weirdness after Genius Bar logic board swap

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tuc, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. tuc macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    hey there,

    On Thursday I took my uncle's macMini to the local Genius Bar because it would no longer boot. The next day they returned it with the non-Apple 2GB SO-DIMM removed from the top slot and said my third-party RAM was bad.

    Well, no. It turns out it won't boot with any SO-DIMM in the top slot. So I took it back for a "quick drop" on Sunday. On Monday they tell me that they have ordered a replacement logic board. On Wednesday (today) I get the machine back.

    It does boot even though the top RAM slot is filled, however
    (1) I see white-on-black boot text when booting and shutting down, and
    (2) clicking the "Turn AirPort On" button has no effect--it continues to say "Status: Off".

    Any ideas on these? For the first, I notice lots of unexpected stuff returned by "nvram -p":
    Compare this to my machine, which has only
    I figure that could exlpain item (1), but could it also explain item (2)?

    Suggestions for how to proceed, anyone?
  2. tuc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    The AirPort thing is resolved (seemed to be a configuration issue) so I guess I'm only worried about the white-on-black text at startup and shutdown.

    Can I play tricks with "sudo nvram" to solve that one without having to trek back to the Genius Bar?

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