Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement
Removing the Mac mini's single fan.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Easy
Use this guide to replace a noisy worn-out fan.
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Place your thumbs in the depressions cut into the bottom cover.
Rotate the bottom cover counter-clockwise until the white dot painted on the bottom cover is aligned with the ring inscribed on the outer case.
Tilt the mini enough to allow the bottom cover to fall away from the outer case.
Remove the bottom cover and set it aside.
Remove the two 11.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the fan to the logic board near the antenna plate.
Lift the ear of the fan nearest the RAM up off the standoff secured to the outer case.