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Be careful with the CPU fan

Howie Isaacks -

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


Mijn probleem

I wanted to upgrade this Mac mini mid-2011 so that it would have a fast SSD, and lots of internal storage. It now has 756GB of total storage, and it's really fast now. I installed a Crucial SSD that is rated for 500MB/s read and write.

Mijn oplossing

Everything went well... Mostly. I've done this installation four times before this, but in this case, I accidentally yanked on the CPU fan a bit too hard. It pulled one of the cables out of the connector. I was able to very carefully reseat the cable back into the connector, but I decided this morning to go ahead and order another CPU fan from iFixit just to be sure that this Mac mini won't have any fan issues.

Mijn advies

Again, be careful when pulling the CPU fan cable from the logic board. I've been doing Mac repair and upgrade work for a lot of years so I'm a little miffed at myself that I made such a stupid mistake. Take a moment to look closely at the orientation of connector at the end of the power supply where the power cable connects. It's easy to forget how it was originally seated, and you'll end up wasting a lot of reassembly time. I always take pictures if I worry that I might forget.

Mac mini Dual Drive Kit afbeelding
Mac mini Dual Drive Kit


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