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2007 Mini, no boot, no light, no anything

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: 2007 Mini, no boot, no light, no anything Reply with quote

Ok, so I upgraded my 1.83 C2D Mini to a T7400, and a new WD Black 256G HD [verified working, installed clone of OE disk on it]. After the install I attempted to start the mini, the status light came on once, then went out and no activity since. It will not do anything. I decided to reinstall the original processor to see if that was potentially the problem, to no avail. So I have a newly acquired paperweight and a bit miffed about it.

Yes, I was wearing the proper ESD gear, working on an ESD pad and wearing a wrist strap...
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummers. Have you tried resetting the SMC? If that gives you life, you could then try zapping the PRAM. I guess you could also try swapping out the drives again.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try it with the cover off, and also make sure that all of the connectors are seated. Maybe the power connection came loose?

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you might have cooked the power supply this is the model with the external power supply isn't it and if you had a bad power supply and didn't realize it you most likely poped the power supply
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I checked it at least 5 times to verify I had no loose connections. Its dead, and I m fairly certain its the main board.

I did just try it with the cover off like you asked, no change.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
sounds like you might have cooked the power supply this is the model with the external power supply isn't it and if you had a bad power supply and didn't realize it you most likely poped the power supply


Yes, its the external powersupply model.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For good measure, I have ordered a spare power supply to try on it before pulling it apart and parting it. I also reinstalled the OE cpu in preparation. If this doesnt fix it then I will just hold off for a new mini in my specs rather than try to upgrade another.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea to try because i had three mini's where there power supply couldn't muster the power for the upgrade
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New power supply... nope... still dead
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that sucks!!!!

Another mini bytes the dust
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Mini 1,1 upgraded to T7600 won't boot Reply with quote

Upgraded my mini to a C2D.

Plug in and fans comes on but won't boot or even chime on startup.

any ideas?
All cables connected back up as far as I can I tell.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop the top and double check all the connections.

You can run it without the top on it so you don't have to keep opening it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow...hate to hear that..any power surges in your home lately?
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