Mac Mini won't boot up

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cbt3, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. cbt3 macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a recent model Mac Mini that is less than a year old, when trying to turn it on, it gets to the boot screen, the bar gets to around 40% full, and even that takes several minutes, and then it just shuts off. Any idea what could be happening? How do I even trouble shoot this if I can't access the OS?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    #2
    Try starting in Safe mode.
    If that does not work then startup in Recovery and use Disk Utility to run first aid on your internal drive.
    Here is a list of keyboard combinations that shows how to access those two modes.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255
     
  3. treekram macrumors 6502a

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  4. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    Any progress?
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    You need to try booting from "an alternate source".

    Another drive, USB flashdrive, recovery partition, etc.
     

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