A unibody aluminum generation of the Mac mini identifiable by the model number A1347, spanning the Mid 2010 to the currently sold Late 2014 model.

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Upgraded to 640GB WD Scorpio and now Flashes & Beeps

I just installed a bigger hdd and now the Mac flashes it's front light and beeps every 5 seconds

I followed the tear down and to get to the hdd and swaped out for the bigger one and reassembled

I was hoping I could just format the hdd once I turned it on but I guess that's not the case

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No it just flashes and beeps continusly... I'll google the beeps codes and see what I can find out


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Does it flash the front LED 6 times? If so, according to Apple, the processor is unusable. How this happened? I have no idea. Did you damage the logic board in any way? Try reseating the RAM (improbable). What I would do if I were you is put back the original HDD, test if it works, if it doesn't then take it to the apple store and leave no marks on the mac mini, return, get a new one. If it does work that means its the HDD is broken.. although... it would never be reported as a bad CPU... anyway it would be highly confusing if it DID work with the old HDD.

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Okay turns out i just didn't put the ram back in properly...

So the drive works and now have 640GB HDD, infact I'm just finishing up installing

iLife on the Mini. For those of u wondering the beeps was one beep + flash in every 5 seconds so it was bad CPU just reseat ram

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