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Upgrading RAM for the MacMini.
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Deek
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Apr 25, 2005, 07:23 PM
 
Quick question: How do you do it? It seems like you would pry off the top somehow.
I want to know the "right" way of doing this instead of screwing up my mac's case.
     
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Apr 25, 2005, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Deek
Quick question: How do you do it? It seems like you would pry off the top somehow.
I want to know the "right" way of doing this instead of screwing up my mac's case.
There is a video & a PDF at this site, from a previous thread. Note that you need to be very careful when taking it apart, and also when putting it back together. There are threads about people breaking pins or tabs when re-assembling, so you may want to search around in this forum to learn from other people's mistakes.
     
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Apr 25, 2005, 08:20 PM
 
Okay, thanks.
     
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Apr 28, 2005, 12:49 AM
 
Probably the single-most important thing to know about taking the Mac mini apart is that it sounds as if you are breaking it when you pop the pins. It really sounds bad!

When you are putting the case back on, and are about a half an inch away from the pins meeting their slots, slide it straight down. Any kind of angle can result in pins being broken or the thin metal tab-like things at the corners being bent. Make sure that everything is lined up before giving the case its final push.

Doing it the first time seems hard, but it turns out to be so simple that it really isn't worth paying somebody a lot of money to do it for you.
     
   
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