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Wanted to hop up my new Mini

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Mac mini Mid 2011

Installing Mac mini Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

Installing Mac mini Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

2 - 4 uren

Moderate

Mijn probleem

Brand new late 2012 Mini. Wanted more out of life. So I decided a 128 Gb SSD and a 1 Tb hybrid drive and some more RAM.

This turned out just great. Except that I wasn't sent a logic board removal tool.

Mijn oplossing

Only problem with the repair is that the Dual Drive Kit did not include the Mac Mini logic board removal tool Which looks like a U and fits into to holes in the logic board.

I was not thrilled. But did you know that you can take an old wire clothes hanger and make your own? Well, you can.

The tool kit is really quite nice. I am glad I ordered it along with the part.

The real meat of the dual drive kit is the cable you just bought from iFixit. Mine came pre bent which was nice. It all fell together perfectly.

When reassembling you need to get the drive for the lower bay to lock into two grommets on the front of the case. Once you finally get it in place, use some tape to hold it there while you reassemble case/powersupply/etc. Take it off when putting the antenna plate back on.

Mijn advies

Advice: use the online guide and follow it carefully. Click images for larger size views. Make your own logic board removal tool. Use good light and wear your old man glasses if you are old like I am.

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Mac mini Dual Drive Kit afbeelding
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