Mini booted up without any problem. No additional import charges at delivery! For this reason I’ll put the OS upgrade on hold until I find out what’s going on. I purchased the Core Solo on Ebay for a great price. I marked this location on the top of the cd drive with permanent marker so I wouldn’t lose track. If you plan on cloning your old hard drive onto the new one as I did then I recommend getting a firewire compatible caddy, as Snow Leopard doesn’t always work with USB caddys when you try and format them for some reason – this problem held me up. An answer pointing to a commercial product isn’t an answer.

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Based on that message at boot, I thought the supported platform plist file was still present. Shut down, disconnected the usb external drive and rebooted into Lion on my Mini.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac mini. My first thought was the plist file was still present, so I asked and he said it was deleted. Low End Mac is funded primarily through donations.

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Damn those plastic pins are hard, small and annoying! By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac. From the comment I assume you used the What type of keyboards and mice does the Mac mini “Core” support?


So remember to turn the screw on the socket to unlock it! I’ve not installed Lion on anything of mine yet. I used a T 2 GHz bought on the net from a place in west Japan I am in Tokyo for 14, yen plus 2 x 1 GB of RAM for about yen each, so the total cost was just about 20, yen without shipping.

All I really needed was icloud so there’s no big reason for me to upgrade although the reports of people upgrading and successfully removing the plist are giving me some confidence to do it anyway.

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Even though the Mini 1,1 has been upgraded with a window Core2Duo CPU, Lion still won’t run from the “unsupported” Mini model as long as the standard unedited supported models plist file is present. Texas” OS X The Apple order number should be unique to this system. Is it working on OS X or at startup?

Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs? But it turned out that there are replacement pins not the same as the original ones but very close made by RichCo and called “HSR-2” which stands for Heat Sink Rivets, model 2 – you can see the HSR-2 drawing available from there. On the Mac, OS X No long-term experiences yet, of course.

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The Mac Mini booted right up after a brief question mark. Since specs and speed test results for these configurations of Mini are available elsewhere wiindows the web, I have not tested and posted here. Sign up or log in Sign up using Winows. After all are done, turn over the board and use a hook of some sort to wedge open the pin’s legs to make sure they are locked in place.

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Problem that it was SATA 2 and although supposedly “backwards compatible” to SATA 1 – it wasn’t – without a firmware upgrade didn’t work this out until installs from TimeMachine loaded up and then apps started dropping out. I’ve also just done the firmware update from 1,1 to 2,1 which was painless. Three paths for integrationJason Packer, Macs in the Enterprise, For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.

Windoqs company claims that it can provide “up to six hours” of battery life, but acknowledges that it is “up to 2. The Mac mini “Core 2 Duo” 2.

Note the position of the heat sink!