Is a bit of wiggle room for the Fan a problem?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by minimacradius, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. minimacradius macrumors newbie

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    I've upgraded my 2011 Mac Mini to have an SSD, and so far all is looking well, with a noticable increase in performance. Once issue I've had is that one of the fan screws doesn't seem to be fully home, which means the the fan can be wiggled by a small amount, say 2-3mm. Does this present a problem? Does the fan need to be tight with no movement?

    Not sure if I'm being paranoid, just want to be sure I don't have issues later down the line. The screw is close to being stripped so I'm and won't seem to screw any tighter.

    Thanks for any help =D
     
  2. minimacradius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    An update: bought a new Torx T6 screwdriver, removed and rescrewed the fan - tried swapping 'em over, same result: the fan can be wiggled by about 2mm. Had a final attempt to tighten the screw, an have stripped the head of the screwdriver. Fun times.
     
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    It should be fine as long as the Mini isn't mounted in your car or something else mobile.
     
  4. minimacradius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the response. I've tried further to correct the issue, no luck yet.
    I'm going to leave it for the moment, and am hoping a member of the Genius Apple team will be able to correct the issue...
     

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