WSOD after HDD change

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lov2xlr8, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. lov2xlr8 macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    I have a mid 2011 Mac mini, 2.5ghz i5 4gb ram that suffered from an hdd failure. Went and replaced it with an Intel 520ssd that worked great till you reboot. Then white screen of death, looked it up online and found that people were having identical issues with OCZ ssd's. So I tried it with a 750 GB Hybrid drive, same scenario, works great till you reboot it.
    I am doing a fresh install of Mountain Lion via the USB technique floating around the internet. Everything works great and is fast, just when you reboot that is when things go south. Did the internal diagnostics and everything passed. Is this MacMini able to be saved or no longer any good?
    I was thinking as a last ditch effort replace the drive with an hdd from a Macbook Pro. It's the only other good hdd that I have that has the little apple firmware sticker on the drive.


    Oh and I did the clear nvram as well.
  2. lov2xlr8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Was playing around with the Mac Mini again. I did a internet restore of Lion, not Mountain Lion or a Time Machine backup. I did an upgrade to Mountain Lion a few days after install and it works pretty well, on occasion I'll get a circle with a slash on bootup. Power cycle and it will boot.
    Seems to be working, even installed a 2nd hdd with the Other World Computing kit.

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