Mac mini won't boot after installing SSD

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by qwez, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. qwez macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys :)

    So recently i got a new Mac mini, the one with i5 2,5 Ghz and the AMD 6630M graphics. I've been loving it, however i found that the hard drive was a bit too slow for me. :p I decided to buy an SSD, the one I bought is the Intel SSD 330 series, 120 GB. So I installed it following iFixit's instructions. I did it with no problems, however, I was in shock when it didn't boot. :(
    Black screen, no startup chime. Not even a gray screen. Fan is on, as well the LED. Did I just break my mini?! :eek:

    I would appreciate your help. :)
     
  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    You have formatted and installed OSX on the SSD, havent you??
    Failing that, check the connections etc again - also check the SSD in another system in case its a dud - unlikely, but you never know!
     
  3. qwez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I haven't installed OS X on it. I made an Mountain Lion install USB, but it doesn't really help because the mini is not turning on. I have tried putting the old HD back in it, no success. Could there be a possibility that I broke a cable or something? I looked around, the cables look just fine... :confused:
     
  4. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Pull everything out again per he video and make sure your P/S is well connected/seated.

    Otherwise, check all connections.

    Good luck.
     
  5. donw35 macrumors regular

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    Time to reverse what you did and get it back to working original condition. Then. Once it's back online and working you can mount the SSD in a USB case, format it and install fresh ML on it or use carbon copy and copy your old hd to the SSD.
     

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