Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac mini Server configuration.

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Logic board replacement with newer model

I own a Mac Mini mid 2011 (MC815LL/A), which logic board died. I am wondering if I can replace it with Mac mini late 2012 logic board? Ha anyone done that?

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Sorry can't tell you if it would fit or not. I doubt anyone has even tried.

Frankly, I don't think you want to do it. The older system is more expandable than the current '14 system. The RAM is soldered on unlike your older system which you can upgrade.

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On Mac mini late 2012 RAM is not soldered. On the newest MAc mini 2014 RAM is soldered.

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Correct! My bad for not being clearer.


Apple tends to move things about between the series so its likely a late '12 board will not fix the older mid '11 system.


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