Giriş

If your fan is noisy or clogged with dust, use this guide to remove it for cleaning or replacement.

  1. Power off and unplug your Mac mini before you begin.
    • Power off and unplug your Mac mini before you begin.

    • Use an opening tool to pry the bottom cover up off of the Mac mini.

    Yorum Ekle

  2. Lift and remove the bottom cover.
    • Lift and remove the bottom cover.

    • To reinstall the cover:

      • Align it carefully so that the words "Mac mini" can be read when the ports are facing you.

      • Then, press down on the cover to snap the hidden clips into place.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Remove six TR6 Torx security screws securing the antenna plate, of the following lengths:

      • Three 4.1 mm screws

      • Three 1.8 mm screws

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your Mac.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Do not completely remove the antenna plate; it is still connected to the Mac mini by an antenna cable.

    • With the Mac mini's ports facing you, carefully lift the antenna plate and slide it about an inch to the right.

    Yorum Ekle

  3. Spread Fixmas Cheer
    Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
    Spread Fixmas Cheer
    Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
    • Use a T6 Torx driver to remove the 2.8 mm screw securing the antenna cable to the Mac mini's logic board.

    Yorum Ekle

    • The antenna cable connector and socket are fragile.

    • Use the point of a spudger or fine tweezers to gently pry the antenna cable connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.

    • To reconnect the cable, use tweezers to position it carefully over its socket on the logic board, and then press it straight down until it snaps into place.

      • If you need more slack in the cable, you can temporarily pry it from the clips securing it to the antenna plate.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Remove the antenna plate from the Mac mini.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Use a T6 Torx driver to remove the four 7.2 mm screws securing the fan:

      • Two screws securing the fan to the logic board

      • Two screws securing the fan to the exhaust vent

    • Rubber grommets secure these screws to the fan, so they may not come out completely. Just make sure they are fully loosened.

    Yorum Ekle

    • The fan connector is underneath the fan and cannot be disconnected until the fan is moved aside. Don't try to remove the fan completely yet.

    • Lift the fan from the flat edge where it meets the exhaust vent, being careful not to strain the fan cable underneath.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Grasp the fan cable by all six wires and gently lift to unplug it from the logic board.

    Yorum Ekle

    • Remove the fan.

    Yorum Ekle

Sonuç

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

Jeff Suovanen

Üyelik tarihi: 06-08-2013

194.336 İtibar

164 adet Kılavuz yazıldı

Takım

iFixit iFixit üyesi

Community

113 Üyeler

7.289 adet Kılavuz yazıldı

0 Yorum

Yorum Ekle

İstatistikleri Görüntüle:

Son 24 Saat: 7

Son 7 Gün: 41

Son 30 Gün: 385

Her zaman: 543