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Mac mini Model A1176 Fan Replacement

Replace a faulty fan to keep temperatures low.

Tools (continued)
Relevant Parts

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

Disconnect the following connectors from the interconnect board:

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the following connectors from the interconnect board:

  • IR board cable.

  • Fan cable.

  • Due to their small size, it is helpful to either use your fingernails or tweezers to grab the connectors and pull them away from the interconnect board.

Step 2  ¶ 

De-route both the fan and IR board cables out of the channel in the internal frame.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • De-route both the fan and IR board cables out of the channel in the internal frame.

Step 3  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan to the internal frame.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan to the internal frame.

Step 4  ¶ 

Lift the fan out of the internal frame, minding any cables that may get caught.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the fan out of the internal frame, minding any cables that may get caught.