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Mac mini (PowerPC) Hard Drive Replacement

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  • Autor: iRobot
  • Dificuldade: Moderado

Upgrade your storage with a new hard drive.

Passo 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

Remove the three long, black Phillips screws from the corners of the fan. These screws are strongly threaded, and will offer significant resistance.

Passo 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the three long, black Phillips screws from the corners of the fan. These screws are strongly threaded, and will offer significant resistance.

  • There is no screw in the bottom left corner.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Lift the fan out of the computer.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the fan out of the computer.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Peel up the yellow tape securing the speaker and fan cables to the bottom of the hard drive.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Peel up the yellow tape securing the speaker and fan cables to the bottom of the hard drive.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Use a #1 Phillips to remove the two screws attaching the right side of the hard drive to the plastic framework. You'll need to angle the screwdriver down to get access to the lower right screw. Be sure to apply steady force to the screws and turn slowly so as not to strip them.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Use a #1 Phillips to remove the two screws attaching the right side of the hard drive to the plastic framework. You'll need to angle the screwdriver down to get access to the lower right screw. Be sure to apply steady force to the screws and turn slowly so as not to strip them.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Use the same screwdriver and steady force to remove the two screws attaching the left side of the hard drive to the plastic framework.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Use the same screwdriver and steady force to remove the two screws attaching the left side of the hard drive to the plastic framework.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry the hard drive away from the interface board. Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the interface board and the far right side of hard drive and wiggle back and forth until the hard drive slides out about a sixteenth of an inch. Then move to the other side and repeat the procedure. Go back and forth until the hard drive slides free.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the hard drive away from the interface board. Wedge the flat end of the spudger between the interface board and the far right side of hard drive and wiggle back and forth until the hard drive slides out about a sixteenth of an inch. Then move to the other side and repeat the procedure. Go back and forth until the hard drive slides free.

  • When reinstalling the hard drive, make sure that you don't slide the top pins into the lower row of holes.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Lift the hard drive out of the assembly.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Lift the hard drive out of the assembly.