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Nevertheless, thanks to the removable base plate and low RAM prices, upgrading the memory is no huge or pricy task. The CPU runs really fast, is great for most programs and even gets file conversions done quickly. With Badaboom 2. That is, we converted the film down to an iPhone-compatible resolution of x pixels. We didn't test any games. We expect these might be as playable as on the MBP 13 with 2. The noise level stays fairly low with only the fan going, which is only noticeable in quieter work environments. With more intense tasks, the hard drive shows its bad side and produces a good deal of noise.

Mac Mini Mid 2011 Fan not working

How noticeable the Mac mini will make its presence depends largely on where you put it. In any case, it'll take a lot not to notice it at all. The power consumption levels impress a good deal though. Particularly under OS X, we hit some very low values unknown in the desktop computer world: between In Windows, the system doesn't work quite as efficiently, using a few more watts here and there.

The Mac mini Mid model we tested is the least expensive way of getting into the world of Macs and already offers good performance for many uses.

The variety of ports is good, the Thunderbolt port should provide many opportunities in the future although you might feel the lack of USB 3. On top of that, the wireless communication is state of the art. The case is small, of extremely high-quality and the RAM and hard drive are easy to physically access. The system noise is low relative to desktop computers and can be still reduced further by swapping out the hard drive. Nevertheless, some might be aggravated by the lack of a DVD drive and others might be appalled at the high price to pay for this sleek, compact case containing typical laptop technology.

Very compact, but still powerful and quiet.

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A very inexpensive way of getting into the Mac world. Thunderbolt-compatible devices, Apple Remote included in the package, a fast hard drive and more generous RAM with the entry-level model. Apple's Mac mini is unique in its form. Best Displays , for University Students. Very compact case. Easy access to hardware. Ports in comparison reading. Mediocre hard drive.


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Video conversion with low CPU stress. Badaboom DVD to iPhone n. In Review: Mac mini Very high-quality aluminum unibody case. The removable base plate Power supply built into the case. USB 3. The Displayport doubles as a Thunderbolt port. External DVD drives are available for under 30 Euro.


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It has had this problem in the past, but I can usually get it to boot up again in about a day or two. This time, it has been off for a week and nothing is working. I did replace the fan because it wasn't working and was overheating per a previous thread. Now, the damn thing just won't turn on.

I've replaced the power cord. I've disconnected everything possible. Ugh, any ideas? Below is a video of the behavior.

Mac mini review (mid 2011)

Might just be dying of old age? What happens when you try booting off a USB stick?

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Does it get as far as letting you select the boot drive? Have you tried booting in safe mode? Or hardware test? Just tried it and got the same thing. I've added the item of "fix the fucking fac fini" to my to do list and I'm going to drop it off at the local Apple repair shop for them to diagnose it. I took it to the local Mac repair shop.


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  7. He ordered a new power supply and that didn't fix it. He's pretty sure that it was a bad logic board and the reason why the logic board went bad is because the fan failed and I didn't notice it. No fan means the logic board got cooked.