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krazzyborri
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Please help!!!! Multiple issues!!!! Reply with quote

Little by little my Mac mini has degraded... The Bluetooth has been very intermittent for years. I stopped using my Mac wireless keyboard just because it's so frustrating. The wifi also is intermittent. I installed smc fan control and it has helped a lot. Bluetooth and wireless not as intermittent as before.

Next issue has been the usb's. About once a week I loose all the USB connectivity. I don't have anything that draws too much power. Usually just a powered USB hardrive and the dongle for the wireless mouse/keyboard. Once. Even went down to just the dongle ad the usb's still dropped off.

My SuperDrive stopped working! All types f discs. It takes in the disc spins fr about 20 seconds and ten spits it out. I'm guessing it just crapped out.

So in order to save my mini, I formatted the HD. It's a 2009 Mac mini. Reinstalled leopard, applied all updates, installed the snow leopard update, and all the software updates. SuperDrive still doesn't work. Was working ok for a few days now the wifi is acting up.

I'm so frustrated! I love my mini, but it's driving me nuts!!! I was even going to upgrade to ssd and 8gb next week and Mountain lion, but now I'm having second thoughts...

Any suggestions???
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I would have taken it in when it started acting up years ago.

That's what you should do now.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take it into Apple as well.

YOu can try to run diagnostic testing on your own. Hold D upon bootup. You might need to hold it for about 1 minute. If it boots into the OS, then put in your system disk #1 and reboot while holding D.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I will take it in. My luck it will work perfect and they will look at me like im nuts!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No your not nuts but it doesn't sound good
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
To be honest, I would have taken it in when it started acting up years ago.

That's what you should do now.

SC
Truthfully speaking if you have the money buy a new one.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Smithcraft wrote:
To be honest, I would have taken it in when it started acting up years ago.

That's what you should do now.

SC
Truthfully speaking if you have the money buy a new one.



Most companies (like mine) will charge about an hours labor ~$100 to diagnose your computer. Usually that fee will be applied towards labor if something needs repair. If you salvage the computer or buy a new machine from the company, normally they will waive the labour fee.

Bottom line it's worth having someone take a look at it. If you are prepared to purchase a new machine if the logic board is faulty. If you've been limping along this long you may want to wait until a new model is released and be prepared to purchase it if needed.
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