Finding the iFixit site was a god send! In my dim and distant past I have always tried to repair things even rebuilding a floppy disk file allocation table after a mate formatted the disk and got back 80% of the data.
This site is perfect and I love the principle of sustainability it embodies. I am about to attempt my first iFixit inspired mod by adding an SSD in to my Mac mini.
I will try and record this and share the experience!