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    Just my luck.

    I contacted the local BestBuy to see if they could upgrade the ssd in my Mini. The Geek Squad guy told me he knew how, and that he had done that sort of thing before, but they are now a Certified Apple Repair Shop and Apple will not let them do it. Figures.

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    Give the DIY method a shot Mike...you can do it.

    Spent $10-$15 on some tools...follow the ifixit.com procedure...take your time...and in the end when the upgrade is done you will feel great & much more confident in your computer upgrading skills.

    AND...you still have the tools to do other electronic fixes with....AND you will have saved a decent amount of $$$ that you can put towards your external drive project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromMesa View Post
    Just my luck.

    I contacted the local BestBuy to see if they could upgrade the ssd in my Mini. The Geek Squad guy told me he knew how, and that he had done that sort of thing before, but they are now a Certified Apple Repair Shop and Apple will not let them do it. Figures.


    Phew!!! Aren't you lucky that Apple changed the rules if the BB Geek Squad there is anything close to what they are locally as to working on any Mac.




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    You wont even need all the tools, because yourmini came with an SSD. That's extremely easy to change out. It's on the bottom, no need to remove the logic board.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac+min...lacement/32646
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    So, if I do this, where do I send the extra parts? There are always "extra parts" when I finish repairing something ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromMesa View Post


    So, if I do this, where do I send the extra parts? There are always "extra parts" when I finish repairing something ...
    LOL, I love the confidence you have in your skills Mike.
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    So, if I do this, where do I send the extra parts? There are always "extra parts" when I finish repairing something ...


    Where else but in one of the "missing parts jars" of course.




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    f the pieces are small enough, you can tape them inside the plastic base.....
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    Use the extra pieces to make a bionic eye!

    - 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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