Introduction

How to remove the upper case.

Parts

No parts required.

  • You can skip this step if you bought your putty knife from iFixit. Putty knives purchased from iFixit come with pre-ground edges.

  • You'll need a putty knife in order to open the case. A 1.5 inch thin putty knife will work well, but you'll want to grind the edge down. Rub the putty knife's short edge back and forth on a sheet of all purpose rough grit sandpaper (100 grit will work fine) until it attains a beveled edge.

So, Guys at iFixit, since you are making the beta thing, i have a lot of macs that i can make guides for. if you don't mind user created mac guides, i can make guides for the:

Powermac G4 Cube

Powermac G4 Quicksilver

Powermac G4 MDD

Powermac G3 B&W

iMac G3 (First Gen)

Apple 17" Studio LCD Display

Chris Green - Reply

Quote from Chris Green:

So, Guys at iFixit, since you are making the beta thing, i have a lot of macs that i can make guides for. if you don't mind user created mac guides, i can make guides for the:

Powermac G4 Cube

Powermac G4 Quicksilver

Powermac G4 MDD

Powermac G3 B&W

iMac G3 (First Gen)

Apple 17" Studio LCD Display

BTW: The required battery is a CR2032

Kurt Gearhart - Reply

Quote from Kurt Gearhart:

BTW: The required battery is a CR2032

Kurt Gearhart - Reply

Place the mini upside down on a cloth and turn it so that the apple leaf faces you.
  • Place the mini upside down on a cloth and turn it so that the apple leaf faces you.

  • Insert the putty knife into the seam between silver outer case and the white plastic. If you have trouble, you can insert the putty knife at an angle or grind the knife's edge down further. Push the blade down until you meet firm resistance (roughly 3/8 of an inch).

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Pull directly back on the putty knife until the white plastics pops up. Don't worry about bending the putty knife too far or breaking the plastic tabs. Just continue to pull back on the putty knife until the case pops free.
  • Pull directly back on the putty knife until the white plastics pops up. Don't worry about bending the putty knife too far or breaking the plastic tabs. Just continue to pull back on the putty knife until the case pops free.

  • Repeat this procedure on the other side.

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Grasp the white lower case beneath the vent and rotate it up and away from you, pulling it free of the upper case.
  • Grasp the white lower case beneath the vent and rotate it up and away from you, pulling it free of the upper case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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those Putty Knifes are:

too smal

too sharp

too expensive.

Better use a 100mm broad Spatula; (opens all the claws in on step)

out of plastic is good enough and cheap.

And use two of them at one time.

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