NO POWER Mac mini 2011. Suspect logic board. Anyone tried oven bake?
Basically, my A1347 i7 2.0 GHz Quad Core Mac Mini is 13 months old and I left it on sleep overnight to wake up and find it stone cold dead. No startup chime, no light, nothing.
I have tested the cable with a multimeter and all is fine. I have also done the obvious SMC and PRAM resets. I have removed the internal power supply and got a steady 12 volts DC supply on the motherboard end. I know this does not verify that it is not dead as I would have to test current draw but it is very unlikely that it is the culprit from what I have read....
Anyway, I suspect it is the logic board! Has anyone had success getting a logic board repaired or baking one in the oven? With such a new mac I can not believe it and am now not loving Mac at all.
I had a 2.6 MacBook Pro also die this year... I was able to get it back in action by baking the logic board in the oven at 200 degrees for around 8 minutes! It had slightly different symptoms as I still had some sign of life but a repeating startup chime. This was common for these Macs.
The Mac Mini is different as it is still the latest model and there is very little info. I think I am really unlucky for a server model to die just after the 1 year warranty. What a disaster! I think I have lost my faith in Apple as my 5 year old PC is still going strong
Thanks for any possible insight, ND
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