:'( My Mac Mini Wont let me login, wont boot from leopard disk .. OMG help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tego10122, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. tego10122 macrumors newbie

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    My mac mini just stopped working one day , it'll boot then it'll show "loading mac osx" then it'll hang on a blue screen with the mouse. I tried using the leopard install disc and it spits it back out... I don't know what to do.

    My sound port doesn't work so I can hear the chime to start into safe-mode. It's frustrating me. Please help!
     
  2. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    seems to me its got some stomach problem. take it to your nearest hospital (Apple store)
     
  3. tego10122 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they are gonna charge me a million dollars to fix it.
     
  4. tego10122 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot help you because I have no idea why, but I figure the best i could do to help you is bump this so someone who knows why might see it...

    good luck....:)
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Did you try booting from the OS X disc by holding down the "C" key?
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Firstly, the MacMini has a builtin speaker, if you've managed to mute the sound, it is possible to restore it's default (make sure there's nothing in the audio out port). You can reesetting the PRAM, on powerup, via pressing and hold the following keys.

    Command+Option+P+R
    and wait for the second screen refresh.

    After, try using the hardware diagnostic cd/dvd and do a in-depth hardware check. It's usually contained on the Leopard DVD, but instead of pressing "C", press "D".


    Apple won't charge you a million bucks to fix it provided it's within it's first 12 months, as they have 1 year warranty. However, if you've been inside the machine, for an memory upgrade or what ever, then yes. Apple will charge a fairly hefty price to fix it; as the Mini isn't user-serviceable.


    Also, there's a trouble shooting page for the new MacMini
    (since you don't say which year yours is)
    http://www.macusersguide.com/photo-gallery/mac-mini/
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Actually opening a Mac mini and doing an upgrade doesn't void the warranty, but if it's been damaged because of it being opened and upgraded then that damage won't be covered under warranty.

    The OP providing additional information would also be helpful in providing help.
     
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I think, at the end of the day, Apple doesn't need to honour the warranty if Apple can tell/prove the MacMini been opened by a non Apple service centre. In the new 2009 MacMini's there nothing inside that's serviceable other than upgrading the RAM, CPU is now surface mounted.
     
  10. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Without knowing which model and how old your mini is....it's tough to offer much help
     
  11. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Rubbish. There's no "Warranty Void if Opened" stickers or label, so there's nothing to stop you opening it.
     
  12. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Of course there is nothing stopping you. Even so, the fact remains that you aren't technically suppose to service it yourself. However, the only way they will know is if you mess up while it is open.
     
  13. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    True, but on page 39 of the Mac Mini manual, it states:

    WARNING: Do not attempt to open your Mac mini. ...Your Mac mini doesn't have any user-serviceable parts.

    Seems to me they're covered should they choose not to honor the warranty.
     
  14. MrSEC macrumors regular

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    Well, if they really want to void the warranty by opening it they should state: "warranty is voided if opened." A warning doesn't allow them to void the warranty......unless you damaged it opening it....that's a different story.

    That's like the "swim at own risk" signs at swimming pools,that DOES NOT release the pool owner from responsibility.
     
  15. tego10122 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  16. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    This review Macworld: Mac mini (Late 2009), states:

    "Apple confirmed that you can still upgrade your mini without voiding the warranty. However, as in the past, upgraded components—third-party RAM and hard drives—are not covered by the mini’s warranty, and if you break anything in the process of upgrading, such damage is not covered."​

    My understanding of that statement is that Mac minis can be user upgraded.
     

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