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Jimmy or iSesamo helpful for opening mac mini slot-in?

Hi there,

I am thinking about opening up my mac mini 1.83 Ghz 60Gb to give it a 250Gb SSD as described in:

Mac mini Model A1176 Hard Drive Replacement

I see that iFixit uses the thin putty knife for that:


Is it possible to use Jimmy or iSesamo to open it, too?

I do have other repairs I could use the Jimmy or iSesamo for so I'd like to skip the purchase of the thin putty knife if one of the other two were sufficient for the job

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You really need a broad, deep and thin tool (putty knife).

The idea here is to catch the multiple snap latches of the plastic housing which are in deep. I don't see these other tools as workable for the task.

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Thanks for the precise and quick reply!

Will go for the putty knife then - at least for this task.


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