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. Important If you replace the AirPort antenna, you must replace the Bluetooth antenna at the same time and vice versa. The AirPort and Bluetooth antennas MUST be installed by pairing under the same manufacturer (for example Tyco's Airport antenna...

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 SMC. Refer to Reset the SMC mentioned in this chapter. 5. Try plugging a...

Reset the SMC with the Top Housing Removed

Mac Mini Smc Button

You can also reset the SMC by directly pressing the SMC reset switch located on the logic board. Follow these steps to access the SMC reset switch on the logic board. 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...

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

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 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...

Exploded View

Remote Control Exploded View

Optical Drive 661-3887, Combo, 24x, Slot 661-3888, Super Drive, 4x BlueTooth AirPort Antenna Kit 922-7602 SDRAM, SO-DIMM 661-3911 256 MB, 667 661-3912 512 MB, 667 661-3913 1 GB, 667 - Power Adapter, External 661-3910 661-3883, 2.5, 60 GB 661-3884, 2.5, 80 GB 661-3885, 2.5, 100 GB 661-3886, 2.5, 120 GB 661-4104, 2.5, 160GB BlueTooth Cable 922-7315 Audio Board 922-7316 Logic Board 661-3914, 1.5 GHz 661-3915, 1.66 GHz 661-4136, 1.66 GHz 661-4137, 1.83 GHz Bottom Housing with Thermal Pad 076-1210...

Poor Air Port reception the Mac mini is able to connect to the network but the signal strength is poor

Important If you replace the AirPort antenna, you must replace the Bluetooth antenna at the same time and vice versa. The AirPort and Bluetooth antennas MUST be installed by pairing under the same manufacturer for example Tyco's Airport antenna with Tyco's Bluetooth antenna . Do not mix different vendors' antennas or they may interfere with each other. Order the 922-7602 which contains a paired AirPort and Bluetooth antenna. 1. Don't put anything on top of your Mac mini or stack Mac minis on...

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 firmly seated into the slot on the logic board. 2. Make sure the AirPort cable is connected to the AirPort card. 3. Reassemble the computer and test. If the AirPort Extreme card is still not recognized, test with a known good AirPort Extreme card. If the known-good card is recognized, replace the AirPort Extreme card. 4. If a...

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....

Air Port and Bluetooth Antenna Repair Strategy

If you replace the AirPort antenna, you must replace the Bluetooth antenna at the same time and vice versa. The AirPort and Bluetooth antennas MUST be installed by pairing under the same manufacturer for example Tyco's Airport antenna with Tyco's Bluetooth antenna . Do not mix different vendors' antennas or they may interfere with each other. Order 922-7602 which contains a paired AirPort and Bluetooth antenna.

Power Adapter Serial Number

Ibook Serial Number

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 number 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