1. So here it is, exactly the same form factor as the previous Mac mini, but now in Space Gray So here it is, exactly the same form factor as the previous Mac mini, but now in Space Gray
    • So here it is, exactly the same form factor as the previous Mac mini, but now in Space Gray

  2. Once flipped over, a familiar black cover is revealed. Pry open the lid to release it from the three large screws The lid had a soft foam inside to dampen the vibrations of the beefed up fan
    • Once flipped over, a familiar black cover is revealed.

    • Pry open the lid to release it from the three large screws

    • The lid had a soft foam inside to dampen the vibrations of the beefed up fan

  3. The lid is secured with the same TR6 screws as the 2014 model The lid is secured with the same TR6 screws as the 2014 model
    • The lid is secured with the same TR6 screws as the 2014 model

  4. The antenna cable is very short, so watch out; rotate the cover to reveal the internals The antenna cable is very short, so watch out; rotate the cover to reveal the internals
    • The antenna cable is very short, so watch out; rotate the cover to reveal the internals

  5. The antenna cable is held down with a little TX6 screw It has a tiny washer to make sure no stress is applied to the cable
    • The antenna cable is held down with a little TX6 screw

    • It has a tiny washer to make sure no stress is applied to the cable

  6. The fan has four identical TX6 screws holding it down The screws go trough a rubber tube to reduce vibration The screws go trough a rubber tube to reduce vibration
    • The fan has four identical TX6 screws holding it down

    • The screws go trough a rubber tube to reduce vibration

  7. Underneath the fan the connector pops off easilly The fan feels solid. Much better than previous models The fan feels solid. Much better than previous models
    • Underneath the fan the connector pops off easilly

    • The fan feels solid. Much better than previous models

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  9. Now, lets take out the motherboard Massive (for the mini) TX10 screws secure the motherboard to the chassis Massive (for the mini) TX10 screws secure the motherboard to the chassis
    • Now, lets take out the motherboard

    • Massive (for the mini) TX10 screws secure the motherboard to the chassis

  10. The power supply can be unplugged by as many wires as possible between your iFixit tweezers and pull upwards Also take off the tiny power led connector
    • The power supply can be unplugged by as many wires as possible between your iFixit tweezers and pull upwards

    • Also take off the tiny power led connector

  11. Slide the motherboard out by gently applying pressure to the heatsink Slide the motherboard out by gently applying pressure to the heatsink
    • Slide the motherboard out by gently applying pressure to the heatsink

  12. Some interesting design choices made here. A full size CMOS battery The wifi wiring runs underneath the large speaker The power button is attached to a ultra flat cable that runs in an arc along the heatsink
    • Some interesting design choices made here. A full size CMOS battery

    • The wifi wiring runs underneath the large speaker

    • The power button is attached to a ultra flat cable that runs in an arc along the heatsink

  13. We flip over the motherboard to see a massive amount of tiny components Also some familiar pieces of foam all over the place Also some familiar pieces of foam all over the place
    • We flip over the motherboard to see a massive amount of tiny components

    • Also some familiar pieces of foam all over the place

  14. But now what we are all here for. The RAM Four TX5 screws holt it down Four TX5 screws holt it down
    • But now what we are all here for. The RAM

    • Four TX5 screws holt it down

  15. The memory cover slides off at an angle The memory cover slides off at an angle The memory cover slides off at an angle
    • The memory cover slides off at an angle

  16. These rubber parts will be a pain to put back on later. There are tiny pieces of rubber in it that need to slide into the metal clips holding the memory in place
    • These rubber parts will be a pain to put back on later.

    • There are tiny pieces of rubber in it that need to slide into the metal clips holding the memory in place

  17. The memory itself sits upside down in its sockets The springs are very strong and will shoot the memory in your face if you're not careful! The springs are very strong and will shoot the memory in your face if you're not careful!
    • The memory itself sits upside down in its sockets

    • The springs are very strong and will shoot the memory in your face if you're not careful!

  18. The power supply is secured in a similar way as with the previous models A little clip has to be removed, and the connector can be rotated A little clip has to be removed, and the connector can be rotated
    • The power supply is secured in a similar way as with the previous models

    • A little clip has to be removed, and the connector can be rotated

  19. The power supply is held down with three TX6 screws They look just like the fan screws, but they appear just a little bit thicker and with longer thread They look just like the fan screws, but they appear just a little bit thicker and with longer thread
    • The power supply is held down with three TX6 screws

    • They look just like the fan screws, but they appear just a little bit thicker and with longer thread

  20. After taking out the power supply we are left with an empty shell I really enjoyed taking this mini apart. My verdict is it's much easier than the 2014 model as cables are in a more logical place
    • After taking out the power supply we are left with an empty shell

    • I really enjoyed taking this mini apart. My verdict is it's much easier than the 2014 model as cables are in a more logical place

Conclusie

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

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Wouter de Vries

Lid sinds: 08-11-18

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What happens to the machine if the SSD fails? Will the entire logic board need to be replaced? I have a feeling that the chances of SSD failing would be significantly higher than Ram… So shouldn’t apple make SSD removable as well?

Sam - Antwoord

Failing SSD means a failing motherboard. In my experience, apple ssd-s are very reliable. Upgradable memory allows you to use a device longer. If you configure it with 16GB today, you might want to max out the memory in the future, once prices go down.

Wouter de Vries -

What about the CPU, is it in a socket or soldered in?

Steve Seg - Antwoord

I didn’t have the courage to take the heatsink off. So we’ll have to wait for someone who does.

Wouter de Vries -

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