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    Feb 12, 2013
    2011 mini- installing fan/hd connectors
    (Ist time, got spudger tool) Instructions say pull up disconnect but I have problem
    pushing down to connect. For hard drive (square black) connector, does top part have to perfectly line up with motherboard part?
    I cannot "see" connection alignment since its done underneath/internally.
    This requires lots of fine motor coordination which I don't have.
    Do I need a magnifying glass/loupe? Should I bring to a jeweler? I got this back from mac repairman after he didn't connnect cpu fan. This is even more difficult than the hard drive connector.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    You may want to go to this website:

    - iFixit: The free repair manual

    It has lots of DIY procedures (with lots of photos) for many Mac models. What you're looking to do may be covered there.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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