After messing around with a USB flash drive with the Lion Recovery Disk (which boots after plist removal but disallows the auto-download of Lion because the target Mini is ineligible/unregistered I ended up just using target disk mode.
I spent at least 30 minutes looking for it on the floor.
Next I'll have to widevine media optimizer update mac get an SSD drive.And the price was so cheap (like it-could-pass-for-free kind of cheap).Lid back off and next attempt the lid wiggled on avoiding the silver bits.( See earlier reports below for Mini 1,1 to 2,1 EFI firmware update thread link ) Still need to stick extra ram in the box (still has 2GB).Everything else can be done with the keyboard.) Booting again ( fixing problem/deleting that file ) is a very simple task if you have another Mac or a system DVD.( no way to upgrade the onboard sata.(And not bootable.) If anyone has tried that mod with a natively supported sata card (JMB360, JMB362 - any others?) send a note if it's bootable.I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even exists.I broke 2 out of the 4 fan installation clips like most people did.
The upgrade went smoothly.
Once the motherboard is back in the case I reconnected the power button and then connected it to power and a monitor to verify it would start (before reassembling further.
Once confirmed I put it all back together and it works well.I used (Arctic Silver) AS5 paste and it has worked well.Fast SSDs for Most Macs/PCs ThunderBolt Drives, Docks More hard drives Up to 8TB HDDs hgst, WD, Seagate, Toshiba.5in HDs SSDs Notebook Hard Drives and DIY drive/case kit bundles memory Lifetime warranty RAM Upgrades!We respect its storied history, and value the contributions of its many readers, but we can no longer support it at the level it deserves.But still, the Core Solo was too long on the tooth to keep dragging around, so I finally opted for a replacement.To get things started I went to ebay and picked up a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 CPU for.The file will be deleted.