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Mac Mini 2011-2012 w/ Internal Superdrive : SUCCESS !
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Works in Mavericks perfectly Reply with quote

geeji wrote:
Congratulations !
How difficult was the pin#4 removal ? And where exactly did you do it ? (flat cable ? superdrive ?)


The removal was easy. You do it on the Flat Cable itself, on the power side of the SATA. Use a needle nose plier and yank it out. I will post pics as soon As i have time. Been super busy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Works in Mavericks perfectly Reply with quote

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geeji wrote:
Congratulations !
How difficult was the pin#4 removal ? And where exactly did you do it ? (flat cable ? superdrive ?)


The removal was easy. You do it on the Flat Cable itself, on the power side of the SATA. Use a needle nose plier and yank it out. I will post pics as soon As i have time. Been super busy.


Here is the image of the Optical Flex Cable's Pin I removed from the power side. Just to confirm, I am using the UJ267 drive. I am able to Rip Blurays using Make MKV and also burn bluray movies using Toast, working with all updates as of late, under Mavericks. (Movies that I already own of course).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One guy mentioned on iFixit forum that he had to remove the SATA connector pin (#4) for a Mac Mini 2011 too, when adding a UJ-267 Blu-ray burner.
I have no idea if he needed it because of the Blu-ray burner (I used a Superdrive on my own Mac Mini 2011) or because his Mac Mini 2011 has a somewhat different firmware from mine.
But to be on the safe side, it now seems prudent to perform this pin removal on the Mac Mini 2011 too, even thou some like me may not actually need it (you don't really want to disassemble your Mac Mini twice Wink).
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