if you love your :apple:Mini :)
     
  12. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    for what he pays for the board he could simply look at ebay if there is a nearly new one for sale maybe with broken hardrive or so ..and use it for spares
    at least thats what i would do if its not covered by warranty any longer

    there is not much else in the mini anyway ,,, logicboard ,some ram ,a hardrive and a airportcard ..ah i forgot a fan
     

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