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Hier wird der Austausch des Lautsprechers gezeigt. Dazu muss vorher das Logic Board entfernt werden.

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  • Der Lüfter ist mit zwei 11,3 mm T6 Torx Schrauben in der Nähe der Antennenplatine am Logic Board befestigt. Drehe sie heraus.

There are actually 3 T6 screws securing the fan. The third screw is out of the screenshot, just below the RAM.

inferno10 - Antwort

Nope, that third screw is actually just a post that the rubber grommet attached to the fan body slips over. Step 4 shows how the fan comes off of it. When you go to remove the fan, you simply remove the two screws closest to the antenna plate and then lift the fan off this post. The screw you are talking about is removed in Step 14 and does not need to be removed until this point.

Andrew Bookholt -

Successful install completed, but I had some trouble getting the fan reinstalled. When I removed the fan from the "Step 14" post, the rubber piece stayed on the post. When attempting to reinstall the fan, it was impossible to get the loop to go back over that rubber piece. So, I had to remove the post (again), and with the help of the spudger and some patience, worked it through. Then installed the fan using the 2 screws and the post. I think it may have saved some time and trouble if I just removed all 3 in the first place, leaving the post in the fan.

meag -

On mine I needed to remove the 26 mm T6 Torx standoff during this step rather than step 12

philipashlock - Antwort

on my mid-2011 mac mini, that 3rd T6 post/screw had to be removed to get the fan out. It goes right through a hole in the fan housing. No way the grommet is slipping over anything without wreaking major havoc.

Derek Shaw - Antwort

On my mid-2010 mac mini, also removed the 26 mm T6 Torx standoff during this step instead of step 12. Having completed the steps, it appears my hard drive is from mid 2011, so maybe the production line for mine had changed.

jstraath - Antwort

  • Hebe die Ausbuchtung am Lüfter, der dem RAM am nächsten ist, aus dem Abstandshalter am hinteren Gehäuse.

Whats a standoff? Is that a screw?

brzmn - Antwort

A standoff is like a screw extender. It screws into a screw-hole, and its head has a screw hole on it. When you attach something to a standoff, it makes that something stand off the original screw-hole surface.

cityzen -

Pulling on the ear didn't do anything, so I removed the whole screw at this step. The screw stayed fixed on the fan and I didn't have to remove it at the step where you remove the logic board screws.

Probably I didn't want to use too much force .. but it worked

Alexander Kogler - Antwort

This is the approach I used. no way was the "ear" pulling over the head of the standoff without breaking something. The standoff simply unscrewed from whatever is under the logic board and stayed with the fan assembly. WAY safe

Derek Shaw -

Loosen the fan standoff from the motherboard using a T6 driver.

bobcloninger - Antwort

When I pulled the fan ear off the standoff the rubber grommet stayed on the standoff. That's fine, but it makes it difficult to put the fan ear back on during reassembly. So I just pulled the rubber grommet off the standoff and put it into the hole in the fan ear. Then I was able to push the fan ear onto the standoff with out trouble during reassembly.

dhein - Antwort

It seems easiest to just remove this screw now. It comes out in Step 12 anyway. This way you don't have to mess with the rubber grommet.

moecastleton - Antwort

  • Hebe den Lüfter ein Stück weit aus dem Mini, um an seinen Stecker zu gelangen.

  • Ziehe die Lüfterkabel vorsichtig nach oben, um den Stecker des Lüfters aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board zu ziehen.

  • Entferne den Lüfter.

I was a bit too rough in unclipping the fan and broke off the connector on the board?

Is my only option to replace the board?

Anthony DeFreitas - Antwort

  • Entferne die 3,5 mm Torx T6 Schraube, die die Kühlhaube am Kühlkörper befestigt.

This is a screw into the head of another screw below it that holds the main board. When I took out the fan, the top screw AND the longer 26 mm screw came out together so when I was putting my mini back together I thought for a moment I had lost a screw.

info - Antwort

Mine is stuck together too, but with a twist. They are not coming off. It starts to "jump" in the end, probably because the cover is pushing inwards the metal case. Any suggestion?

douglaslondrina - Antwort

In my Mac mini there is no cowling. Maybe a previous owner didn’t put it back?

