Curious boot problem / wifi problem.
I have an early 2009 Mac mini, with two problems. First the wifi. If I enable the wifi network my mini gets totally stuck....doesn't react to anything. Bluetooth works ok. Possibly still a defective airport/bluetooth card? I tried to search for a replacement part from your site, but couldn't find one.
The second boot problem is weird. The mini runs just fine , goes and wakes from sleep, as long as I don't restart it. If I boot the mini, it gets stuck on the white screen with apple logo on it. Can't even see the spinning "loading" thingy.
Then if I totally shut down the mini for 15 minutes, and then start it, it boots up just fine and works flawlessly...(well, apart from that previously mentioned wifi).
Things I've tried:
- PRAM/SMC reset
- Replaced the old memory modules
- Installed a ssd drive, and cloned all the stuff from old HDD. So osx now boots from the new ssd
None of the above helped.
Things yet to try:
- replace the defective(?) wifi-card
Any tips appreciated.
Is this a good question?