Mac Mini Late 2012 AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement
Replace the AirPort/Bluetooth board in your Late 2012 mini.
- Author: Optimus Goldberg
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a broken AirPort/Bluetoo
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To remove the logic board, the two cylindrical rods of the Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool must be inserted into the holes highlighted in red. Inserting instruments into any logic board holes other than the ones highlighted in red may destroy the logic board.
Insert the Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool into the two holes highlighted in red. Be sure it makes contact with the top side of outer case below the logic board before proceeding.
Carefully pull the tool toward the I/O board. The logic board and I/O board assembly should slightly slide out of the outer case.
Cease prying when the I/O board is visibly separated from the outer case.
Remove the Mac Mini Logic Board Removal tool.
Lift but do not remove the speaker assembly, as it still remains connected to the logic board via the speaker connector.
Carefully lift the speaker wires upward to lift the speaker connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.
Lift and remove the speaker away from the logic board.