1 - 2 uren
Wanted faster boot drive
Used kit from iFixit. Online video a great help, only a few extra items of interest; all connectors except power supply, lift up. They look like they should slide parallel to the circuit board (like older models) but they lift up off their connector base. Their is a metal clip that keeps the power plug in place, this must be removed, and twist the power connector counter clockwise to release from groove in housing. Twisting the power connector out took some effort, not sure if it was just my machine, or if they all fit that tight. Same for the motherboard, it takes some force to get it move the first few mm, then it slides out easily. Also when putting the motherboard back in the "fingers" on the housing for the motherboard will catch on the mac mini shell. When sliding back in, make sure to press this fingers/tabs inward while slowly sliding the motherboard in. Only issue with the 2nd hard drive kit, is the tolerance for HD cable/socket connection on the motherboard. It is a tight fit, it took some time to get both HD cables to lock into and stay in place (the flat SATA HD cables don't move much, so make sure you have everything positioned correctly or else you will fight the cables) Otherwise kit worked great, machine booted up and formatted new drive. Took about 40 minutes to complete, having never worked in this model of mac mini before (lot of oh and ah over how small the components are)
Make sure you position all parts precisely when re-assembling. Use soft plastic tools for process, one slip with a metal tool might wipe one of the micro components off the motherboard, especially when fitting the cables back into their sockets.