Looking for a Mac mini part...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SkyBell, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    I've got a 1.83 GHz CD Mac mini just lying around that I want to get fixed. Long story short, I was trying to upgrade the RAM in it and got impatient and tried to use a chef's knife to open the case. Well I succeeded in doing so, however I messed this little thing up (circled in red) pretty bad in doing so. (May be a little hard to see, right side, to the right of the heatsink.)
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    Fortunately, after messing around with it with a screwdriver for about an hour (I'm just full of good ideas, aren't I?) I've got it to a point where the machine will boot.

    Hooray, right?! Well, not so much. Back when I broke the thing (In March of '08) I figured it was useless and I threw a few very important pieces of it away.
    Basically, this thing.
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    ...Yeah. It contained the airport card/antenna, bluetooth module, sound card, fan, and the HDD and optical drive connectors. Without it, my mini is basically useless. (I can deal without airport and bluetooth, but everything else I kind of need.)

    Anyway, to get to the point, I have been looking everywhere for this part, and I can't find it. Anywhere. Does anyone know where in the world I could find this thing? It would almost certainly be cheaper then buying another mac... Thank you.
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Internal Frame - 922-7331 $38.10 - http://apple-parts.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1763

    Presumably you threw away the whole assembly and not just the frame. If so then you need the following:

    Fan - 922-7317 . $55.10 - http://apple-parts.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1768

    Interconnector Board - 922-7320 $39.80 - http://apple-parts.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1765

    Hard Drive Thermal Sensor - 922-7319 $31.30 - http://apple-parts.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1757

    Probably more stuff. Don't forget the drives themselves. They sell the antennas for $46.60. The sound board is located on the base from looking at the photos - but they have that too. 922-7316 for only $60.20.
     
  3. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    ...Man, that's about twice the cost of what I was expecting. Doesn't seem worth it considering the logic board is basically half broken already. Well, thanks for finding that stuff for me, I appreciate it. :)
     

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