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mac mini shuts off mid boot

so this mac mini shuts off randomly during boot and gets stuck on the apple logo on a 10.6.7 install disc.

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The install disk you are trying to use Snow Leopard, will not work. Macs will only boot from the system it shipped with or higher. Your machine shipped with

Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.8.1 (12B2080)

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i don't have that disc


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You should be able to do an internet recovery. Here's a good write up on it: How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac and here is a good Apple TN on your startup options: Startup key combinations for Mac.

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