Heat Sink Cowling & Fan stuck together when removing.
I have been able to complete this task with no problems on other Mac minis of the same model, but I am perplexed by this.
When removing the top left T6 screw that secures the fan and heat sink cowling to the logic - on left in this picture: https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig... - I was unable to lift the fan on its own until I disconnected the cowling from the logic board so that I could lift them both together.
As I lifted them clear, a small spring popped out.
I am sure that I could replace the pair of them still coupled, but can anyone tell me how to separate them please? Is this a pair of screws (one screwed into the other)?
Is this a good question?