Need help reattaching thermal sensor to heatsink 2006 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Diogones, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Diogones macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Hey all,

    I have a 2006 A1176 Mac Mini that I opened up to upgrade the CPU. The thermal sensor cable has apparently separated from the heatsink, as shown in the provided pictures. What I'd like to know is, how can I reattach it? Is there some sort of thermal paste or heat-resistance putty that I can reapply to the cable so it stays connected to the heatsink?

    Additionally, the sleep indicator light has fallen off of the enclosure. I've placed it back on, as you can see in the picture, but I get the feeling it won't stay. Is there a way to fix that, or should I just try to keep it steady on the bottom enclosure when I reassemble the Mac?

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Pop to your version of maplins and get some thermal epoxy
  3. Diogones thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Thanks Gav, I'll try some out! Will that work for the sleep light as well?

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