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SSD for 2010 Mac Mini

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Mein Problem

Now that SSDs are so cheap, it makes sense to replace the HD that comes with the Mac Mini with a SSD.

Meine Reparatur

The drive exchange went well. The iFixit instructions were very accurate and helpful.

Mein Rat

I read elsewhere that the power cable or the socket for the fan can be damaged fairly easily when the fan is detached from the logic board. I unscrewed the fan from its base but I did not detach the power cable.

The iFixit instructions warn against pushing the logic board more than three-eighths of an inch when making space to remove the HD. Despite my best efforts, I believe that I pushed it further than this and I may have damaged the IR sensor. If I were to attempt this job again, I would try to not move the logic board before removing the HD.

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Mac mini Logic Board Removal Tool


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