weirdness after Genius Bar logic board swap

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

  1. tuc macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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