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MacBytes
Jan 22, 2005, 09:28 PM
Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Mac Mini complete Technical Disassembly Documentation (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050122222806)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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benguild
Jan 22, 2005, 09:34 PM
hey guys... I used to spam lot when I was a newbie... but I'm unbanned now and I'll behave. (thanks to MudBug for the second chance!)

tryin to help everyone out as much as possible!

enjoy the PDF. :)

Abstract
Jan 22, 2005, 10:58 PM
Um....great, thanks. 22MB is quite a bit to download, though.

And don't get banned again. ;)

sorryiwasdreami
Jan 22, 2005, 11:35 PM
Wow! Nice pdf. Thanks for the link to the torrent; I'll be using this when I upgrade ram and possibly the hard drive in the future.

benguild
Jan 22, 2005, 11:35 PM
Um....great, thanks. 22MB is quite a bit to download, though.

And don't get banned again. ;)

yeah but it's got everything... and high-res photos.

bertagert
Jan 23, 2005, 03:03 AM
Good tech manual for upgrading ram if you don't want to get it from Apple. The average Joe shouldn't go beyond the ram upgrade it seems (too much to break or forget to redo).

The guy in the photos...what's with that ring? Yikes!

benguild
Jan 23, 2005, 03:31 AM
The guy in the photos...what's with that ring? Yikes!

lol I just noticed that too... :D

polyesterlester
Jan 23, 2005, 04:25 AM
Yeah, Apple definitely didn't hire a hand model for this. ;-)

Also, what's up with those horrible sketches at the beginning of each section? (i.e. the blue one on the first page) Those are awful!

Thanks, though, for the PDF smash.

benguild
Jan 23, 2005, 04:27 AM
Thanks, though, for the PDF smash.

no problem

SiliconAddict
Jan 23, 2005, 04:56 AM
Dang. Very nice. I already see a mod in my future other then a hard drive and RAM upgrade. The Airport Antenna. My access point is located in the basement. I'll probably created an extended antenna by running it out of the base of the device through the holes on the botten and attach an external antenna. Thanks! This guide rocks.

PS- I also think the people who were bitching about how the mini should have been 2 inches higher should seriously look at this thing and realize that it would have need to be more then a couple inches higher. The bloody thing is so integrated itís insane. :eek:

MacLevel
Jan 23, 2005, 10:27 AM
It won't connect to any peers for me. I've been waiting for an hour... can anyone send it to me over iChat or something


IM: cobalt410

Mainyehc
Jan 23, 2005, 11:14 AM
Using PC3200 memory does not provide additional speed benefits. Although the Mac mini supports PC3200 DIMMs, the PC3200 RAM will operate at PC2700 (333 MHz) speeds.

The Mac mini has a 256 MB base memory configuration, which can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 GB. The Mac mini can be configured to order (CTO) with 512 MB or 1 GB of SDRAM. Additional memory should [emphasis added] be installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Ok, what does this mean?... Will changing the mini's memory stick at home void its warranty in any way? What's written here is should, not must. Should I then consider that I can actually do it myself?

It's just that my father is one step away from buying a mini (and my mother has already decided she wants an iPod shuffle :D) and I'm not letting him use it with the stock 256MB of RAM. I was thinking about switching it with a 512MB stick at least. ;)

runninmac
Jan 23, 2005, 03:40 PM
Does this mean that if u want AirPort later then you are going to have to get bluetooth also??? :confused:

robbieduncan
Jan 23, 2005, 03:46 PM
Does this mean that if u want AirPort later then you are going to have to get bluetooth also??? :confused:

Yes. You can have one or the other if you build to order, but if you upgrade at a later date you've got to get both.

runninmac
Jan 23, 2005, 03:51 PM
gosh that sucks so im taking it if u have one they will charge you for both?


ps... how my does it cost at an apple store to add bluetooth latter?

robbieduncan
Jan 23, 2005, 03:56 PM
gosh that sucks so im taking it if u have one they will charge you for both?


ps... how my does it cost at an apple store to add bluetooth latter?

I don't think they've announced it yet. A linked article (macbytes->CNet) mentioned $79 later in the week to upgrade a shop bought mini to Airport so I assume $79 for Airport/Bluetooth module?

runninmac
Jan 23, 2005, 04:09 PM
thats actually a good deal hopefully thats the real price that would be awsome i would difenitly upgrade latter insted of buying all of that at once

polyesterlester
Jan 23, 2005, 11:43 PM
Wow. So you're totally going to get banned ;)

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settledown
Jan 25, 2005, 08:53 AM
isnt there anyone on the net who is hosting this file?

jsw
Jan 25, 2005, 08:56 AM
Give me a few minutes, and I'll host it. Back in a bit with a link.

jsw
Jan 25, 2005, 09:11 AM
Assuming this (http://www.kevinrose.com/mini/mac_mini.pdf) link doesn't work - please try it first - you can fetch it from my site (http://www.formymac.com/MR/mac_mini.pdf).