No picture from Mini

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jelite, May 28, 2008.

  1. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    I switched it on and nothing comes on the monitor, it starts up, if i put the install disc in i can hear it working, but nothing on screen.

    I did change the RAM (and have put the old RAM back in), tried another vga cable, nothing:(
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    try the monitor on a different computer...

    try a different monitor on the computer...
     
  3. Jelite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The monitor is actually my lcd tv, the PC works fine on it.

    And i tried the old PC monitor with the Mini and still nothing.

    Im guessing i've invalidated the warranty by swapping out the RAM?
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Do this

    and you can try to zap the pram too.
     
  5. Jelite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got no start up beep, just power light, dvd drive reads install disc, thats it.

    It doesnt shut down either, i have to hold the power button in until it turns off.
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Put the old RAM back in - make sure its fully seated too.
     
  7. Jelite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The old RAM is in.

    If it isnt seated properly the power light flashes right?

    Maybe the gpu is dead? But shouldnt it still beep on boot.
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Black screen, power LED on - POST or BootROM failure
     

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