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Answer to: No Sound from Mac Mini!I had the same problem with a Core Solo machine. Turns out the people who installed some RAM (this was before I discovered ifixit) had not properly seated the ZIF cable in its socket. Steps 7 and 8 in the Audio Board install (Mac mini Model A1176 Audio Board Replacement) are where the solution lies. There is a painted line on the ZIF cable. Before you close the cable lock, make sure the cable is fully inserted - the painted line will be about 1mm above and parallel to the top of the socket. Push down the clip and all should be well.
Answer to: Can my 1.5Ghz SoloCore be upgraded to a DualCore processor?I upgraded a Core Solo 1.5GHz with a T7600 Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz. The guide here on ifixit is well done, and along with the notes on each step, it was all I needed to do the work. I would say having the proper tools helps a lot. Who knew a spudger was so important :) Gary O'Brien Photographer Charlotte, NC
Answer to: Mac CPU upgrade speed?I also just installed a T7600 2.33 GHz, and it was pretty much by the book. Read all the notes in each step before you do the step - they are a big help. Also upgraded RAM and HD. The little machine is stepping along quite nicely now. Gary O'Brien Photographer Charlotte, NC