Mac mini too did not avoid tenacious paws of iFixit
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Having disassembled MacBook Air, our friends from iFixit rather started missing. Vobshchem, their idleness lasted not for long, and is direct — until while on eyes new Mac mini did not get to them. Having rapaciously clanked with screw-drivers, masters were accepted for good reason.
Number of model of the small computer: A1347, i.e. same, as well as was a year ago. You also did not distinguish them, if a DVD drive not absent in a novelty.
Sockets (at the left on the right): Ethernet, FireWire, HDMI, Thunderbolt, 4xUSB and SDXC кардридер
We remove a back cover. To make it it is simpler ordinary — кладём fingers in special deepenings and slightly we turn. Inside to a meeting we see payments of an operativka of SO-DIMM DDR3 if the owner wants them to change, it will be more simply and quicker, than on any laptop.
Accurately we get a cooler. It did not change already long ago, from the Mac mini model before last. To see, perfectly itself recommended.
We turn off four Torx T8 screws and we remove a grid with the Wi-fi aerial. It still for fun call a network for a grill.
Near the first port for connection of a hard disk we see the 2nd, free port. A question on one million — whether it is possible to establish without the aid of others one more winchester or SSD?
For the second disk — it is enough place, but …
… we do not forget about the smart konnektor connecting SATA ports on the winchester to port on the motherboard. If will be going to modernize the mini, without this konnektor to you will not manage.
The motherboard acts in film unusually — you insert two screw-drivers into openings for screws and accurately shift a payment, and later absolutely take out it from the case.
At present it is necessary to get out the motherboard from different component. Let’s begin with the speaker. iFixit praise a sound in devices from Apple. In their opinion, the form of the case of the speaker for each device steals up in a special way to maximize loudness and quality of a sound.
We disconnect a payment with chips of a wireless communication. 802.11n — not the novelty in Mac mini, model of last year too it was not deprived of wi-fi. That you will not tell about the chip Blyutuz 4.0 who, as well as in MacBook Air, is executed on technology Blyutuz by low energy.
Red — the Broadcom BCM4331 802.11n-transceiver, orange — the chip Blyutuz 4.0, Broadcom BCM20702
Let’s be engaged in a heat-conducting path. An amusing detail — some screws holding a heat-conducting path, are double. In other words, one screw is twisted in another. That only you will not meet.
We disconnect the plastic back panel. For this purpose it is necessary to remove two aerials from it — they specially are fastened to it, because metal of the case does not pass a radio-wave.
One of iFixit aerials compared to a L-shaped figure from the Tetris. Oh this American humour …
Lower part of a materinka:
• Red — the Intel BD82HM65 controler;
• Orange — binuclear Intel Core i5 of 2.3 GHz;
• Yellow — ShIM-kontroller Intersil ISL6364. The founder did not risk to explain, for what it is necessary;
• Green — HDMI/DVI-controler Parade PS8171;
• Goluby — USB 2.0 controlers;
• Black — a temperature sensor;
• Violet — the AELTA 8904C-F chip for what — it is not clear.
• Red — Thunderbolt-controler Intel L116IA35. Similar you will find in the last iMac;
• Orange — two controlers in one, Ethernet/SDXC-chip Broadcom BCM57765;
• Yellow — FireWire-controler Texas Instruments XIO2211;
• Green — the Cirrus Logic 4206B audio-controler.
But there is more to come! Let’s continue to assort rather the become empty Mac mini case. Let’s get the power unit — earlier near it it was still possible to find the DVD disk drive. Having cleaned a drive, Apple released a place for the additional winchester.
Also we do not forget about infra-red port — on another how to use the Apple Remote panel?
As usual, photo of the computer in unassembled form. Mac mini of 2011 received 8 points from 10 on a scale of "simplicity of repair". It it is simple разберёт and will collect though what wishing. On this iFixit says goodbye to us to the following iron novelties. Something gives us the help what to wait big and powerful Mac Pro remained not for long. [ifixit]