No video from Mini A1176 after upgrading

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Diogones, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Diogones macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Hey all,

    I have a Core Duo Mac Mini A1176 that I recently decided to upgrade. I swapped out the hard drive with an SSD, replaced the CPU with a 2.0 C2D, and upgraded the RAM to 3GB after flashing the firmware from 1,1 to 1,2.

    After putting everything back together and switching the Mini on, however, I have no video. The Mini light turns on just fine, I do have keyboard input, and there is a normal startup chime. However, there is no output from the DVI port whatsoever.

    I swapped the DVI cables, tried a different monitor, reset the PRAM, reset the SMC, and double-checked to ensure everything was assembled correctly. However, I still can't get any video. It is frustrating because I know the Mini works: all the functioning signs prove this. I just can't get the video to display.

    I even put the Mini in Firewire Target Disk Mode, and the SSD appeared on the host Mac without issue.

    I'm worried that something may have been broken off or damaged during the CPU upgrade, which is chancy anyway. I have done this upgrade before, but you never know.
  2. barat macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2013
    I have the same problem with my mac mini a1176.

    Were You able to fix this problem?
  3. Ender Speaker macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013
    I don't have answer for your question, but have question for you regarding flashing the firmware from 1,1 to 2,1. can you point me some link to follow procedure?

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