Doeke Zanstra - Antwort

  • Hebe die Kühlhaube am Ende in der Nähe der Antennenplatte hoch.

  • Drehe die Haube weg vom Gehäuse und entferne sie vom Mini.

This is wrong step. If you need remove this out, it would be better to pull out logic board, and remember to remove cables attached on it before pull out.

Lin Adison - Antwort

  • Die Antennenplatte ist mit vier Torx Schrauben am Mini befestigt. Drehe sie heraus:

    • Zwei 6,6 mm T8 Schrauben

    • Zwei 5,0 mm T8 oder 2,0 mm Inbus Schrauben

The red circled screws are T9 in my Mac mini (not T8).

Sven Harmstorf - Antwort

ditto here - the 6.6 mm screws that anchor to the HD (now SSD) are T9

Derek Shaw -

I have tried several times but I have been unable to get all four holes to line up when replacing the antenna plate. I can get the two closer to the center of the mini just fine but no matter how I align the plate, one of the screws closer to the edge of the mini will be so far out of alignment that I cannot get the screw to go in. I had to leave one screw uninstalled. The plate is not distorted in any way. It is installed the same way it was before I removed, as far as I can tell. I am baffled! Has anyone been through this?

GalvanicMacPro - Antwort

Galvanic, it pops in.

bkbkbk -

I had a really hard time with this. I was able to resolve it though: secure the other three screws first. Then I pushed my precision screwdriver into the hole and levered the wayward tab into position: it wedged in with an audible snap sound! Then I was able to fasten the final screw.

Aaron Vegh -

I have trouble with this step every time I repair one of these minis. Aaron, your tip worked perfectly for me, thanks. -Anne

DA IT Department -

The antenna plate assembly is a tongue and groove type. The plate has a "groove" and the rim of the outer case is the "lip". You have to slide it in and align the parts ant it fits perfectly .

jvilella -

To solve this, just pick on the plate on the semi circle side and with the tool "open" just slighter the space where the semicircle have to fit

Pedro -

Had the same problem - the reason was the replacement drive I used - it is thinner than the original one. So I could not get the far side of the drive correctly into the holes for the notches mounted on the drive; that is - the drive was always a little bit too far to the center of the mac case. Everything works fine until you try to install all four screws.

I found a simple solution: I attached some adhesive tape temporarily to the drive cover. By pulling on the tape while pushing the drive in its space the notches slipped into their holes. After this installing the antenna was no problem any more.

Erwin Sommerauer -

I had a similar problem with getting the antenna cover to fit back into place. I tried putting 3 screws back in and levering the 4th, but it did not work in my case. Finally, with three screws in place,, I carefully placed a thin pair of forceps into one of the holes in the cover and levered the entire cover upwards. That worked for me.

Don - Antwort

Pulling up on the cover worked for me too. I found that the best place to pull up on the cover is at about "true north" in the picture ... near the black dot used to indicate lid-is-closed. I did it before installing any screws and all four screws went in fine.

Fred Cat -

As others have noted, the hardest part of the whole process is getting the holes lined up in reassembly. I ended up stripping one of the short screws, but it fits well enough to engage the slots in the circular plastic cover. If you leave a short screw out, I don't know how the bottom cover would fit securely. I would carefully note how the antenna cover fits while you remove it. The longer screws go into the actual hard drive, so I think alignment of the hard drive is part of the problem.

Steve Dollar - Antwort

I had same problem..! U tried EVERTHING, and what worked PERFECT for me, and with very little effort is what "x10target" described here (scroll about half way down): Difficulty in re-installing Antenna Plate

Mikey Marvel - Antwort

To replace the antenna plate, you need to patiently align the sides of the antenna and slide it in. I had similar problems as described above but, instead of using force, I resorted to patience. The plate's fit is very snug, just a little bit off the straight line and it won't sit properly. And when it sits, it really sits tight, you don't even need to hold it in place while screwing the screws back in.

Eric Schneider - Antwort

In the “arch” of the plate is sort of a tongue & groove that fits over & under the lip of the body. I used Kelly Forceps to coax everything back together.

tom - Antwort

  • Hebe die Antennenplatte am Rand in der Nähe des RAM etwas an.

