Big Death for a Mac Mini
January 19, 2010 11:50 AM Subscribe
My Mac Mini (bought Oct 2008) has died. I've done all the SMC/PRAM/whatever resettings, and now I've been led to believe it's the logic board. Somehow, I don't have AppleCare (I've gotten it for every other mac I've ever bought).
So, my question is whether it's possible/practical to replace the logic board - if that is indeed the problem.
If not, how can I put the brick to good, creative use?
posted by prophetsearcher to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I've been using the machine as a HTPC primarily, and as a backup computer (my primary, a macbook pro is going into the shop for a broken fan. I'm really doubting apple these days...). As a HTPC, it's been fantastic - though I wonder if it got overworked in that capacity.
If it is impossible or impractical to get the mac mini fixed, what creative uses can you think of for the body?
I've seen this
, but was hoping for something a little less ...cynical. All the other blogposts I've seen seem to require a live mac.