Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

Mac Mini Logic Board Removal Tool

$4.99

$4.99

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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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My Problem

Upgrade to SSD

My Fix

Found out the hard way you need to reformat the SSD before installing in the Mac mini. Otherwise it went fine.

My Advice

Note in the guide to reformat the SSD before installing into the Mac mini

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My Problem

replaced HDD with SSD

My Fix

did not need tool to remove logic board but screen did not fit back could not use one screw

My Advice

take risks but use good tools

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My Problem

One day my Mac Mini would not wake up. Leading up to this it was acting a bit unreliable.

My Fix

I started with first unplugging the power supply from the logic board and measuring the power supply output with a multi-meter to ensure that was not the issue. It puts out a simple 12V to the logic board so i . . .

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My Problem

Not a problem but an upgrade. A friend of a friend was in the market for a new computer and I convinced him to buy a Mac. A large selling point was the ability to purchase an older Mac and install a second drive and install Windows on it in the off chance he'd ever want to go back to it.

My Fix

"Repair" its . . .

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My Problem

My original 500GB hard drive was very SLOW .

My Fix

Super easy. Followed the instructions provided on ifixit.com, easy to follow and step by step. I was up and running within an hour. Now my Mac Mini is FAST!!

My Advice

1. Backup to Time Machine First - restore is fast and easy.

2. Follow the instructions for a co . . .

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My Problem

The hard drive was to slow - change it to a SSD

My Fix

Followed the repair guid for harddisk installation, and the guide was really helpful.

My Advice

Take your time and read the guid carefully. If you do, you will not go wrong

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My Problem

I was receiving a SMART report of imminent failure, so I replaced it with a Crucial MX300 SSD

My Fix

Two issues: the IR sensor was not observed. And the insertion into the drive slots was very tedious. The drive did not want to go into the two holes in the case. I also replaced the Mac mini cooling fan whi . . .

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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 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

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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