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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: RAM Upgrade in an Intel Mini Reply with quote

I have a bunch of screwdrivers and driver bits but none of them are small enough to remove the screws in the Mini case. What size drivers do I need?

It looks to me like I have to remove the DVD drive to get at the screw at the front right of the case. But none of the instructions I've read mention doing this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: RAM Upgrade in an Intel Mini Reply with quote

A Philips #0 seems to be the one I use most to take apart the Mini, but sometimes I switch to my #1. If the driver is long and thin enough it should reach the screw in the front right without needing to remove the optical drive.

Slightly magnetized or sticky drivers can help a lot with those teeny screws.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend down the road had the right size screwdriver.

The RAM is replaced and recognized the Mini. The Mini sure is loud with the case off.

The screwdriver is not magnetized. Two of the screws are easy to put back in but the back left and front right are proving very difficult. I'm getting tempted to put the case back on without those two screws.

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I was able to do it by screwing them in while holding the case upside down.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mini should be close to the same volume with the case off, as long as you didn't forget to reconnect the fan sensor cable in the front.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Mini should be close to the same volume with the case off, as long as you didn't forget to reconnect the fan sensor cable in the front.

I didn't forget, but it was disconnected. I wanted to make sure the RAM was recognized before putting everything back together.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't find any magnetized screwdrivers at the hardware store, and not wanting to have my mini sitting around gutted on my coffee table while I tried to magnetize them myself, I devised this trick: Just run the tip of the screwdriver across a bar of soap, and it will help the screw stick long enough to get the screw back where it needs to go.
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