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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby G-Doubleyou » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:38 pm

Yep it can be done with the proper tools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UrSLnn ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby Humble Bee » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:25 pm

That doesn't look too complicated.

Good news!

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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby ConcertinaChap » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:08 pm

Wimp that I am that's definitely beyond my paygrade. Fortunately, should I ever get one of these, I have an Apple authorised repairer nearby who are not above installing Kingston RAM if asked to in this sort of situation so that's the route I'd take.

Thanks for the link.

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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby desmond » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:17 pm

These things are pretty easy to do with an iFixit guide and a little care and patience...

If you're not the "care and patience" type, then yes, get someone else to do it... :tongue:
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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby ConcertinaChap » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:38 pm

desmond wrote:If you're not the "care and patience" type

Would that I were ... :)

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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby Humble Bee » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:21 pm

As a master watchmaker by profession these screws look humongously big! ;)
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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby G-Doubleyou » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:54 pm

when I modified my 2012 Mini OWC had kits with tools supplied and step by step video tutorials.

Looks to be about the same level of complexity.

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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby desmond » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Humble Bee wrote:As a master watchmaker by profession these screws look humongously big! ;)

Patience only goes *so* far... :o :lol:

It's a rare individual who does that stuff... :clap:
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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Wimp that I am that's definitely beyond my paygrade. Fortunately, should I ever get one of these, I have an Apple authorised repairer nearby who are not above installing Kingston RAM if asked to in this sort of situation so that's the route I'd take.

Thanks for the link.

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Lucky you CC, when I took my 2012 MBP for repair my local (ish) Apple approved repairer wouldn't even install the optical drive from my older (2011) MBP to replace the failed one in the new MBP (which I had removed, along with the spare) as they said they weren't allowed to do so and if Apple found out they would be in trouble :headbang: I just took it home with me and stuck it in myself........
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Re: Mac mini rumour... (it's true!)

Postby blinddrew » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Humble Bee wrote:As a master watchmaker by profession these screws look humongously big! ;)
And on the positive side we know where to go next time we're trying to decipher some tiny writing on a badly scanned instruction manual... ;)
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