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Mac mini Mid 2010 Logic Board Replacement

Completely replace your Mac mini Mid 2010's logic board.

Completely replacing the logic board requires removal of the logic board itself as well as all components attached to it.

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步骤 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to carefully pry the PRAM battery up and out of its holder on the logic board. Remove the PRAM battery and set it aside.

步骤 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to carefully pry the PRAM battery up and out of its holder on the logic board.

  • Remove the PRAM battery and set it aside.

步骤 2  ¶ 

Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

步骤 2  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

  • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

  • Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.

步骤 3  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

步骤 3  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

步骤 4  ¶ 

Remove the three 2.6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board to the logic board. Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board and set it aside.

步骤 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the three 2.6 mm T6 Torx screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board to the logic board.

  • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board and set it aside.

步骤 5  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable up off the logic board.

步骤 5  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable up off the logic board.

  • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable.

步骤 6  ¶ 

Remove the single 5 mm T6 Torx standoff from the heat sink.

步骤 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 5 mm T6 Torx standoff from the heat sink.

步骤 7  ¶ 

To disconnect the heat sink thermal sensor, pinch its cables between your thumb and a spudger and pry the spudger upward to lift the connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

步骤 7  ¶ 

  • To disconnect the heat sink thermal sensor, pinch its cables between your thumb and a spudger and pry the spudger upward to lift the connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

步骤 8  ¶ 

Remove the four 8.5 mm T8 Torx screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

步骤 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 8.5 mm T8 Torx screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

  • Keep track of the springs held beneath each of the heat sink screws.

步骤 9  ¶ 

Carefully lift the heat sink off the logic board, minding the thermal sensor cable that may get caught.

步骤 9  ¶ 

  • Carefully lift the heat sink off the logic board, minding the thermal sensor cable that may get caught.

  • If the heat sink appears to be stuck to the logic board after removing all six screws, it may be helpful to use a spudger to separate the two components.

  • If you need to mount the heat sink back onto the logic board, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.