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Door stop or usable??

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Door stop or usable?? Reply with quote

I'm looking at a 2007 mini on Craigslist for use as a iTunes home sharing server since my iMac is filling up. Seller says video chip is gone, diagnosed at apple store, meaning logic board replacement, buy a new one for the same price. Is it possible to boot to safe mode for basic video so I could create the settings for home sharing and vnc. Once I have the basic settings use vnc to access and work with. Just needed as a file server for apple tv and music.

Thanks for your time, John
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Door stop or usable?? Reply with quote

IdeaMakers wrote:
I'm looking at a 2007 mini on Craigslist for use as a iTunes home sharing server since my iMac is filling up. Seller says video chip is gone, diagnosed at apple store, meaning logic board replacement, buy a new one for the same price. Is it possible to boot to safe mode for basic video so I could create the settings for home sharing and vnc. Once I have the basic settings use vnc to access and work with. Just needed as a file server for apple tv and music.

Thanks for your time, John
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why buy a computer that has had a major component failure?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: computer Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Why buy a computer that has had a major component failure?

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You are 100% right. Do not look for problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the gnu is gone it wont do you good and your looking at 800.00 to replace the board don't bother
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help gents, didn't think it was possible but never hurts to ask.
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