The Mac mini family was first introduced in January of 2005.

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selling Mac Mini for part or repair

I want to know if there is someone want to buy a broken mac mini or buy it for part? The problem is this mac don't boot, it show a world icon or a folder with a question mark '?'.

I don't want to spend time on this so I figure I could give a really good deal if someone here has the time to fix it, this could be worth it. I'm shipping international.

it's a 2006, intel with 2 gig ram (full), 500 gig drive. There is no optical drive (cd stuck) . It got firewire plug and 4 USB, network and airport too.

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First, your computer is easily repairable if you have an external optical drive or can fix the internal drive (Mac mini Model A1176 Optical Drive Replacement). The "folder with a question mark" logo means that your Mini can't find an OS to boot from. This means one of two things:

  1. Your hard drive is corrupted. You'll probably lose all of the files on the hard drive (unless you use recovery software), but you can reinstall the OS with an OS X DVD.
  2. Your hard drive is broken. You've lost all your files, but if you replace the hard drive (Mac mini Model A1176 Hard Drive Replacement) you can have your computer running good-as-new.

If you still wish to sell your computer, I would recommend eBay. iFixit is not a marketplace for buying and selling old computers, though.

Hope this helps!

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I have try my hardrive on another mac, run disk utility and still working fine I can even boot from this drive on a mac book.

I'M not sure if this is only currupted hardrive.

Anyway I've try few things, look from here like a sata part is not loading or seeing the hardrive.

Do you think becuz I remove the optical drive, this problem happen ? not log after I remove the optical drive my mini mac stop working....

if yes, where can I buy this part ?

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