My new mac mini 2011 is dead

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chemasevi, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. chemasevi macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    My mac mini with only 20 days of use has died due to motherboard.The problem has been with the ram socket for the second memory socket does not support the following happens:

    When I put a memory in the second RAM socket that happens but if you just put memory in the first socket is working properly.Mac mini is now in the repair service because Apple would not change the unit for 14 days have passed.
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Your mini is likely fine, the 3 beeps suggests the RAM is defective. Is this the OEM RAM or did you upgrade it yourself?
  3. dh2005, Aug 12, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011

    dh2005 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010

    Okay. Well, that's annoying, and you have my sympathy...

    ... but these things happen. Apple are fixing it. Not really anything to make noise about in my opinion, with all due respect.
  4. chemasevi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Is this the OEM RAM.The mac only starts when you have a ram memory inserted into the first socket of RAM .When I insert it in the second RAM socket issues these 3 beeps.I've tried other ram memory and this works on the first socket but not the second socket so it is a motherboard problem.
  5. chemasevi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Did this issue happen randomly one day or only after you opened up the case and started to fiddle w/ the RAM?

    It's certainly possible you rec'd a machine w/ a bad solder and took a few days to finally deteriorate to a point where it shorted out. I'm just trying to pin point the circumstances surrounding your first encounter w/ the problem.

    I had a similar issue before but it was due to defective RAM. Once I put in a different stick all was good
  7. Akula971 macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2006
    Perfidious Albion

    I expect you took anti-static precautions whilst fiddling around?

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