Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

 
 

Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

$4.95

$4.95

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Product Details

Features

Features

The least originally named tool we offer.

  • Simple tool pries the logic board free to allow access to the hard drive in 2010-up Mac Minis.
  • Custom iFixit version is nearly indistinguishable from Apple's official logic board removal tool.
 

Repair Stories

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David Millard's Story Photo #948137

My Problem

My husband's Mac Mini has been dreadfully slow for months now -- boot it up and walk away for 10 mins slow. Beachball fest every minute or two slow. The Apple store guys couldn't find a specific culprit with their diagnostics, but they thought the hard drive might be so slow so that boot up and pa . . .

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Glenn Eychaner's Story Photo #899193

My Problem

The low-end Mac Mini 2014 has poor performance, but I knew that when I bought it.

My Fix

I bought a bottom-of-the-line Mac Mini 2014, intending to upgrade the internal drive to an SSD and add external storage using the drive from an old Time Capsule with a bad power supply. I ordered the replacement SATA SS . . .

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My Problem

I bought the entry level 2014 Mac Mini from the Apple refurbs because of the price. As we all know, a good price is not a good price if you don't use the item. Well, the entry level 2014 Mac Mini wasn't getting much use. With only 4 GB of memory, 1.4GHz processor and a spinning disk it was very . . .

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My Problem

My mini was slow. I purchased the mid-grade model with the upgraded CPU & RAM (2.6GHz i5/8GB) because those things are not upgradable on this platform, even if they were, a CPU would cost a 1/3rd the price of the computer so, I skimped on storage purposely to save cash.

This left me with a 5400RPM . . .

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My Problem

Refurbishing a Mini for son's first Mac.

My Fix

These instructions and helpful edits are outstanding!! I can't thank all of you enough for sharing your stories, hints and, especially, your words of caution. Until now, I have only exchanged a couple of easy hard drives in an old Dell and my MBP (Mid 2012), b . . .

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My Problem

I was tired of long boot times and slow program launches on my late 2014 Mac Mini. Even with 16 GB of RAM, the thing was pokey.

My Fix

The 2014 Mac Mini wasn't the most difficult Mac to work on that I've ever encountered, that honor goes to the pre-Unibody Macbook Pro. Ugh. Replacing the hard drive in the M . . .

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My Problem

Slow mechanical hard drive - upgrade to SSD.

My Fix

Went smoothly.

My Advice

Could have used some closeups on the removal of the power plug clip - you just pull it out, but it wasn't clear if it was supposed to levered up or down. Also, could have used a closeup on pulling the power connector off the logic board; it d . . .

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My Problem

I thought I could live with a slow spinning drive - I couldn't...

My Fix

The replacement went without a hitch. I was dreading some kind of hiccup along the way, but the directions were so clear and detailed, I knew what to expect at each step. So in the end, I was able to successfully replacement my stock . . .

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