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Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac mini Server configuration.

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Fan Connector Broken on Logic Board

I was replacing the HD in my new 2011 Mac Mini with an SSD, somehow I managed to break the fan connector attached to the logic board.

Is it possible to order a new connector and have it repaired somehow?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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First I don't think the part will be available for some time if ever. Second you are looking at a serious board repair requiring some very expensive equipment and a high skill level to do the repair. You might try googling mac logic board repair and see if you can find someone who can do it for a price less than a new logic board. I don't believe this is a do it yourself repair but I wish you luck and hope AB or OT will have a better answer. Link provided.

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Thank you for your link. I was able to find L2 Computer in NYC via your links. They repair logic boards. They have ordered the necessary parts for the repair, so I am still hopeful at this point. Estimated repair cost is $200.00, plus shipping. I'll let you know how it all works out ... costly mistake on my part.


I would have replaced the fan connector for half that price.


How did the repair go?


The L2 Computer repair went very well. There was a delay because the needed part on the logic board was not in stock, so it was ordered from China ... that took awhile.

All in all, please with the results, happy to have the Mini alive and well after my initial blunder. I thought it was toast.

Thank you for the assistance in finding a solution.



Hey ABCellers, are you still repairing broken fan connectors in the Mac Mini. I would like to contact you and have you repair mine.

A little connector on the logic board came off when I remove the fan.


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