Aporte original por: Dan ,
OK, nix the CD/DVD (dead drive). Do you have a second mac system? If you do you could try connecting your mini to the other system via a FireWire cable, then setting up your mini in Target mode. Follow this Apple TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661|How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode]. From the second Mac use '''Disk Utility''' to setup your target mode mini >>CAUTION<< make sure you select the correct drive here! Once the drive is setup run the OS installer App and again make sure you select the correct drive. As reference:[http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1533|Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs] Once the OS is installed shutdown both systems disconnect the cable and restart your mini. It should at that point come up.