My MacMini is dead.
  • Butterfly
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    Posts: 90 from 2005/9/1
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    Before 2 hours, I was surfing net with my sweet MacMini-MorphOs system, then suddenly screen become trashed with white/green lines and "snow". I reset Mac, but MorphOs boot with same trashed screen, also MacOs X boot with same problem. I replace memory, battery, vga cable, monitor but nothing helps.
    I will buy another MacMini and my question is how to transfer my registred MorphOs to another MacMini? Please help me, I can send photos of trashed screen and 100% my Mini is dead.
    System is booting, sound works, but screen is totally wasted.
    Thanks, Tomy
  • »06.09.11 - 17:17
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    jacadcaps
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    Register a new machine and give a link to the photo in the Purpose: field in RegTool. Validate the verification link but don't pay the paypal fee.

    That kind of reminds me of my late PowerBook motherboard - you could probably try to 'bake' the mobo in an owen to have the connections to the Radeon corrected. Could be something else though.
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    Ah ok, thank you very much jacadcaps for answer.
    I will tray to "bake" mobo first (I was doing that with my PS3 and YLOD problem).
    Thanks again, Tomy.
  • »06.09.11 - 21:28
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  • Butterfly
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    Yeeeeee, thanks to jacadcaps suggestion, I "bake" my MacMini with Hot Air Gun and my sweet system is working again. Last 4 hours I ran MorphOs with everything and system is stable and without any video problem.
    Thank you, thank you, I am very happy MorphOs user again!!! :-D
  • »07.09.11 - 20:12
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    Bifford
    Posts: 269 from 2003/2/24
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    Would you mind giving more information on this "baking" solution??

    I don't know if any of you know/remember Vision (Mike Hunt) but he has hardware failures a-go-go recently such as his PS3 and stuff and wondered if this 'solution' might work for his gear?

    Thanks.

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    Bifford,
    Quote:

    Would you mind giving more information on this "baking" solution??

    No problems dude, I fix my PS3 4 times from YLOD and if you look what I do you with my poor PS3, you will understand "4 times PS3 fix". :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhagHRSTd5I&feature=related

    On this video you can see whole PS3 YLOD fix.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o19wnN0nPAQ

    So, after jacadcaps post I was thinking, "well, why not?", so I simple make a same thing with MacMini. (only thing with Hot Air Gun, nothing else)

    Thanks again jacadcaps
  • »07.09.11 - 22:45
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    Great that it helped :) Hope it stays reliable now.
  • »08.09.11 - 06:53
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  • Butterfly
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    My MacMini is now finnaly dead. When I start system, only fan on CPU is working on max. speed., blank screen on monitor, no start sound... I was doing 4 times "baking" job on this computer and the last one kill them forever.
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    One can just but wonder how this trick failed in the end ;-)
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  • Butterfly
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    Well only I can say that Ps3 can take much more hot air than MacMini. ;-)
    I found another mac and today I will put my hd in that one.
    Do I must reinstall my mac system again? I think that MorphOs will work, only new key is needed for normal use.

    @jacadcaps
    Now I have only blank screen, I can send only old images of trashed screen for new key.
    Will this be enough for transfer of key? Thanks again.
  • »03.04.12 - 09:39
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    geit
    Posts: 961 from 2004/9/23
    There is no need to reinstall MorphOS. Just replace the key.

    Geit
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > I found another mac and today I will put my hd in that one.
    > Do I must reinstall my mac system again?

    It should work right away. Depending on the new machine's OpenFirmware setup you might have to adapt its settings.
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  • Butterfly
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    Thanks guys, this is good to know.
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    Tcheko
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    ROHS directive is a pure hardware killer...

    Removing lead from solder isn't a **good** idea. This problem is know for decades already...

    Dendrites

    It makes most hardware fail in a short time range... (in comparison to pre ROHS).

    Our beloved Amiga hardware has lead in solder keeping them far away from oven... My mighty A1200 is still working even if it is 20 years old !
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  • Butterfly
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    Yes, I agree with You. My 12+ classic amigas is still working without any single problem.
    But MacMini is really cute little machine and my main system for every day use,and with MorphOs is awesome replacment for my olds amigas. ;-) And yes I miss them a lot. :)
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    Tcheko,
    Quote:

    Removing lead from solder isn't a **good** idea. This problem is know for decades already...

    Dendrites

    It makes most hardware fail in a short time range... (in comparison to pre ROHS).


    Quote:

    Dr. Ronald Lasky of Dartmouth College reports: "RoHS has been in force for more than 15 months now, and ~$400B RoHS-compliant products have been produced. With all of these products in the field, no significant numbers of tin whisker-related failures have been reported."[34] Whisker growth occurs slowly over time, is unpredictable, and not fully understood, so time may be the only true test of these efforts. Whisker growth is even observable for lead-based solders, albeit on a much smaller scale.


    Source

    It's just not that clear cut: reducing the amount of Lead and Mercury dumped into landfills is a no-brainer. Admittedly, the battery industry is responsible for the majority of it, but PCBs are so ubiquitous in the modern age that legislating for lead-free solder is going to have a big effect on reducing the toxicity of the urban environment.

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  • »04.04.12 - 15:55
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  • Butterfly
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    @jacadcaps

    Yesterday I was send registration request for my replaced MacMini.
    Pictures of screen was taken before of completely broken Mac.
    Hope this is enough for validate new key.
    Thanks, best regards, Tomislav
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    Raf_MegaByte
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    Try to send your broken MacMini to an Apple repairing center and ask them if they still fix ancient machines.

    I heard that Apple continue supporting old machines for almost 10 years.

    Obviously manufacturing warranty is expired, so check for the amount of money you will be requested to pay and if it worths the repairing.
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  • Butterfly
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    @Raf_MegaByte

    Thanks, but is not worth to repair MacMini.
    My current MacMini cost me about 120 euros, (1.25Ghz, 1GB, 40GbHd, working DVD)
    I overclocked this mac to 1.42 because my dead one was clocked org. to 1.42GHz.
    My old Mac/Mos system is working fine on that mac, I just put top deck with HD/DVD in new one and that all.
    Only new MorphOs key I need to have fully working system again.
  • »10.05.12 - 09:13
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  • Butterfly
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    THANK YOU MORPH OS TEAM!!!
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