  • Ziehe die Platte sorgfältig weg vom runden Rand des äußeren Gehäuses.

  • Entferne die Platte noch nicht. Sie ist immer noch an der AirPort/ Bluetooth Karte angeschlossen.

When I tried to do step 9 and disconnect these connectors, I found that not only the cable/connector but the receptacle tore off the logic board -- momentary panic! This happened to both connectors.

Left on the logic board were two tiny fragile gold pins (per connector). Fortunately they were pretty straight, and upon re-assembly, I was able to gently slot the receptacles back into the tiny pins. Upon reassembly, everything's working fine (no crazy fan noise) so I guess I got lucky...maybe VERY lucky. :)

Thanks iFixIt for a fantastic guide. I've got a replacement drive in there and it's definitely going to extend the life of my Mini for another season.

David Das - Antwort

  • Löse den Verbinder der Antenne vorsichtig mit der Spudgerspitze von der AirPort /Bluetooth Karte.

I broke the connector on the bluetooth board when trying to remove the antenna when I tried to replace the hard drive. Currently, the exact replacement bluetooth board 607-6509A is very hard to find or otherwise, expensive. Instead, I was able to use a cheap replacement that can be found on eBay: Apple Macbook Unibody A1342 Airport Bluetooth Module 607-6771A. There is a black plastic sheath at the back of the 607-6771A. Just cut out the part that cover the 2 holes, you are good to go.

millicurie77 - Antwort

Good info, thanks

maccentric -

Hmmm just broke the port as well; it is tricky and sticky even after the port came off …

Choat - Antwort

Thanks for the info; my port just broke here as well :( It is sticky and port connector is so fragile!

Choat - Antwort

it’s so painful ! almost all the time is spend to try to put this ridiculous connector. my last mini mac is a server, and use ethernet not the wifi so i gave up after 1 hour .

admin - Antwort

It would be nice if there was a close up pic of the different connectors. Then, one would know how the connectors attach. In this case, this connector is kinda like an old “F” plug. Used Kelly Forceps to pull straight up. Came off and went back on. No sweat.

tom - Antwort

  • Entferne die Antennenplatte vom Mini.

When you replace the antenna plate, it can be tricky. The curved edge of it actually slots both over and under the edge of the case. If it doesn’t seem to fit properly, the edges of the cut perforations may be slightly squashed. Tweak them with a small screwdriver and it will suddenly seat properly.

Ben G - Antwort

  • Entferne folgende drei Torx Schrauben:

    • Eine 5,0 mm T8 oder 2 mm Inbus

    • Eine 16,2 mm T6 Schraube

    • Eine 26 mm T6 Abstandsschraube

In my case, the yellow circled standoff already came out with the previously removed fan.

Sven Harmstorf - Antwort

My standoff screw was really tight and my T6 stripped the screw. :( But, because it's effectively just used as a post to stabilise the fan, I ended up using some surgical clamps, grabbing the standoff where the rubber grommet sits, and gently twisted the screw loose. No major damage because that part of the screw isn't really used! Just be careful and gently twist (patience is KEY) to loosen.

alc217 - Antwort

  • Ziehe die Drähte für die Festplatte und die Thermosensoren hoch, um die Stecker aus ihren Sockeln auf dem Logic Board zu lösen.

The thermal sensor is VERY delicate, hold the connector down with a spudger and lift the cable with some tweezers. Long list of people online who have accidentally removed the connector from the logic board because the solder is insufficient.

anthonypshaw - Antwort

I second the comment about using something, say a small screwdriver, to carefully put some pressure on the connector whilst then prying the cable up.

Simon Martin - Antwort

Excellent advice - thanks. I used a small set of tweezers to gently lift up enough cable to hold onto, and then to hold the sockets onto the logic board whilst I pulled! Success!

Mike Haines - Antwort

Note: the clips lift straight up, although after they are removed, it appears that tiny "prongs" are in the remaining socket. What look like tiny prongs are just horizontal wires. To replace, push the clips straight down. I used metal picks (like fine bent ice picks - available at Harbor Freight) to get under the edge of the plastic clip and lift up. I pulled gently on the wires with tweezers as I pried up the clips, but I would not count on pulling alone to get the job done.

