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A few Mac-Mini Upgrade Issues

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Mac mini Model A1283

Mac mini Model A1283 Optical Drive Replacement

Mac mini Model A1283 Optical Drive Replacement

25 minuten - 1 uur

Moderate

Mijn probleem

I wanted to convert my Mid 2010 Mac Mini into a server

Mijn oplossing

The optical kit from iFixit worked without a hitch. Instructions were easy. But... Be very gentle!

Two connector broke loose from the logic board as I attempted to remove the connectors. I handled them very gently: thermal sensor for the optical drive and the RF remote. I struggled to resolver them for many hours, in the end destroying the RF connector pads on the board. I tried restarting the computer and got some continuous beeping. I figured I had completely destroyed my logic board.

I googled the beeps and decided it must be the RAM installation. Turned out one of the RAM card was messed up. I replaced them both with two old ones from a MacBook Pro and everything booted up perfectly!

In the end the RF connector is hanging loose in the computer because I don't need the remote or the LED.

I now have a 120Gb SSD for the boot disk and a 960Gb SSD for the 2nd drive.

The optical kit from iFixit worked without a hitch.

Mijn advies

Be very gentle and if possible look at the connectors under a magnifying glass, or better still a microscope, while you are pulling them out. It is much easer to understand where and how to pull if you can see what you are dealing with.

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