Computer beeps at startup

Check that the memory DIMM is compliant. The Mac mini computers have a single memory slot. The slot accepts a standard PC2700 or PC3200 184-pin DIMM with the following specifications PC2700 or PC3200 Synchronous DRAM SDRAM maximum of 16 memory devices on the DIMM unbuffered do not use registered or buffered SDRAM The Mac mini has a 256 MB base memory configuration, which can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 GB. 2. Reseat the memory into the slot.

Replacement Procedure

Important Replace the thermal pad on the bottom housing whenever you replace the logic board or the bottom housing, or if the pad is torn, withered, or damaged. For more information, refer to the Thermal Pad procedure in this chapter. 2. If necessary, install the following on the logic board For instructions, refer to the replacement procedures for these individual parts.

Removal Procedure

Free the power button cable from the kapton tape on the internal frame. 3. Pull the Bluetooth antenna up and out of the openings on the plastic rail. Free the antenna cable from the kapton tape. Important Take care handling the Bluetooth antenna as a bent or warped antenna will affect Bluetooth connectivity. 4. Set the Bluetooth antenna off to the side and out of the way. Note The Bluetooth board and antenna cable are connected to the mezzanine board located under the internal frame. 6....

Reset the PMU with the Top Housing

Pmu Switch

You can also reset the PMU by directly pressing the PMU reset switch located on the logic board. Follow these steps to access the PMU reset switch on the logic boar 1. Unplug all cables from the computer. 3. If necessary, remove the internal frame to access the battery. 4. Measure the voltage of the battery in the battery holder. The battery should measure 2.6V to 3.0V. If the battery does not have minimum voltage, replace the battery. After replacing the battery, wait 10 seconds and then reset...

Exploded View

Mac Mini Exploded View

Optical Drive 661-3438, Combo, 24x, Slot 661-3464, Super Drive, 4x - Power Adapter, External 661-3463 Optical Drive 661-3438, Combo, 24x, Slot 661-3464, Super Drive, 4x 661-3440, 80 GB, 2.5 661-3439, 40 GB, 2.5 661-3465, 256 MB DDR 400 661-3466, 512 MB, DDR 400 Logic Board 661-3461, 1.25 GHz 661-3462, 1.42 GHz 661-3440, 80 GB, 2.5 661-3439, 40 GB, 2.5 661-3465, 256 MB DDR 400 661-3466, 512 MB, DDR 400 Logic Board 661-3461, 1.25 GHz 661-3462, 1.42 GHz Bottom Housing with Thermal Pad 076-1163

Other displays work with the Mac mini but your display show a black screen or Out of Range message

Verify that the monitor used in testing is known good and is supported by this computer. Refer to Apple Knowledge base article 300652, Mac mini Compatible Apple Displays and article 300985 Mac mini Compatibility with Third-Party Displays. 2. If your display is not listed in either of the above documents, try using the steps in Apple Knowledge base article 301345, Mac mini Troubleshooting Out of Range Alert Message. 3. If you still have no video on your display when connected to a Mac mini,...

No response from the Wireless keyboard

Check System Profile to determine if the AirPort Bluetooth are present. 2. Try a known-good wireless keyboard. 3. Replace the batteries in the wireless keyboard. 6. Check for kinks in the Bluetooth antenna cable. Test the reception before replacing the top housing. 7. If the reception goes away when the top housing is replaced, remove the top housing and reseat the Bluetooth antenna on the internal frame. Test the reception again. 8. Make sure that the Bluetooth antenna is firmly connected...

The signal strength is poor

Mac Mini Airport Antenna Locator

Don't put anything on top of your Mac mini or stack Mac minis on top of each other either. If the Mac mini is configured with AirPort or Bluetooth, it could hamper the signal strength since the antennas are located in the top of the computer. 2. If your Mac mini is still experiencing poor AirPort reception, try the steps outlined in Knowledge Base article 58543 AirPort Potential sources of interference. 3. Remove the top housing and test the reception. If the reception is always good with...

Computer starts up but no video on display there is a startup chime fans and drive spins up and the power LED is on

Make sure that the monitor is turned on and has power. Make sure that the display's power cord is plugged into a working wall outlet, and that it's properly connected to the power adapter. To check if the wall socket is working, plug in a lamp or other electrical device. 2. Check that all video cable connections to the computer video port and to the monitor are properly connected. 3. Examine the pins on the video cable connector to make sure they are not bent or damaged in any way. 4....

Part Location

Mac Mini Internal Speakers Cable

Using a jeweler's 1 Phillips screwdriver, remove four screws, free the speaker cable from the cable clip, remove the kapton tape, and disconnect the speaker connector on the right from the interconnect board. 2. With your finger or black stick, pry the speaker off the internal frame. Note Watch that the rubber grommets for the speakers don't fall off as you remove the speaker. 1. Position the speaker into the internal frame. Replace the four screws, secure the cable under the cable clip,...

