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Screw Types /Screwdirvers needed for a MacMini 2011

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Screw Types /Screwdirvers needed for a MacMini 2011 Reply with quote

Can anyone give me a list if the screwdriver types and sizes I need to install an extra hard drive in a 2011 Macmini?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iFixit guides have great info: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Mac-Mini-Mid-2011-Logic-Board-Replacement/6421/1
Special tools are Torx T6 and T8 that you can get at Sears. The spudger is nice but not really needed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
iFixit guides have great info: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Mac-Mini-Mid-2011-Logic-Board-Replacement/6421/1
Special tools are Torx T6 and T8 that you can get at Sears. The spudger is nice but not really needed.


Thanks for the info - but I fear my nearest Sears maybe about 3,200 miles away or so - I will source them here in Scotland - Maplin I'd guess!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluenose wrote:
saul wrote:
iFixit guides have great info: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Mac-Mini-Mid-2011-Logic-Board-Replacement/6421/1
Special tools are Torx T6 and T8 that you can get at Sears. The spudger is nice but not really needed.


Thanks for the info - but I fear my nearest Sears maybe about 3,200 miles away or so - I will source them here in Scotland - Maplin I'd guess!!!


I got some "low-end/mid priced" ones (not the cheapest and not the most expensive: Fuller) and after using it on the 2010 and then on the 2011 Mac mini I found that they damaged the heads of the screws because not being an accurate fit.

I've spend more money to get proper quality ones because replacement screws are rather expensive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJL wrote:
I've spend more money to get proper quality ones because replacement screws are rather expensive.


I +1 on that, I changed drives in my former mini (sold it 2 days ago and now waiting for a new 2011 model) were I really screwed up in two of the screws. It will be impossible to change drives in that machine a second time due to using tools that were not the right size.

This time for my new build I have ordered a tool set from iFixIT - just to be sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AT0MAC wrote:
MJL wrote:
I've spend more money to get proper quality ones because replacement screws are rather expensive.


I +1 on that, I changed drives in my former mini (sold it 2 days ago and now waiting for a new 2011 model) were I really screwed up in two of the screws. It will be impossible to change drives in that machine a second time due to using tools that were not the right size.

This time for my new build I have ordered a tool set from iFixIT - just to be sure.


I purchased a set of interchangeable headed scredrivers - all sorts of torx, star & hex here in the Uk from a company called marlin - they did the job well - although it was a bit of tight fit getting the bottom drive cable in!!!!)
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