Mac Mini keeps shutting down/rebooting
Since I pulled my mini out a few weeks ago to hook up my new lilliput, I've been having this problem where the mini reboots or shuts down unexpectedly (like, while I'm driving around). If it ends up rebooting, sometimes it just comes back on (after a full boot of course) but other times the mini will actually beep (I think it beeps for 2 to 3 seconds -- it's probably better described as a continuous tone instead of a beep). Does anyone know what this means?
I experienced a similar problem when I first installed the mini. Back then, the problem was that it either wouldn't get turned on by the carnetix power supply or when it would turn on, I would get the tone instead of a boot. At the time, I thought I traced the problem to the power connector (the one that connects directly to the mini). I had it embedded into a dock and my interpretation was that the dock was just slightly out of alignment. I made the hole for the power connector slightly larger and the problem went away -- until now. Do you guys think it's the same or similar problem?
Since the problem crept up again, I've readjusted the power connector 3 or 4 times and I might be able to get it to work for a day but then I'll end up coming back to the car and it won't turn on or it'll just turn off during a drive or maybe I'll get the tone.
Any suggestions would very much be appreciated!!