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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Mini won't turn on Reply with quote

I have the A1176, which I believe is the MB138LL/A. I really haven't probably used the Mini in about a year. Had it plugged in the whole time... into a battery backup surge protector. I go to turn it on, nothing. Moved to different sockets, made sure the plugs are all in all the way. Nothing. I left it unplugged for about 2 weeks, tried again. Won't turn on.

Any ideas what it could be / how to test to figure out what it could be? I can't imagine it being a surge... I've had/have a few other things plugged into the same battery/surge protector without any problems.

Any help will be appreciated Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any beeps, lights, fan activity?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard telling, but it could be the power adapter. Does it feel cold to the touch?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@mooblie: Press the power button, I don't hear a sound inside at all.

@devo: I wouldn't call it cold, but it's far from warm. I have one of those voltage tester you hold up to wires. Lights up and beeps high voltage. I'm assuming it's getting power to the end of the cord. I guess that could mean it's something inside the Mini. I've opened it up, I don't see any black or burnt smells.

I was hoping it there was some common issue with a fairly easy/cheap fix Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to say this, but it's probably the logic board. Seeing that you have no light or response from the machine. You could also try pulling and replacing the PRAM battery (a standard CR 2032), but I'm still thinking it's the logic board.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unplug everything from unit, reconnect power cord to unit. hold down power button and plug in, then release.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMini wrote:
unplug everything from unit, reconnect power cord to unit. hold down power button and plug in, then release.

Yeah, resetting the SMC might be worth a shot too.

Here's more information if you need it hafamaca.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: SMC Reply with quote

devo wrote:
MrMini wrote:
unplug everything from unit, reconnect power cord to unit. hold down power button and plug in, then release.

Yeah, resetting the SMC might be worth a shot too.

Here's more information if you need it hafamaca.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
Good concept sometimes this can solve the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I've tried both suggestions. No go Sad

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news = You probably have a dead logic board.

Good news = You can get a new Mac with Mavericks. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hafamaca wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I've tried both suggestions. No go Sad

Thanks for the help!



sorry to hear that..lots of good deals at Apple refurbished site..
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