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However, for experienced and technical users, this video covering " pre -Early " models -- the Macmini1,1 and Macmini2,1 -- from Apple Specialist CityMac explains the procedure:. Between the four, you have a variety of sound track options and text and verbal instruction options from which to choose.
Please note that all of the above cover models released prior to the "Early " line. Although the overall procedure for the "Early " and "Late " models Macmini3,1 -- is similar to the earlier models, there are a handful of interior differences, particularly with regards to antenna and power cable placement. For these models, Other World Computing provides a helpful instructional video:. Although the upgrade procedure is similar, Other World Computing kindly provides a video for the dual hard drive-equipped Mac mini Server as well:.
By watching the above videos, you should have a good idea whether or not you feel comfortable performing this upgrade yourself or alternately if you would prefer to hire a professional. In the US and many other countries , site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory compatible with all of the Mac mini models and provides a professional upgrade service for the Mac mini as well.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells Mac mini compatible memory with a lifetime warranty and fast, flat-rate shipping Australia-wide. Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Polycarbonate Intel Mac mini models? What type of hard drive do they support?
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This is most easily visualized as a chart: Macmini3,1 RAM Upgrade Videos Although the overall procedure for the "Early " and "Late " models Macmini3,1 -- is similar to the earlier models, there are a handful of interior differences, particularly with regards to antenna and power cable placement. For these models, Other World Computing provides a helpful instructional video: Although the upgrade procedure is similar, Other World Computing kindly provides a video for the dual hard drive-equipped Mac mini Server as well: Buy these tools.
Buy these parts. Insert the Jimmy into the crack between the aluminum top housing and the plastic lower housing.
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Gently bend the Jimmy outwards to pry the crack open a little larger and lift the lower housing up a small amount. There are several plastic clips on the lower housing that fit into a channel in the aluminum top housing. Your goal is to use the Jimmy to push these clips inward enough to free them from the channel, while gently pulling up on the lower housing.
Once you have the first side free, rotate the Mac mini and start prying up on the front edge. Use the same prying motion to both bend the clips inward and lift the lower housing up out of the top housing. You may need to move the Jimmy along the edge to pry up all of the clips. Be patient and do a little bit at a time. In the next few steps you will be removing the AirPort and Bluetooth antennas shown in red from the internal frame. Be very careful, as breaking the brackets will require replacing the internal frame. We will first remove the AirPort antenna, located in the lower left corner of this picture.
Slightly squeeze the two retaining arms toward each other and lift the AirPort antenna off its post. Squeezing the two posts excessively will surely break them off the internal frame.
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Work delicately. During reinstallation, you will have to slightly squeeze the two posts together so they fit into the openings on the AirPort antenna board. Grab the Bluetooth antenna nearest the port side of the computer by the edges of the board and pull it straight up off the internal frame. Remove the antenna board near the front of the mini by pulling it straight up off the internal frame.
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If necessary, remove the piece of tape securing the antenna leads to the internal frame. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the audio ribbon cable connector up off the audio board. Remove the following four screws securing the internal frame to the bottom housing:. The screw in the lower right corner of this image is recessed deep in the internal frame and longer than the other three screws. A flashlight and a thin screwdriver aid in removal. Lift the internal frame off the bottom housing, starting at the rear edge, until you feel the concealed edge connector on the motherboard disconnect.
Then lift straight off, minding the bluetooth and When reassembling, the wifi antenna wire routes to the inside of the vent and then over the top of the vent. Simultaneously pull the tabs on each side of the RAM chip away from the center of the chip.
These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up. If there are two RAM chips installed, repeat the above procedure for the second chip. I did not complete this guide. We upgraded to 4GB a couple of years ago, and it has been running very slow with Yosemite Ordered the 8GB upgrade kit and set for 2 day delivery.
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