My neighbor/friend called me this morning and he has 2 Mac mini's a semi new, and 3 to 4 years old. Today the older one booted to a grey screen with the circle and a line through it. Similar to the no smoking signs and others like it...

I've never worked or on a mini... this has an optical drive and is an intel at least a 1.83 and I think it's a 2.4GHz. I believe SL 10.6 or actually it's probably 10.7.x as that was a freebie.

I'm off to research any suggestions apprecaited. I'm wanting to get his data off of it via a FW Drive I hope... do they boot into a TDM? He does not backup.