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HELP after a reboot out of Windows Vista!!!

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: HELP after a reboot out of Windows Vista!!! Reply with quote

Hey,
I bootcamped into Windows yesterday and everything went well. After I was done, I had my dual-core mini boot back to OSX.
I then switch my TV over and basicly forgot about it for a while. When I switched inputs to go back to my Mini, I noticed no picture on the screen, the TV said no signal, and no power light on my Mini and worse of all, the fan is running full speed whenever the power cord is plugged in!

So here's what I tried:
1. Used a bluetooth keyboard in to try to bring up the early boot menu.
2. holing down the power button to make sure the capacitor is fully discharged. (it works on older PC's so I figured it was worth a shot)
3. Opened the case and made sure that the fan thermostat plug was in, t was.

Any other suggestions?

Should I reseat the RAM, etc?

Any help would be MUCH appreciated.


Oh, and here's my Mini's specs:
Early/Late 2006 - MA206LL/A
2GB RAAM , 320GB HDD


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys (all at the same time) at startup. This will reset the PRAM and fixes a lot of issues like you mentioned. If that doesn't work, unplug everything from the back including the power cord and wait a minute. Then plug just the power cord back in and hit the power button. This is how you reset the SMC. I wouldn't worry about re-seating the RAM unless you had it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grover Time wrote:
Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys (all at the same time) at startup. This will reset the PRAM and fixes a lot of issues like you mentioned. If that doesn't work, unplug everything from the back including the power cord and wait a minute. Then plug just the power cord back in and hit the power button. This is how you reset the SMC. I wouldn't worry about re-seating the RAM unless you had it out.


Well, I opened the hood just to make sure RAM was still in good, everything was in and tight. I've had RAM work itself loose from an older ibook before.

I don't have a USB keyboard handy, just the Apple Bluetooth one. Wil the PRAM reset still work?

I've left it unplugged all night to no avail.

And as soon as the powercord mates, the fan just kicks in, no other sign of life
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can reset the PRAM with a Apple Wireless keyboard. You just need to do it during or right after the startup chime is playing. Same thing goes with selecting the startup disk.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3273
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
You can reset the PRAM with a Apple Wireless keyboard. You just need to do it during or right after the startup chime is playing. Same thing goes with selecting the startup disk.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3273




Therein lies the rub.
I do not get a startup chime. When I plug the power cord in, the fan kicks on and that is it.

no LED
no signal to monitor
no HDD spinup
no chime
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, got it. It could be the system board. I know it's an Intel-based machine, but try unplugging everything and plug the power cord back in while holding down the power button. The let it go and press it again. This is more like a PMU reset, but you never know.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
Okay, got it. It could be the system board. I know it's an Intel-based machine, but try unplugging everything and plug the power cord back in while holding down the power button. The let it go and press it again. This is more like a PMU reset, but you never know.


Thanks for the suggestion.

No luck whatsoever.

Is there any hope?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it sounds like you might have a bad logic board. You could try pulling (for a good 15 minutes) or replacing the CR2032 PRAM battery on the logic board. Having a bad battery can also cause issues like you are experiencing too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="blazer"]Yeah, it sounds like you might have a bad logic board. You could try pulling (for a good 15 minutes) or replacing the CR2032 PRAM battery on the logic board. Having a bad battery can also cause issues like you are experiencing too.[/quote


THX for the suggestion!

I popped the battery out of my NEO GEO Pocket Color (I just replaced it last month) and swapped t out with the CR 2032 that was in my Mini.

No luck, it just spins the fan at high speed, and gives no LED or HDD spin up at all, just like before.

Anything else I should try??
I *NEED* ideas.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't think of anything else. I'm still thinking it's your logic board, which probably isn't worth replacing at this point. I mean, unless you can find a cheap one on eBay. Most dealers are still asking around $250. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well........

I've tried everything.

I guess I'll pop the HDD into an external case, and look at upgrading.

My Mini waited until I was unemployed to die!!!

Weird, huh?????
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's always the way man. Sad

Wish that I could think of something else, but it sounds like you've tried just about everything. You might try popping into an Apple store to hear what they can offer. You just never know.

Wait... have you tried booting to the restore disk? What is the working condition of the optical drive?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I had to give up.
Omnious, my old Mini has given up the ghost.

Pluribus, my NEW 2012 Mini is sweeeeeet! She's fast, pretty and HDMI!

Thanks everyone for your help, I appreciate it!

Now if I could just find the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop..............
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Hard Drive on Desktop Reply with quote

madman123 wrote:
Now if I could just find the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop..............

Click on an open spot on your Desktop
then click on "Finder" in your Menu Bar
that runs along the top of your Desktop.
In the Dropdown choose "Preferences".
In the Preferences Dialog Window that
opens, select "General" and then "Check"
the Hard disk Checkbox.

All Internal Hard Drives will magically appear.
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