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mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

This is a discussion on mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies within the Big Macs Archives forums, part of the Archived Threads category; hi, folks, i thought i'd ask for a quick diagnosis before this goes to the shop: my mac mini 1.83 ...

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    Default mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

    hi, folks, i thought i'd ask for a quick diagnosis before this goes to the shop:

    my mac mini 1.83 (intel) turns on for one or two seconds, then dies. (the power light comes on then goes off). any ideas? i've tried to reset the SMC (that's the equivalent of the PMU reset on PPC macs), wala rin. sometimes it won't even turn on. have moved the plugs around, etc.

    thanks for any insights. (this is under applecare, anyway, but i'd still like to know what's gone wrong.)
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    Default Re: mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

    in PCs, if that happen, the culprit is usually the power supply. I'm not sure if there is a power supply in the mac mini

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    Default Re: mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

    It could be two things. First, it could be the internal power supply (probably logic board) or second the big power supply brick is faulty. You can try checking your Mac mini using a spare power brick if you have one and see if that is the problem.
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    Default Re: mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

    +1 on what Saparyman Ryan said. You've the routine troubleshooting procedures. It's time to check it into the Apple hospital to get it healed.
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    Default Re: mac mini problem: on for one sec, then dies

    i'm quite sure it may be the internal power supply...the mac mini of a friend had the same problem last month and had it fixed by ynzal...they had to replace the power supply...





 

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