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Archive for October 17th, 2006

OSX: My Noisy Mac Mini

Posted by cascadehush on October 17, 2006

I have a Mac Mini. It’s one of the original PPC models, bought directly from Apple online. I had to pay for the memory upgrade from 256M to 512M (Sounds like ancient history) but it was one of the more reasonably priced options. About 2 weeks after I got it Apple decided to include 512M as standard. Such is life. It was my first Mac.

Anyway, the little beasty is quite noisy now that it is a little over a year old. The fan noise has been a little irritating for awhile but now it’s at the point where it sounds louder than a 3 year old desktop P4 PC. I am going to have to bite the bullet and open the case and clear out the dust. I do this with PCs all day long, but they have a handy feature called a screw, and you use this fantastic invention called a screwdriver. In combination these allow easy access to the inside of the case. Not so with the Mac Mini.

Smash World has managed to get the Technical Disassembly Documentation and a Disassembly Video both of which appear to have been leaked from Apple.

Some other articles of interest:

Macworld: Editors’ Notes: The Mac mini: Inside and Out:

The big question on many prospective Mac mini buyers’ minds is, “How easy is it to upgrade the RAM?”

Mac Mini Hacks :: View topic – Opening Mac Mini without Putty Knife:

loop the wire around the tab pull up securely until you hear the snap, the wire will be properly logged releasing the tab. Do this to all of the tabs.

I’ll be taking my own pictures, for whatever that is worth, so you’ll all get to see how it goes.

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