Mac Troubleshooting: Mac mini (Early 2009) and Resetting the SMC

This photoset shows you how to upgrade a Mac Mini by replacing the hard drive, resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) and installing RAM. This particular Mac Mini is a 2009 with 2.0 Intel Core 2 Duo and 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM installed. Apple recommends that you be careful when upgrading your Mac Mini and use caution when opening it. The Mac Mini is quite possibly Apples most versatile computers and has uses well beyond that of a mere desktop. I have seen them used as servers, kiosks, entertainment centers and much more.

Resetting a Mac Mini Logic Board

Resetting your Mac Pro Logic Board can resolve many of your Mac Mini’s system problems relating to power interruptions or management. Simply use a non-conducting rod, either made up of nylon or wood. Remember only hold the SMC button down ONCE.

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