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1.5 Core Solo, 1.66 or 1.83 Core Duo, or 1.83 or 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. This covers the first Intel-based Mac Mini models from Early 2006 to Mid 2007.

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Mac Mini Not Booting / CPU fan starts then doesn't turn off

Whenever I plug in the Mac Mini the Fan continues spinning but no signs of life in any sort of way. No LED indication or display on screen. I did a CPU/RAM Upgrade about a year ago and it worked for a month but after I did a disassembly I resembled the computer and it stopped working. It could be a power supply issue but I still have no idea , wasn't gonna take it to get repaired because this is my personal project computer. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated …… Thanks IFIXIT :}}}}

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What did you install for a replacement CPU?


@danj Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0 GHz Processor


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The fact the fan is running is telling us your system is getting power!

I would put back the original RAM to see if you put in the correct units as well as see if they are good.

You talked about upgrading the CPU, a common issue I see is people over doing the thermal paste. after first checking the RAM I would go back and pop off the hat sink and inspect thiegs. Before you alter things take a picture so we can see things and post it here so we can as well Adding images to an existing question.

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I appreciate your response :}}

when I get back home soon I will try this and let you know.

ill take some pictures of the RAM and CPU soon and possibly a video of this error.


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