I broke the LED Indicator connection when inserting RAM

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jasperk99, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. jasperk99 macrumors regular

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    On my new Mac Mini 2018, I watched a youtube video and read ifixit, but I messed up when removing the LED Indicator connection and I broke the connection off the board. Big ooops! Best I can tell, the only thing effected is the light on the front. I can live without the light, but I wanted to make sure I didn't mess up anything more important.

    The computer seems to be fine without the connection but I have in powered down in fear of messing anything else up.
     
  2. F-Train macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the heads up. I’m about to change out the RAM on my own mini, and info on mishaps is particularly helpful.

    You aren’t alone. At this point, I have a whole collection of posts from people who had a mishap, or close to one.

    Sounds like you didn’t do any serious damage, but this was no doubt annoying nonetheless.
     
  3. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502a

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    It is only 2 thin wires to the power LED. It will not cause any issues to any other component. However you will never see your power LED light.
     
  4. pinkoos macrumors 6502a

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    Can you point me to some of the posts you've collected? I'm curious to see what problems these folks had; thanks
     
  5. F-Train macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I don't have links. I copied and pasted to the Mac Notes app. Just a little last minute reading before I perform RAM surgery myself later this week :)
     
  6. pinkoos macrumors 6502a

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    Able to just copy and paste here what you copied and pasted to Notes?
     
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    F-Train macrumors 65816

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    The posts/parts of posts that I collected are by several people, I don't have the permission of these people to repost their content, and in most cases I didn't note the poster's name so I can't even credit them.
     
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  9. F-Train macrumors 65816

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    Hi pinkoos,

    Further to post #7, I'm thinking about doing this. I'm just concerned that one of the people quoted could take exception for one reason or another, including the lack of credit. I need a debate over this like I need a hole in the head :)

    I suppose that I could do my own summary of the issues, but that takes time and more importantly would lack the tone and nuance of the original posts.
     
  10. pinkoos macrumors 6502a

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    No worries - yes, you're right, you don't need a new debate started! :)
     

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