Need help with Mac mini crash

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

  1. 1twojay macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    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


    Feb 20, 2009
    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

    Nov 9, 2015
    Honolulu HI
    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:

    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


    Apr 13, 2011
    Can you get into recovery mode?
    Hold down ⌘r during restart.

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