Need help with a rebuild

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eab191, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. eab191 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    I have a mac mini from about 2004-2005ish can't remember exactly, but a few years ago my HD crapped out on me. I bought the wrong size drive and gave up on it. It now lays in about 3 pieces with the insides being exposed for years. I know i need to replace the HD and they are cheap enough now, and i might even up the RAM now that I'm going to be rebuilding it entirely. Is there anywhere i can bring it to have it rebuilt if i buy the parts? and have the OS be put on it also? If there is even anyone out here willing to do it i will pay. Thanks
  2. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    New refurbished mac mini on apple store online is 519 dollars and is much better than the g4. Ebay the parts and get a new one. Rebuilding that will cost too much now adays..
  3. eab191 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    i am upgrading my HD in my macbook to a 750gb hybrid drive and i wanted to take my current macbook drive and install that in my mac mini. I also have my stock ram from my macbook a 1gb stick i can throw in my mac mini. The rebuild is just a matter of getting everything back in the case and running again
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    if it is a 2005 mac mini you need an ide hdd not a sata hdd. if it is a 2005 mac mini it is not an intel. you are better off selling it on ebay for parts. use the money to get a 2009 or a 2010 mini.

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