A unibody aluminum generation of the Mac Mini identifiable by the model number A1347, spanning the Mid 2010 to the currently sold Late 2014 model.

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How to remove logic board?

In the teardown it just show someone putting two screwdrivers into the blind holes and the comment that this saves the Apple-special-tool ("logic board removal tool", probably just a joke).

When I insert a screwdriver or whatever into these blind holes, I can touch the ground of the case on the other side, but I don't feel they can move anything.

How should this work exactly?

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May I ask why do you need to remove the logic board O_o

And I agree, that part of the guide is very... confusing


Good point, @gabe, presumably to upgrade the HDD


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Here's the tool they are talking about:

Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool Image

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that is used as a way to push the logic board out the back. all you do is

1. make sure the back of the mac mini if facing you.

2. make 100% sure that you have got all the screws ( the tear down missed some screws).

3. make 100% sure that you have disconnected everything (i broke the clip to my IR sensor by not paying attention)

4. put two screw drivers in the holes and pull towards you

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So the holes are actually not needed? I could just move the logic board somewhere else also? This didn't work for me.


yea thats what i did.



Could you please post a picture of what screws that should be removed?

Would appreciate it!

/ Viktor


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I successfully used a small 2mm Allen key to detach the logic board. You shouldn't use anything tightly fitting, since, from what I understand, it's a levering action: fixed point is at the bottom of the case while the two holes in the logic board move to the back (connectors side). You can even get away with a single key/screw driver, if you alternate carefully.

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