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2006 Mini 1,1 not seeing SATA HD but sees PATA Superdrive.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: 2006 Mini 1,1 not seeing SATA HD but sees PATA Superdrive. Reply with quote

Input would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
Here is what I did:

- Pulled out the 1.5ghz core solo and put in a 2.33 Core 2 Duo.
- Put in two 2GB sticks. Mini didn't like it (I have to upgrade the firmware 1st).
- Replaced the two 2GB sticks with two 1GB sticks.
- Mini now turns on but SATA HD does not boot ("? folder").
- Booted Snow Leopard DVD without problem and Profiler recognizes 2GB RAM and 2.33Ghz Processor. Profiler, however, does not see a SATA hard drive attached.
- Installed different (brand now) SATA hard drive. Profiler still doesn't see hard drive.

In both cases I never heard either HD drive spin up, I understand though that the HD needs a bus signal and power to do so.

So the question is: What the heck could cause the mac mini to see the PATA Superdrive but not see the SATA hard drive?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Interconnect Board Reply with quote

Bought a new interconnect board on eBay for $15. Fixed the problem. Seems the SATA connector might have gotten stressed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky it was a cheap part!

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