Worst Mac crash Ever

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chinmaythosar, May 5, 2012.

  1. chinmaythosar macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    I have a mac mini 2011 base model connected to a dell hdmi monitor .. The mac just freezes once a day and logs show nothing happened .. This is my first mac and its pissing me off .. http://t.co/JRcko0xP
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA

    That's happened to me once a month or so ago, it's probably a bad graphics chip. But that doesn't describe my incident, it happened in the middle of using my Mini, restarted and it was fine since. Only occurrence since owning the Mini on release day in 2011.

    Mini server connected to a Vizio LED HDTV via HDMI.

    Take your Mini in, if you can't get it to back up let the geniuses know and they might swap the HDD's for you. Might being a keyword.
  3. archipellago macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2008
    thats completely normal based on my experiences.
  4. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Non of this happened to me.

    So, tell us about the MacMini, such as how much ram you have installed, and what programs have you downloaded/installed to name a few questions.

    MacMini 2011 / 16 GB or ram.Gskill / 5400 rpm hdd / Dell U2412M 24 inch monitor
  5. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Havent had that on my 2.5 i5 mini before.

    The only advice I would have before taking it to an Apple retailer would be to make sure that all your applications are set in the same resolution as your native. This caused me a few problems until I realized this.

    Good luck!
  6. chiefwhosm macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    First off let me say I don't know anything about macs, because I'm a PC user.

    However, in the world of PCs I'd claim either what qCzar said about a failing gpu, or (and I'd say it looks more likely) that your GPU is overheating to the point of crashing your entire system.

    Could the vents have become clogged with dust etc etc?

    Or maybe you just have it on too long doing gpu intensive things (I was considering a mini for 3d modelling in modo - now I'm curious as to whether it'd cook the thing :D)

    Chief :)
  7. tshrimp macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    This happens to me when I have an app that is open (and can even be minimized onto the dock) that runs at a different resolution than native. If the computer goes to sleep, or if I switch between users I the system looks to freeze. I did find that it was not freezing, but just no displaying the information from the computer to the monitor making it look frozen. I can use shortcuts to reboot and all comes back. I just make sure the typing program that causes this is closed after use and all seems fine.
  8. chrono1081, May 5, 2012
    Last edited: May 5, 2012

    chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar

    OP as others have stated, its a failing GPU. Its unfortunate but it happens. Contact Apple and see what they can do for you.
  9. 199708 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2008

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