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Einleitung

Upgrade or replace the combo or SuperDrive.

  1. Power down your Mac mini, disconnect all of the cables, and flip it over. Insert the Jimmy into the crack between the aluminum top housing and the plastic lower housing.
    • Power down your Mac mini, disconnect all of the cables, and flip it over.

    • Insert the Jimmy into the crack between the aluminum top housing and the plastic lower housing.

    • The Jimmy should reach a stop about 3/8" down.

  2. Gently bend the Jimmy outwards to pry the crack open a little larger and lift the lower housing up a small amount. There are several plastic clips on the lower housing that fit into a channel in the aluminum top housing. Your goal is to use the Jimmy to push these clips inward enough to free them from the channel, while gently pulling up on the lower housing. There are several plastic clips on the lower housing that fit into a channel in the aluminum top housing. Your goal is to use the Jimmy to push these clips inward enough to free them from the channel, while gently pulling up on the lower housing.
    • Gently bend the Jimmy outwards to pry the crack open a little larger and lift the lower housing up a small amount.

    • There are several plastic clips on the lower housing that fit into a channel in the aluminum top housing. Your goal is to use the Jimmy to push these clips inward enough to free them from the channel, while gently pulling up on the lower housing.

  3. Once you have the first side free, rotate the Mac mini and start prying up on the front edge. Use the same prying motion to both bend the clips inward and lift the lower housing up out of the top housing.
    • Once you have the first side free, rotate the Mac mini and start prying up on the front edge.

    • Use the same prying motion to both bend the clips inward and lift the lower housing up out of the top housing.

  4. You may need to move the Jimmy along the edge to pry up all of the clips. Be patient and do a little bit at a time. You may need to move the Jimmy along the edge to pry up all of the clips. Be patient and do a little bit at a time.
    • You may need to move the Jimmy along the edge to pry up all of the clips. Be patient and do a little bit at a time.

  5. Keep working around the perimeter, freeing the clips along the final edge. Keep working around the perimeter, freeing the clips along the final edge.
    • Keep working around the perimeter, freeing the clips along the final edge.

  6. Flip the Mac mini back over and lift the top housing off of the lower housing. Flip the Mac mini back over and lift the top housing off of the lower housing.
    • Flip the Mac mini back over and lift the top housing off of the lower housing.

  7. In the next few steps you will be removing the AirPort and Bluetooth antennas (shown in red) from the internal frame. Be very careful, as breaking the brackets will require replacing the internal frame.
    • In the next few steps you will be removing the AirPort and Bluetooth antennas (shown in red) from the internal frame. Be very careful, as breaking the brackets will require replacing the internal frame.

    • We will first remove the AirPort antenna, located in the lower left corner of this picture.

  8. Slightly squeeze the two retaining arms toward each other and lift the AirPort antenna off its post. Squeezing the two posts excessively will surely break them off the internal frame. Work delicately.
    • Slightly squeeze the two retaining arms toward each other and lift the AirPort antenna off its post.

    • Squeezing the two posts excessively will surely break them off the internal frame. Work delicately.

    • During reinstallation, you will have to slightly squeeze the two posts together so they fit into the openings on the AirPort antenna board.

  9. The two Bluetooth antenna boards simply lift off the internal frame. Grab the Bluetooth antenna nearest the port side of the computer by the edges of the board and pull it straight up off the internal frame.
    • The two Bluetooth antenna boards simply lift off the internal frame.

    • Grab the Bluetooth antenna nearest the port side of the computer by the edges of the board and pull it straight up off the internal frame.

    • Pull carefully, as it may offer significant resistance and release suddenly.

  10. Remove the antenna board near the front of the mini by pulling it straight up off the internal frame.
    • Remove the antenna board near the front of the mini by pulling it straight up off the internal frame.

    • If necessary, remove the piece of tape securing the antenna leads to the internal frame.

    • Be sure to keep track of the springs under each of the three antenna boards.

  11. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the audio ribbon cable connector up off the audio board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the audio ribbon cable connector up off the audio board.

  12. Remove the following four screws securing the internal frame to the bottom housing:
    • Remove the following four screws securing the internal frame to the bottom housing:

    • Three 6.7 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • One 9.5 mm Phillips #00 screw

    • The screw in the lower right corner of this image is recessed deep in the internal frame and longer than the other three screws. A flashlight and a thin screwdriver aid in removal.

  13. Lift the internal frame off the bottom housing, starting at the rear edge, until you feel the concealed edge connector on the motherboard disconnect. Then lift straight off, minding the bluetooth and 802.11 antenna cables.
    • Lift the internal frame off the bottom housing, starting at the rear edge, until you feel the concealed edge connector on the motherboard disconnect. Then lift straight off, minding the bluetooth and 802.11 antenna cables.

    • When reassembling, the wifi antenna wire routes to the inside of the vent and then over the top of the vent.

  14. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black electrical tape spanning the interconnect board and optical drive. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black electrical tape spanning the interconnect board and optical drive.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the black electrical tape spanning the interconnect board and optical drive.

  15. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the audio ribbon cable from the interconnect board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the audio ribbon cable from the interconnect board.

  16. If necessary, remove the yellow kapton tape covering the internal frame and the optical drive.
    • If necessary, remove the yellow kapton tape covering the internal frame and the optical drive.

  17. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame.

  18. Turn the mini 180 degrees and remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame on the other side.
    • Turn the mini 180 degrees and remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame on the other side.

  19. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the interconnect board to the optical drive.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the interconnect board to the optical drive.

  20. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the crevice between the optical drive and the interconnect board.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the crevice between the optical drive and the interconnect board.

    • Carefully increase the crevice to disconnect the optical drive from the interconnect board.

  21. Gently lift the optical drive out of the internal frame.
    • Gently lift the optical drive out of the internal frame.

  22. Transfer the four foam bumpers to the replacement optical drive.
    • Transfer the four foam bumpers to the replacement optical drive.

Abschluss

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I found that it's entirely possible to remove the optical drive without removing the whole subframe. You can remove the four screws on the sides of the drive quite easily, remove the other end of the audio cable then unscrew the two screws on the back of the drive holding the interconnect board to the drive (the only fiddly bit as it's hard to get a a good angle onto those two screws), then gently lift the front of the drive and pull it forward.

Marcus Bointon - Antwort

Can anyone tell me now that I have replaced the optical drive, why if only accepts dvd's being put into it when I have first turn on the computer?? If I do it when the computer is already on, no matter how far I try and push in the DVD it doesn't grab it and pull it in properly. No trouble playing them once in.

Hannah - Antwort

Please help! Can anyone tell me now that I have replaced the optical drive, why if only accepts dvd's being put into it when I have first turn on the computer?? If I do it when the computer is already on, no matter how far I try and push in the DVD it doesn't grab it and pull it in properly. No trouble playing them once in.

Hannah - Antwort

Hi!

Is is correct about the optibay i need to replace a DVD up to SSD:

- the inside connector of this optibay is SATA 3 witch is compatible for a modern SSD, like this one - https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/Newest-Go...

- the outside that goes to a motherboard - what is it - i can't really understand - is it eSATA or it it mSATA or smth else?

Thanks for your reply in advance!

dv1977 - Antwort

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