Steve Dollar - Antwort

  • Löse die Stecker von Festplatte und optischem Laufwerk mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers aus ihren Sockeln auf dem Logic Board.

The removal of the SATA connectors for the hard drive and the optical drive should probably be separated into two steps. It's easy to miss the second one and pull a SATA connector off.

Not confirming that I did it, but I am looking for someone to solder a SATA connector back on. ;)

jrmn - Antwort

  • Um den Thermosensor am optischen Laufwerk zu lösen, musst du das Kabel zwischen Daumen und Spudger einklemmen, dann den Spudger nach oben ziehen. Dadurch hebt sich der Stecker aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board.

These sensors are too fragile in some cases. In my case both the hard drive and optical sensor cables tore off despite all my best efforts. The plastic holding down the cables appears to be too fragile or brittle and simply tears as the cables are pulled away.

nirv - Antwort

Pulling the socket off the board seems to be a common problem. I am going to investigate making a tool to hold down the socket while prying up on the plug.

For the time being I am using an app that controls the fan speed by sampling other sensors, such as the CPU heat sink.

papa Hajek - Antwort

There are two problems with these connectors. First off they're made of very thin plastic so break easily (something addressed in later Mac mini's). Second the socket melts to the connector making it impossible to lift it.

If you do break it the metal tabs of the socket should we easily resoldered. Some practice beforehand, a fine tip solder iron, some leaded solder and your away.

Brent - Antwort

En mi caso perdi el sensor de la unidad optica y ahora el ventilador se mantiene acelerado y no se si para que vuelva a su velocidad normal habré de conseguir el sensor optico. (cuando hice las pruebas con el equipo abierto, mientras probaba otra unidad optica no me daba esa falla).

Monserrat Bojorges Flores - Antwort

  • Hebe den Verbinder des Infrarotsensors mit der Spudgerspitze aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board.

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  • Zum Entfernen des Logic Boards müssen die beiden zylinderförmigen Stäbe des Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tools in die mit Rot gekennzeichneten Löcher gesteckt werden. Die Platine kann zerstört werden, wenn Instrumente in irgendwelche anderen Löcher der Platine gesteckt werden (außer den Markierten).

  • Stecke das Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool in die zwei mit Rot gekennzeichneten Löcher. Vergewissere dich, dass die Stäbe das Gehäuse unter der Platine berühren, bevor du fortfährst.

  • Wenn du das Werkzeug nicht hast, kannst du es mit zwei Stiften mit maximal 2,5 mm Durchmesser probieren. Setze beide in die markierten Löcher ein.

  • Ziehe das Werkzeug vorsichtig in Richtung des I/O Boards. Dieses sollte nun zusammen mit der Platine langsam aus dem Gehäuse herausgeschoben werden.

  • Höre auf zu ziehen, wenn das I/O Board sichtbar vom Gehäuse getrennt ist. Entferne das Werkzeug.

I had a couple of 3/32" drill bits in my tool chest. Worked perfectly (2.38 mm)

Derek Shaw - Antwort

  • Drücke die beiden Plastikclips ganz links und rechts am I/O Board gleichzeitig nach innen und ziehe das I/O Board aus dem Gehäuse.

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  • Ziehe die ganze I/O und Logic Board Einheit so weit aus dem Gehäuse, dass du an den Stromanschluss kommst.

  • Löse den Stromanschluss mit einer Pinzette vom Logic Board.

  • Ziehe den Stecker des Stromanschlusses in Richtung der Öffnung des optischen Laufwerks.

Tweezers aren't strong enough. Use some small needle-nose pliers. Hold the I/O board and it pull away.

Tyrone Steele - Antwort

  • Schiebe vorsichtig die Einheit des Logic Boards aus dem Mini, achte dabei darauf, dass sich keine Kabel verfangen.

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  • Der Lautsprecher ist mit folgenden beiden Torx Schrauben am Logic Board befestigt. Drehe sie heraus:

    • Eine 4,2 mm T6 Schraube

    • Eine 3,7 mm T6 Schraube

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  • Hebe die Lautsprecherdrähte vorsichtig hoch, um den Verbinder des Lautsprechers aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board zu lösen.

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