Air Port Extreme card not recognized

If the Mac mini does not recognize an AirPort Extreme card, the card may not be seated correctly or it is inoperable. 1. Depending on which Mac mini model you have, reseat the AirPort Extreme card and or cables making sure it is securely connected to the mezzanine card top photo or check the AirPort Bluetooth combo card cable connections shown in lower photo. 2. On the older Mac mini models, make sure the kapton tape is applied properly to hold the AirPort Extreme card in place. 3. Make sure...

No modem dial tone

Check that the internal modem is selected. Check System Preferences Network setup. 2. Verify known-good analog not digital telephone line. 3. Verify known-good RJ-11 telephone cable. 4. Verify RJ-11 cable is not plugged into Ethernet port. 5. Inspect RJ-11 connector and modem port for pin damage. 6. Verify RJ-11 telephone cable is firmly installed in the modem port. 7. Verify RJ-11 connector is plugged into the modem board on the logic board. 8. Replace RJ-11 connector cable.

The Mac mini wont turn on no startup chime no drive or fan sound maybe no power on LED

Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working wall outlet, and that it's properly connected to the power adapter. To check if the wall socket is working, plug in a lamp or other electrical device. 2. Make sure that the power adapter is properly connected to the power port on the back of the computer. 3. Disconnect all accessories that are plugged into the computer, such as a printer, hub, or iPod. 4. Reset the PMU. Refer to Reset the PMU mentioned in this chapter. 5. Check and...

Cant Connect to the Internet over Air Port

Mac Mini Airport Antenna Connected

The Mac mini recognizes an AirPort Extreme Card installed, but cannot connect to the 1. If your Mac mini recognizes your AirPort Extreme card, but you are unable to connect to your network, try the steps outlined in Knowledge Base article 106858 AirPort Troubleshooting Guide. 2. Reseat and replace the AirPort antenna if the above information does not resolve the issue. 3. Make sure that the AirPort antenna is seated correctly to the AirPort Extreme Card. Refer to Knowledge Base article 108039...

The computer wont keep date and time the date and time reset when the computer is powered off or unplugged

How Reset Pmu Mac Mini

Make sure the electrical outlet works by plugging in a different device, or plug the computer into a different outlet. 2. Check the power cord. Use a known good power cord. 3. Check the connection of the power cord on both ends. Make sure that the plug is securely plugged into both the electrical outlet and the back of the computer. 4. Disconnect the keyboard, mouse, and all other peripherals such as speakers. 5. Remove the top housing and if necessary, remove the internal frame. 6. Measure...

Other adapters

Macmini Vga Dvi

You can also use Apple's DVI to Video Adapter model M9267G A , which outputs S-Video and Composite video, allowing you to connect your Mac mini directly to a television or older projector. The Mac mini has a DVI-I port on the back of the computer that allows you to connect any display that uses a DVI interface. In addition, the Mac mini comes with a DVI to VGA adapter shown below , if you prefer to connect a VGA monitor to your Mac mini. In addition, the Mac mini comes with a DVI to VGA adapter...

The Mac mini recognizes a Bluetooth board but cannot pair with wireless devices

If the Mac mini recognizes the Bluetooth board, but you are unable to pair your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Apple Mouse, try the steps outlined in Knowledge Base article 86496 Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Troubleshooting Connection Issues. 1. Make sure that the Bluetooth antenna is firmly connected to the Bluetooth board or the AirPort Bluetooth combo card on the new Mac mini model. 2. With the top housing removed, make sure that the Bluetooth antenna is not damaged or warped on...

Thermal

The thermal pad is located on the bottom housing. A new thermal pad is included with the logic board and the bottom housing, and the pads can be ordered separately as a kit part the logic board or the bottom housing is replaced the pad is torn, withered, or damaged Important Never use thermal paste in place of the thermal pad. You must replace the thermal pad with a new identical pad. 1. Remove the original pad from the bottom housing or the logic board using a black stick or other...

The Mac mini does not recognize the Bluetooth board

Mac Mini Combo Card

If the Mac mini does not recognize Bluetooth, the board may not be seated correctly or is inoperable. 1. Depending on the Mac mini model, reseat the Bluetooth board or cable on the AirPort Bluetooth combo card lower photo , making sure they are securely connected. 2. On the older model, check that the Bluetooth antenna is securely connected to the Bluetooth board. 3. Make sure that the mezzanine board is properly seated on the logic board. 3. Make sure that the mezzanine board is properly...

Modify the Putty Knife

Sandpaper And Putty Knife

If you don t order a modified putty knife 922-6761 from Apple Service, purchase a putty knife with a 1.5-inch 38 mm , flexible metal blade. 2. Using sandpaper 150 grit , file down the end of the putty knife on one side until it s slightly beveled. Rub the edge of the putty knife back and forth for about 2 minutes on