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  1. Mac Mini M2 Teardown, Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • This teardown applies to the base M2 model of Mac mini. This guide uses the following specs:

    • System on Chip M2 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

    • 8 GB of memory

    • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports with support for 6K resolution at 60 Hz.

    • 256 GB of SSD Storage.

    • The overall exterior design hasn't changed too drastically since the M1 Mac mini, although the M2 Mac mini is slightly smaller.

  2. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • On the back of the unit, we find our I/O ports. The base M2 has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, although the M2 Pro model has four ports. We also have two USB-A ports, HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit ethernet port, and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack.

  3. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 3, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 3, afbeelding 3 van 3
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    • Flipping the device over, we can see the iconic bottom cover with the Mac mini logo molded into it. Removing the cover can be done easily enough with an Opening Tool, although Apple has recommended using a Spudger for this in their guide for the M1 Mac mini.

  4. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 4, afbeelding 3 van 3
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    • With the cover removed, we can see the antenna plate. This is held down with six Torx T6 security screws, which can be removed with the appropriate screwdriver.

    • Carefully moving the plate to the side, we get just enough space to expose the antenna coaxial cable held down with a grounding clip and another T6 screw.

    • With the screw removed, a Spudger can be used to dislodge the antenna plate. Alternatively you can use an Opening Tool for this.

  5. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 5, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • With the antenna plate removed, we can get access to the single fan as well as the PRAM battery.

    • The fan can be removed with minimal fuss after loosening the four T5 Torx screws.

    • The fan itself is really similar to the OEM fan on the M1, and it wouldn't be surprising is the two shared the same specs.

  6. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • It is worth pointing out that with the fan removed it becomes abundantly obvious that there is a lot of empty space, especially when you consider that whole logic board only takes up about half of the full volume of the device.

    • While it is really cool that Apple can cram that much power into such a small board, they missed the opportunity to include some additional I/O features, or significantly slim down the overall design of the mini.

  7. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 7, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Once the fan is removed we can unplug the flex cable for the LED indicator light by flipping up the ZIF connector, and removing the cable from its housing.

    • We can also remove the power supply cable by pealing off the polyester film from the top of the connector, and carefully pulling the cable out of the connector.

  8. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 8, afbeelding 3 van 3
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    • The logic board is only held down by two Torx T10 screws.

    • Once the screws are removed we can slide the board out of its housing with no fuss.

  9. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 9, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • To remove the power supply from the housing first remove the three T6 screws from the power supply.

    • Using a set of tweezers, remove the retention clip from under the AC inlet. This will allow us to rotate the inlet. Rotating the inlet 90 degrees counterclockwise will allow us to slide the power supply out of the housing.

  10. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 10, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • The power supply itself is for the most part unmarked, save for the small label on the bottom giving its specs.

    • Part Number: 614-00045

    • Input: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 2.0 A

    • Output: 12 V, 12.5 A

  11. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Moving right on to the logic board assembly, the overall layout of components remains unchanged. Everything from the speaker to the I/O wall, and even the heat sync has the same layout as the M1 mini.

  12. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 12, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 12, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 12, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • The speaker is held down by two T6 screws.

    • Moving the speaker over shows the speaker's connector on the logic board. Using an opening tool we can free the speaker from the connector.

  13. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 13, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 13, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • The Bluetooth antenna is a simple coaxial connection. This is undone with an opening tool.

    • There are also three grounding clips that hold the cables in place. These are also easily undone with the opening tool.

    • Both cables thread through a channel underneath the heat sink. Once these cables are freed from the grounding clips they can be pulled through the channel.

  14. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 14, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 14, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • On the back, we find the connection for the power button. This is a simple ZIF connection that can be easily undone using the opening tool to lift the clip.

  15. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 15, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 15, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 15, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • Once all the cables have been undone, the only thing that is holding the I/O wall in place is five T6 Torx screws. Once the screw is attached to the logic board, the other four are attached to both sides of the heat sink's shroud.

  16. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 16, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 16, afbeelding 2 van 2
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    • The final component that can be removed is the heat sink shroud, and the heat sink itself. Both sets of screws are T6 Torx screws.

    • All four screws for the shroud are each covered by a small rubber and are adhered to the screws themselves.

    • The heat sink is attached to the logic board with four screws, along with two brackets.

    • Interestingly, Apple didn't feel the need to tell us how to remove either of the components in the M1 guide. Yes, heat sinks don't typically "go bad", thermal paste typically will typically dry out after five years. Either Apple is confident that their thermal paste will last the lifetime of the device, or they expect you to by a new Mac in 5 years

    • Dust has also been a culprit of cooling issues, so it probably wouldn't be a horrible idea to get in there with a dust blower.

  17. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 17, afbeelding 1 van 2 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 17, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • In typical Apple fashion, we see a small amount of thermal paste covering the CPU. Cleaning off the paste reveals Apple's signature logo.

  18. Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 18, afbeelding 1 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 18, afbeelding 2 van 3 Mac Mini M2 Teardown: stap 18, afbeelding 3 van 3
    • The overall footprint of the board itself is just a little bit wider than the iPhone 13.

    • 64-bit M2 8-core SoC (system on a chip).

    • 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) LPDDR5 SDRAM memory

    • PRAM battery housing

    • 256 GB NAND Flash

    • PMIC Ethernet Controller

    • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module

  19. Mac Mini M2 Teardown, Reparability Score: stap 19, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Mac mini M2 Reparability Score: 6 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

    • No tough adhesive holds the M2 Mac mini or its components hostage.

    • Use of a few common tools, disassembly is straight-forward.

    • The disassembly does not differ significantly from the M1 mini, which makes many repairs familiar.

    • Apple's poor thermal paste job might prove to be a problem later on.

    • All I/O ports are soldered directly to the logic board. If one breaks then the whole board needs to be replaced.

    • Upgrading components like storage or memory are almost impossible due to the integration with the processor.

    • The CPU and storage are both soldered to the logic board and not user-upgradeable.

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Lid sinds: 06/30/14

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I'd give it a 3/10 repairability score, since every major component (CPU/RAM/SSD) is soldered and unreplaceable/not upgradeable. At least it's easy to open.

Federico Barutto - Antwoord

Howdy, my thought process for the score is that while it does not feature upgradeability for the major components, the disassembly is very similar to the late 2018 Mac mini and also reduces the number of tools needed for disassembly.

Jacob Mehnert -

Seeing the similarities in the housing design of both the M2 model and the 2018 model, is it feasible that I should be able to switch the housing between the two without any trouble?

Taireke Lewis - Antwoord

I strongly agree with Federico Barutto. This score feels rooted in the wrong place. A 9/10 repairability score when the CPU, RAM, and SSD can't be swapped? How is this a 9/10, when 63% of all desktops in the world (Windows desktops) have all of those things hotswappable? Since all Windows desktops are more repairable than this 9/10 system, does that mean that 63% of all desktops in the world have a reparability score of 10/10? Easily upgradeable CPU, RAM, and storage only merits a single point increase?

This should be a 5 or below on reparability. A rare miss from an otherwise excellent iFixit.

anonymous - Antwoord

Score is 6/10

Pedro Thomson -

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