False alarm! I unplugged the power supply, left it for a few minutes, then came back and plugged everything in… and away we go! Now to dig up my Lion install DVD... which, because the internal superdrive isn’t working any more, I’ll have to install using a USB DVD drive. With USB 1.1. Because that’s how we rolled in 2009.
As far as I can tell, I followed this guide correctly, but my poor Mini was so old that the plastic around the base was extremely brittle, and a number of pieces broke off as I opened the case. Everything inside still seemed ok, and the metal parts of the case still fit together fine, but having replaced the hard disk… it won’t turn on. At all. No chime, no action. I can’t see anything that looks to be dislodged or disconnected (apart from the bits of plastic grille that broke away), but it seems to be completely dead.
I has a sad Mac. :(
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