Need help with Mac mini crash

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 1twojay, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. 1twojay macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2012 Mac mini that suddenly stopped booting. It will go into a continuous loop of trying to reboot and show the following kernel panic screen. I've heard it could be either a RAM issue or motherboard failure.

    If anyone can help out it would be appreciated.

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Is the RAM factory-original?
    Or did you change it at some point?
    IF so, do you still have the original RAM?
    Have you tried re-installing it?

    Do you have a second EXTERNAL drive that is "bootable to the finder"?
    Do you have another Mac on which you could MAKE one?
     
  3. treekram macrumors 68000

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    What OS version (High Sierra, Sierra, etc.) are you running? Do you have a fusion drive or an encrypted disk? Is the disk HFS+ or APFS?

    If you have a fusion drive, it could be the problem discussed in the following link:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7114384

    The first error message you're seeing would point to a disk issue. If you have a bootable external disk and try to boot from it and you get the same message, then that would point more to a RAM or other hardware issue. Has anything changed recently on the computer?
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Can you get into recovery mode?
    Hold down ⌘r during restart.
     

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