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Введение

Use this guide to replace a noisy worn-out fan.

Инструменты

  1. Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Place your thumbs in the depressions cut into the bottom cover.

    • Rotate the bottom cover counter-clockwise until the white dot painted on the bottom cover is aligned with the ring inscribed on the outer case.

  2. Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Tilt the mini enough to allow the bottom cover to fall away from the outer case.

    • Remove the bottom cover and set it aside.

  3. Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement, Fan: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 11.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the fan to the logic board near the antenna plate.

  4. Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the ear of the fan nearest the RAM up off the standoff secured to the outer case.

    • If the fan doesn't separate from the standoff screw with a moderate amount of force, you can use a T6 Torx driver to simply remove this screw.

  5. Mac Mini Mid 2010 Fan Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the fan out of the mini for enough clearance to access its connector.

    • Carefully pull the fan cables upward to lift the fan connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Remove the fan.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Комментариев: 2

How do you know the order of the wires when placing the 4 wires back onto the motherboard?

Communications Department - Ответить

The connector is a snap in / snap out or more properly lift out connector. The connector goes back in only one way with the 4 pins aimed towards the wifi icon. To get it out you GENTLY lift the wires. I used my fingernail under the wires as they went from the fan into the connector.

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