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. Reseat the AirPort Extreme card making sure it is securely connected into the AirPort Extreme card slot on the mezzanine board. 2. Make sure the kapton tape is applied properly to hold the AirPort Extreme card in place. 3. Make sure that the mezzanine board is properly seated on the logic board. 4. Reassemble the computer and test. If the AirPort Extreme card is still not...

Reset the PMU with the Top Housing

Pmu Reset Quicksilver

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

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Modify the 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

The computer wont turn on

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...

The Mac mini wont turn on

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. Try plugging a...

A USB device not recognized by computer

Note If you are trying to use a serial device with a USB Serial adapter, check with the manufacturer of the adapter for compatibility. 1. Completely shut down, then press the power button to start the computer. 2. Try known-good compliant USB keyboard or mouse to verify the port is working properly. 3. Verify current driver for the device is installed. 4. If the device is a camera, turn on camera after initiating download with camera application. 7. Try different USB device on same port. 8....

Distorted sound from speakers

Check balance in System Preferences Sound Output. Verify sound is correct with external speakers headphones 2. Check that speakers are inserted correctly, and check cables for damage. 3. Compare same sound with two different units to make sure that sound is actually distorted. 4. Remove the top housing and internal frame. 5. Check that the speaker is seated correctly and screwed to the internal frame. 6. Check for speaker cable damage and that the cable is securely connected to the...

Computer does not retain parameter Ram Pram settings

Apple Mac Battery Replace

If the computer does not retain parameter RAM PRAM settings when it is turned off, this generally indicates that the battery needs to be changed. 2. Measure the voltage of the battery in the battery holder see graphic below . 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 the PMU refer to Reset the PMU mentioned in this chapter . 3. If the battery voltage is good, reset...

Preliminary Steps

Warning Always shut down the computer before opening it to avoid damaging its internal components or the components you are installing. Do not open the computer or attempt to install items inside it while it is on. 2. Unplug all external cables from the computer except the power cord. 3. Touch the metal case to discharge any static electricity from your body. Important Always discharge static before you touch any parts or install any components inside the computer. To avoid generating static...

Compatible Apple Displays

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. If you connect a DVI monitor to the Mac mini, it can display digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels, depending on your monitor. If you use the included DVI to VGA adapter, the display port supports analog resolutions up to 1920 x 1080...

The Fire Wire or USB port is not recognizing devices

Completely shut down, then press the power button to start the computer. 2. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences to verify that the latest software is installed. 3. Use Apple System Profile to verify that the computer is recognizing the bus. 4. For USB, test ports with a compliant keyboard or mouse. 5. For FireWire, test by connecting another computer in FireWire Target Disk Mode. Refer to article 58583 How to Use FireWire Target Disk Mode. 6. Verify that drivers are installed...

Thermal Pad Mac Mini G4 Pc

Thermal Pad Sticking

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...