Mac mini Mid 2011 Fan Replacement
Removing the Mac mini's single fan.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Easy
Use this guide to replace a noisy worn-out fan.
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Step 1 — Fan ¶
Remove the two 11.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the fan to the logic board near the antenna plate.
Step 2 ¶
Lift the ear of the fan nearest the RAM up off the standoff secured to the outer case.
Step 3 ¶
Lift the fan out of the mini for enough clearance to access its connector.
Grab all the wires at once and gently pull straight up to disconnect the fan from the logic board.
Remove the fan.