Mac Mini Motherboard Issue
I have a Mac Mini Server 2010, a 1347 model. Originally, I bought it used and it appeared that everything was working. Later on, I found out it had some hidden problems. When I first got it, I think it had a newer OS X version installed. Since it has two hard drives installed, the second drive was bad so I had to replace it. Next, I found out the ethernet port didn't work. Finally, the fan was running high.
I tried to run ASD or AHT but I kept on getting an error message about it couldn't be found. I forgot the exact wording of it. None the less, booting into diagnostics is not working.
I started to take thing it apart and reset the RAM and cables. Nothing seems to resolve it. I tried PRAM and nothing. I can get into Safe mode, startup manager etc... but I can't boot off of USB flash drive or USB dvd drive.
I think the motherboard is bad or some component is bad.
Does the Mac Mini desktop have the same hardware as found in the server? Can I swap parts between the two models?
Is this a good question?