Mac mini: Will not boot up after restart.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DMPDX, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    Hey everyone.
    I bought my parents a mini to use a few years ago so they could have a small little system to check email, surf the web, etc. Until now it had been running very smoothly without anything going wrong. Now, after I restarted the computer, it came to the boot screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel of dash's (not the rainbow colored pinwheel) on the grey screen. I have tried un pluggin and pluggin in again, holding the power button down with no power. Holding the powerbutton down with power until it beeped and flased the sleep light, and then I tried removing every connected device, but nothing has worked. Do you guys have any suggestions? It will be ahrd to find the restore disks, so anything else I should try before them? Any help is appreciated.
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    What model is it?

    Reset PRAM and PMU. See if that works.
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    PMU and PRAm Reset

    EDIT: Damn it all, beaten! :D Oh, and BTW, I can't believe you are still saying good bye to your PB. I am just saying hello! :D
  4. DMPDX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    How do I do it on the mini?
    And its the silent upgrade 1.5GHz/64MB video ram. model. 80 GB, 512 MB.
    Ha, yeah, I havent gotten around to changing my sig for a long time, howeve I still miss it very much.

    Thanks all, I will update you after i do the suggested steps.
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    How long are you waiting for the gears to turn? Possible you are bailing on it before it is finished booting. Let it run for 20 minutes on the gray screen and see if it boots.

    PRAM reset _ hold down Command Option P R (IIRA it has to be a wired keyboard, no bluetooth)

    Boot from the OSX DVD while holding the "C" key, instead of Installing, go to the menu at the top choose Disk Utility, and do a Verify and Repair on the hard drive.
  6. DMPDX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    I left it on the gray boot screen all day yesterday (~8 Hours) So i am pretty sure Im not bailing on it too early. As for the pram and PMU, I reset them, but nothing, still no osx. I cant find y restore cd's, so I hooked up my macbook via target disk mode, and repaired the disk from there. It repaired it, but still, no booting. Is there anything else I can do before I have to possibly buy another set of restore disks?
  7. DMPDX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    Its still doing absolutely nothing. Anyone have ANY suggestions?

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