Mac mini chimes but no video output
This is my very first post on the forum.
I always wanted to have an Apple computer and I like fixing stuff, so I went on Ebay and bought a 2011 Apple Mac Mini that chimes, but won’t post.
Being a Windows guy I struggled to troubleshoot what was wrong but still decided to give it a go.
I reset the SMC and PRAM, as advised with no success.
After this, I opened it up and removed the hard drive, to see if at least would show on the screen the famous folder with the question mark. Nothing showed up.
I changed the RAM, and while changing it, I powered on the Mac mini with no RAM and it gave me that mono beep complaining of no RAM was detected. That’s why I still believe there’s some live in this thing because it can detected if there’s RAM, it chimes and it powers on my keyboard and mouse.
I replaced the PRAM battery (but used one) but still no video output.
At this point I ran out of ideas…
Also, I noticed that as soon as I power it on, the motherboard gets weirdly hot. Not crazy hot, but too hot for something that it’s not under load.
Is there anything else I could try that I am missing?
Thank you very much in advance or your help.
Is this a good question?