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Feb 4, 2005, 02:49 PM
Hello everyone i'm new to the board! The last time I owned a Mac was several years ago when I had my PPC 6116 and LC580 with Mac OS 7.6. I received my Mini last night and I am having a few problems.

Issue #1: Whenever I put my Mini into sleep mode and try to turn it back on it just makes some noises and the light continues to blink. The monitor never sync back up. I have to unplug the power cord to the computer because the power button won't respond. Then after I unplug it the ****ing thing won't power back up. I usually have to wait 5-10 minutes before it decides to let me turn it back on.

Issue #2: All of the sudden in OS X the screen will fade in and out very smoothly. It does this every minute or so and is completely random.

What's going on?
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Feb 4, 2005, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by guru_ck:
What's going on?
That sounds like serious trouble.
You should call Apple Support and have them guide you through some hardware testing steps.

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Feb 4, 2005, 03:44 PM
the 5-10 minute thing sounds like a heat issue. Ya might also try turning off sleep just to see if the wierdness stops or continues.
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Feb 5, 2005, 01:46 PM
call them. have them run the tests with you. if there is anything wrong with it then take it to the store and have it replaced immidiately.
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