Problems with Mac Mini Late 09 model

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nizmoz, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Guys, our fairly new Mac Mini has been acting up a bit. It freezes a lot with the little soccer ball on the screen. From webpages and other things. It just does it a lot. I did the boot reset procedures and none of those fixed it. Any ideas?
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Your problem right now is a bit too vague. It could be dozens of things, ranging from a simple software problem to hardware failure. We need more information. Do only certain apps cause the problem, or does it happen OS wide? Does it only happen when doing certain things? Do you hear any strange sounds coming from the system? Have you tried an OS reinstall?
     
  3. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    That's just normal!:p;)
     
  4. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    As Cubehacker said it's a little to vague to diagnose, how much memory do you have?. Are you using lots of plug-ins on the web browser?

    Also have you just updated to 10.6.4? If not it might worth a go.
     
  5. nizmoz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's the standard base model Mini. I forget the specs. Sorry. But it happened all over the OS no matter what APP. I just did a Time Machine backup and reinstalled the OS and now restored it. We will see how it acts now.
     
  6. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    If it's the base model it's probably got 1gb, which might struggle on certain tasks.
     
  7. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Of RAM? No, mate... the 2009 Minis all came with at least 2GB of RAM.


    Oops. Scratch that... apparently not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Mini

    Man alive... 1GB of RAM in a new computer, bought in 2009? That sucks... I'll take it in a netbook, but anything heavier than that?! Nah, that's poor.
     

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