Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to patrickl27)
This is the first thing to try......SMC reset...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to Dave Stowe)
thanks, however it did not work.
additional details: I forgot to mention that the computer did not work at first after installing the RAM, so the people at bestbuy took out the hard drive to back it up, we later reinstalled the hard drive and fixed it, but from then on the fan was going too fast.~patrick
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to patrickl27)
Run the Apple Hardware test, as per > Using Apple Hardware Test
It sound like the Hard Drive's Temperature sensor is damaged or has not been correctly reconnected to the logicboard.iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.2), Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to den.thed)
thanks, the hardware test had error code: 4SNS/40000000:TAOP-128.000
would this be the problem and if so how can I fix it? ~patrick
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to patrickl27)
I have no idea if they removed, damaged or just forgot to plug the sensor back in. You really should take it back and make whomever worked on it fix the problem.
If you want to look at the teardown yourself, see > Mac Mini Repair - iFixit
Also if you do not feel comfortable with the service you received at BestBuy, report them to Apple and take it to another Authorized Apple Service Provider or Apple Store.