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which screw drive kit for upgrading hard drive (2013 mini)?

 
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Rosso
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: which screw drive kit for upgrading hard drive (2013 mini)? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I want to slap in a SSD, please can you let me know where to get the CHEAPEST screw driver kit from for the procedure?

I have a 2013 mac mini.

Kind regards Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OWC has one for $4.50.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TOOLKITMHD/

You could also try your local ACE or even Dollar Tree for little sets including the same drivers. I also use an old guitar pick for the spudger.

Sears also sells better ones individually for about $3.50 a piece.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes the least expensive is not the best if the screws are tight. I got a nice set in Radio Shack that has all the bits you will need plus others, also several of the small screws need an allen key to work properly. Also as a bonus with 2 of the same small allen keys they will fit the 2 small holes in the logic board when you insert them properly you will feel them deprees something and gently bring the top {pull towards You} and the logic board comes out about 3/4 of an inch. I have taken apart about 20 of them and it works well. Tom

PS go slow and easy, and it is not necessary to take all those little wires of the logic board, there are many horror stories of people breaking the logic board pulling these wires off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: 2nd Mac mini HD "Kit" Reply with quote

How about a Screw Driver kit along with the
mini's Internal 2nd SATA proprietary Cable,
mounting washers and extraction tool?
All under $40.00...interested? Thats about
half the price I paid for my kit. The screw drivers
are pretty good to.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mac-Mini-A1347-Server-add-Second-SSD-2ND-SATA-HD-Dual-hard-Drive-Flex-Cable-KIT/882192300.html?tracelog=back_to_detail_a
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