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Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2006 11:09 AM (in response to trdlgmsr)I have both these problems following system overload/freeze. Telephone support told me to take it to an Apple Store. Looks like firmware/BIOS problem to me.
iMac DV 450MHz, 640MB, 20GB HD, Airport Xtreme Mac OS X (10.3)
I had the same response from Apple phone support - take it back to the Apple Store. So yesterday I did. After spending an hour unplugged - the time it took to drive to the Apple Store and wait for my appointment - the Mini works fine.
So, essentially unplugging it and carrying it around for the afternoon seemed to make the problem disappear.Mini Core Duo, eMac G4, iMac Core Duo, Powerbook G4 15, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2006 3:08 PM (in response to trdlgmsr)I've had the same issue too. What I did was turn off the Mini, and I left it unplugged for about 45 seconds. When I plugged it in again and booted it, all was well. I think it's a PRAM issue that is fixed by leaving the Mini unplugged for a few moments.Mac Mini, Intel Core Solo, 1.5 GHz 512 MB RAM 60GB Sata HD, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Beige G3 266 MHz, 40 GB IBM Hard Drive, External SuperDrive
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 2:07 PM (in response to Joshua Converse1)I had a Mac Mini Duo which did not start up on first plugging it in.( Bought May1, 06 )
Resetting the PMU allowed me to start it....but the fan was on all the time,( howling! ) unless the unit was asleep or off.
Unplugging it or resetting PRAM resulted in the same state as the original: ie it wouldn't start without resetting the PMU.
After hours of running utilities etc., I took it to the Apple store. They confirmed it was a hardware issue but referred me back to Apple, since they said this was a custom order ( 1GB RAM, 100GB drive ) and they therefore could not replace it.
After an hour long phone call, I finally got an RMA number after arguing this was a DOA item.
A bit of a hassle!
Mac Mini Duo 1.6 Mac OS X (10.4.6) 1 GB RAM, 100 GB drive
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 2:51 PM (in response to Volker Striepe)Yes in the end our problematic Mac Mini had to go back because startup became permanently erratic. Then the replacement had the problem with the fan being on all the time ...
And finally the Apple store mucked up the data transfer. We wasted many hours and unnecessary visits to the shop over all of this. Not impressed!iMac DV 450MHz, 640MB, 20GB HD, Airport Xtreme, Mac OS X (10.3)