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 black Apple logo?

I'm about to plan a anodizing job on my new Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010 model).

There is one big thing that worries me, how to peel off the black logo on top of it?

I need to do so before the acid attack begins, acid that prepares the aluminum for the coloring.

I know it's the same logo as they use on the iPad, but can't find any guide to how to remove it.

Different problem could be the black plastic mounts inside, my guess is they are just glued on?

(see them here Mac Mini Mid 2010 Teardown i know it's not the same model, but I guess they are in mine too)

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Check out this guide for stripping your mini down to just the case. The guide should work just fine for the server model. After you get it down to the bare case, I'd say you would have to forcefully remove the plastic supports attached to the inside. They are probably glued. After that, there is a foil sticker covering the inside of the black logo. I'd peel that off and have a look at how the apple logo is attached to the aluminum case. I have a feeling that the logo cannot be removed without damaging it because the fit seems extremely tight, like they injection molded it right into the case. The most logical removal process would be to hit the logo from the outside of the case with a plastic or wood rod. It's probably a good idea to put a strip of rubber between the two to avoid mashing the plastic.

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So what you are saying is that the logo on top is a mold into the alu, and not a sticker put on the outside?

Hmm okay, that makes it a bit more difficult...


My guess is that the acid will take care of the decal.


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