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Mac Mini 1,1 "intel 1.5" - working only from exter

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Mac Mini 1,1 "intel 1.5" - working only from exter Reply with quote

The mac mini wont recognize the internal drive, have tried 2 different working ones, but still wont show on disk utility. I was able to load Leopard using the CD drive and an external USB drive. System works fine, but slow with this set up, but if the SATA adapter houses both the CD drive and the internal HDD, why would the CD drive work and not the internal drive?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the adapter might have been broken at some point.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you have a mac mini with a bad drive card a new one is not going to be cheap i would just upgrade
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