Putty knife for Mac Mini UK

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pulsewidth947, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors 65816

    pulsewidth947

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    #1
    Anyone in the UK managed to pop open their mini yet?

    I cant find a putty knife thin enough to do it. Does anyone know where i can get one?

    I tried my local B&Q, which ironically is one of the biggest in Europe, yet didnt have one thin enough. Stupid B&Q :)
     
  2. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    There are two types of putty knife - "flexible" and "stiff", get the flexible one, and then hone down the edge with sandpaper to make a sharp enough tip. If you can bend the blade and inch with a thumb and forefinger, it's flexible enough.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    UK, South Coast
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    I've had mine open!

    ...B&Q's 'putty knife' has a sharp point, so I wouldn't use that. I bought a flexible filler spreader thing and used sandpaper to sharpen the tip - worked great.

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  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    pulsewidth947

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    Awesome. Thanks for the replys guys. Cant wait to pop open my Mini and shove in my 512 crucial, and a big fat hd! When i find a big fat 2.5"hd that is..
     

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