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No Sound from Mac Mini!

I have a new problem that involves no sound coming out of the Mac Mini's speakers. When i received my Mini from the seller there was a gap to the rear of the unit as the party before me did not reassembly the top cover all the way. I gave it back to have the cover fitted correctly and now after powering on the unit I recognise that there is no sound, and plugged in some external speakers and got sound for just about 2mins then a lot of static. I then purchease a putty knife filed the edges and opened the case, but I found nothing that seemed like it was out of placeso I reassembeled.

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sounds like a problem with the audio board

maybe you should open the mini again and look if there is something odd with the board or the connection

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I had the same problem with a Core Solo machine. Turns out the people who installed some RAM (this was before I discovered ifixit) had not properly seated the ZIF cable in its socket.

Steps 7 and 8 in the Audio Board install (Mac mini Model A1176 Audio Board Replacement) are where the solution lies.

There is a painted line on the ZIF cable. Before you close the cable lock, make sure the cable is fully inserted - the painted line will be about 1mm above and parallel to the top of the socket. Push down the clip and all should be well.

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I had the same problem with my MAC MINI A1176 Audio Board so instead of opening the case again I have scarified 1 USB socket and inserted a USB audio divice and it works just fine.

a internal can cost a 30 $ on eBAY but a USB dive can cost you 5 $.

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Thanks Gary, this was exactly it!

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