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Introdução

Use this guide to replace the SSD stick in an SSD only, or Fusion Drive model of the Mac mini Late 2014.

  1. The bottom cover is clipped onto three screw posts.
    • The bottom cover is clipped onto three screw posts.

    • Pry near, but not right on the screw posts.

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

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

  4. Remove the following TR6 screws from the antenna plate:
    • Remove the following TR6 screws from the antenna plate:

    • Three 4.1 mm screws

    • Three 1.9 mm screws

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  6. Do not completely remove the antenna plate; it is still connected to the Mac mini by an antenna cable. With the I/O ports facing you, flip the antenna plate to the right to allow access to the antenna cable connector.
    • Do not completely remove the antenna plate; it is still connected to the Mac mini by an antenna cable.

    • With the I/O ports facing you, flip the antenna plate to the right to allow access to the antenna cable connector.

  7. Remove the single 3.4 mm T6 screw and washer from the antenna cable.
    • Remove the single 3.4 mm T6 screw and washer from the antenna cable.

    • Be careful not to lose the washer when removing the screw.

  8. Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connector straight up off its socket on the airport card. Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connector straight up off its socket on the airport card.
    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna connector straight up off its socket on the airport card.

  9. Carefully pull the antenna cable out from the gap between the power supply and case. Carefully pull the antenna cable out from the gap between the power supply and case.
    • Carefully pull the antenna cable out from the gap between the power supply and case.

  10. Remove the antenna plate from the Mac mini.
    • Remove the antenna plate from the Mac mini.

  11. Remove the 5 mm T5 screw securing the SSD.
    • Remove the 5 mm T5 screw securing the SSD.

  12. Lift the free end of the SSD up slightly and pull it out of its socket. Lift the free end of the SSD up slightly and pull it out of its socket. Lift the free end of the SSD up slightly and pull it out of its socket.
    • Lift the free end of the SSD up slightly and pull it out of its socket.

  13. Carefully lift the SSD out of the case without scratching or touching the gold contacts. Carefully lift the SSD out of the case without scratching or touching the gold contacts. Carefully lift the SSD out of the case without scratching or touching the gold contacts.
    • Carefully lift the SSD out of the case without scratching or touching the gold contacts.

Conclusão

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

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If I have a Mac Mini without SSD, only with normal Hard Drive (NO Fusion). Can I install a new one SSD like on this tutorial?. Thanks!

Juan Miguel Ramirez - Responder

Please see my comment later in the thread.

Thomas Hall -

I have the same question as Juan

Cronan McNamara - Responder

yes But You Need To Buy Parts Used Ifixet Or Ebay

william petreman - Responder

I can source the custom PCIe cables. Please reply if interested.

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