At 19.00 Tuesday, October 22nd technology was humming along just fine in the Marcus and Agata household.
Marcus was innocently watching the Apple Announcements relayed using the CNET live blog with molly wood.
Agata was just arriving.
Then, Agata arrived and of course first duty was to start her computer.
Her Mac Mini (reformatted to run Windows 7, Native) offered a BLANK SCREEN
2 hours later after we had tried
- Transporting to the cooler server room
- An alternate screen
- Alternate HDMI cable
- Mini Display Port interface
- Different Keyboard/ Mouse
- Disconnected all other devices
- Unplugged for 30 mins, && Let it cool down
No, still dead a dodo.
We find it an incredibly strange co-incidence that this should happen on Apple announcement day.
Does Apple have planned product failure built into its hardware, coinciding with announcement days?
Yes, Paranoid we are.
If I cast my mind back to the last time we disassembled the Mac Mini
So we are unsure as to the next steps, including:
- Buy Another Mac Mini . Are you kidding me!
- Salvage the internal SSD's (nightmare dissassembly) then attach to another MAC just to read the disk contents
- Give up on the Mini, and beat it to death with a large hammer
- Just buy another PC desktop/ ultrabook and forget about that Mac Mini fantasy.
The Mac Mini [current generation] is in line with Apple's un-user serviceable maximum non-standard, non replaceable hardware strategy. It's now bitten us.