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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Smile Where in UK to buy toolkit to replace HDD in 2012 Mac Mini

I want to remove the the 1TB HD in my Mini 2012 and replace it with a SSD (I do not want any internal spinning disks).

OWC recommended this cheap 5 piece kit.

1. I'm in the UK and this will take 3 weeks to be delivered, has anyone sourced a similar kit in the UK? My searches on eBay and Amazon UK have not yielded me much success.

2. Can anyone confirm that these are all the tools I need? I asked OWC about the logic board removal tool and they said I could just use the two screwdrivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated Cheers!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:59 AM   #2
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You could try the Bookyard, last time I looked they had quite an assortment of different tools.

http://www.thebookyard.com/

Not tried their tools but I've ordered 2nd parts from them a few times and they seem pretty good.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:03 AM   #3
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I bought this one from amazon....Covers everything you need...I got it to upgrade the RAM on my 17" MBP, but it's got the lot.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:12 AM   #4
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Have you had a look at iFixit?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:19 AM   #5
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From memory - all you'll need is a T8 screwdriver (and perhaps a T6?).

The tool to slide the logic board out is just a bent piece of metal. Two small screwdrivers, or even two strong paperclips will work.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:15 AM   #6
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From memory - all you'll need is a T8 screwdriver (and perhaps a T6?).

The tool to slide the logic board out is just a bent piece of metal. Two small screwdrivers, or even two strong paperclips will work.
T8,T6 and a 2mm hex although you can use the T8 to remove the hex. I bought the OWC kit and I either misplaced, or did not get the logic board removal tool. I just used the 2 screwdrivers.
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1. I'm in the UK and this will take 3 weeks to be delivered, has anyone sourced a similar kit in the UK? My searches on eBay and Amazon UK have not yielded me much success.
Took just 8 days to get my OWC order to the UK with their cheapest delivery option.
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Took just 8 days to get my OWC order to the UK with their cheapest delivery option.
I was able to buy a hex toolkit and plastic spudger, which from memory is all you need, all from eBay UK (UK Sellers)

Any generic hex toolkit with the right sizes will do. You don't need the OWC one.
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