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ilawrence
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini (2009) Reply with quote

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB, 320 GB. Hi won a Mac Mini at a local auction. I only got the unit and the power supply. I purchased a Mini-DVI to VGA Female Monitor Cable Adapter to use with my existing monitor. I have a keyboard as well. I hooked up everything but all I get is blank screen. One time I got a message insert bootable dvd, I think. Please help a apple newbie.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you really need the grey System DVDs that would have come with it originally to start it up, and maybe re-install the System. However, if you haven't got them, you haven't got them.

Options:
(a) contact Apple for replacement grey startup DVDs - they need to know your exact Mac model - they're not interchangeable between models - (Apple will make a small charge - probably)

or

(b) get (eBay?) a full retail copy of something like OSX Snow Leopard to start up from that.

Put that DVD in, startup while holding "C"...
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep mooblie is right, sounds like the HD was erased before it was sold. His options for getting the OS are correct.
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