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Default Unable to make changes in BIOS - 04-04-2011, 03:45 PM

bios locked immediately after mac osx update. only boot option is hdd and it does not boot into viable mac osx. i just get the 'white' screen with apple logo and spinner. i have tried to do all of the ways to interrupt the boot sequence so i could run one of the fixes to no avail. tries include dell manual special keys and apple special keys. nada with dell choices. i can get to the boot devices screen with apple hot key but only thing listed is the hdd renamed as i renamed it when installing mac oxs hitting any key goes to mac osx boot with white screen as described above.

i am 1 handed for next few months so dis-assembly is out. any other options welcome
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Default 04-04-2011, 09:07 PM

Which model mini is this?

What version of the OS are you running, and which version of NBM/NBI did you use?

Running Mac OS should have no relation to BIOS functionality.

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Default 04-13-2011, 11:46 PM

Get a USB bootable flash and try to load either a version 4 or 7 (if it is a mini 1012). Google toshiba flash utility called phflash16 (P stands for phoenix) and Boot from USB to get a dos prompt and run "phflash16 bios.wph"

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