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Mac mini Late 2014 I/O Bezel Replacement

Replace the I/O bezel in a Late 2014 Mac mini.

Use this guide to replace the I/O faceplate, including its integrated antennas, on your Mac mini Late 2014. On some models it may be possible to remove and install the I/O faceplate without removing the heat sink; in that case, feel free to skip the steps for heat sink removal (just be extra careful not to damage the I/O faceplate cables).

If you do remove the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal compound before reassembling your Mac mini. Follow our thermal paste guide for instructions on cleaning and preparing the thermal surfaces and applying a new layer of thermal compound.

This guide was made with a Fusion Drive Mac mini, and may have more connectors and components than your model. Don't be alarmed if you're missing a hard drive or SSD connector!

Step 1 I/O Bezel  ¶ 

Remove the following T6 Torx screws from the I/O port antenna cables:

Step 1 I/O Bezel  ¶ 

  • Remove the following T6 Torx screws from the I/O port antenna cables:

  • Three 2.8 mm screws with washers

  • One 3.4 mm screw

  • One 2.7 mm screw

Step 2  ¶ 

Use the point of a spudger to lift the power switch cable connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Use the point of a spudger to lift the power switch cable connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use the point of a spudger to lift the power switch cable connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 3  ¶ 

Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connectors up off of their sockets on the AirPort card. Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connectors up off of their sockets on the AirPort card. Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connectors up off of their sockets on the AirPort card.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connectors up off of their sockets on the AirPort card.

Step 4  ¶ 

Remove the four 2.7 mm T6 Torx screws holding the I/O bezel to the logic board.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 2.7 mm T6 Torx screws holding the I/O bezel to the logic board.

Step 5  ¶ 

Remove the foam bumper from between the I/O bezel and USB ports. Remove the foam bumper from between the I/O bezel and USB ports.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the foam bumper from between the I/O bezel and USB ports.

Step 6  ¶ 

Pull the I/O bezel off of the logic board, minding any cables that may get caught. Try not to handle the small steel tabs on the logic board and I/O bezel, as oils from your fingers may cause interference issues. Before installing the logic board assembly, clean the metal tabs to remove any oils transferred during the removal process.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Pull the I/O bezel off of the logic board, minding any cables that may get caught.

  • Try not to handle the small steel tabs on the logic board and I/O bezel, as oils from your fingers may cause interference issues. Before installing the logic board assembly, clean the metal tabs to remove any oils transferred during the removal process.