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Replace your IR board to regain control of your mini via an Apple remote.

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  1. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Top Housing: passo 1, immagine 1 di 2 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Top Housing: passo 1, immagine 2 di 2
    • Power down your Mac mini, disconnect all of the cables, and flip it over.

    • Insert the Jimmy into the crack between the aluminum top housing and the plastic lower housing.

    • The Jimmy should reach a stop about 3/8" down.

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    • Gently bend the Jimmy outwards to pry the crack open a little larger and lift the lower housing up a small amount.

    • There are several plastic clips on the lower housing that fit into a channel in the aluminum top housing. Your goal is to use the Jimmy to push these clips inward enough to free them from the channel, while gently pulling up on the lower housing.

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    • Once you have the first side free, rotate the Mac mini and start prying up on the front edge.

    • Use the same prying motion to both bend the clips inward and lift the lower housing up out of the top housing.

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    • You may need to move the Jimmy along the edge to pry up all of the clips. Be patient and do a little bit at a time.

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    • Keep working around the perimeter, freeing the clips along the final edge.

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    • Flip the Mac mini back over and lift the top housing off of the lower housing.

  7. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Internal Frame: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Internal Frame: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Internal Frame: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Later in this guide you will remove several recessed Phillips screws. Bit drivers are generally too large to fit in the recesses, so be sure to have a thin shafted Phillips screwdriver on hand.

    • First remove the AirPort antenna (the larger of the two), located near the power button.

    • Slightly squeeze the two retaining arms toward each other and lift the AirPort antenna off its post.

    • Squeezing the two posts excessively will surely break them off the internal frame. Work delicately.

    • During reinstallation, you will have to slightly squeeze the two posts together so they fit into the openings on the AirPort antenna board.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to slightly lift the left side of the ZIF cable lock up from its socket.

    • The ZIF cable lock will lift about 1 mm and stop. Do not try to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.

  9. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 9, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the audio board ribbon cable up out of its socket.

    • If it refuses to lift from its socket, the ZIF cable lock is not fully released. Make sure it is evenly lifted about 1 mm from the socket on the interconnect board.

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    • Rotate the mini so that the SuperDrive slot loading mechanism is facing you.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the hard drive thermal sensor cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

    • Use tweezers to grab the connector (as seen in the picture), not the wires.

    • The connector is located under the optical drive opening, next to the PRAM battery.

  11. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 11, immagine 1 di 2 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 11, immagine 2 di 2
    • In the next few steps, you will remove the four Phillips screws securing the internal frame to the bottom case. Included in each step is an overview picture showing the general location and a closeup showing the actual screw.

    • Remove the recessed Phillips screw near the power button securing the internal frame to the bottom housing.

  12. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 12, immagine 1 di 2 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 12, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the recessed Phillips screw near the sleep light securing the internal frame to the bottom housing.

    • This screw is the longest of the four screws securing the internal frame to the bottom case.

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    • Remove the Phillips screw from the internal frame near the Bluetooth antenna.

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    • Remove the Phillips screw near the audio ports securing the internal frame to the bottom case.

  15. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Gently lift the internal frame up from the bottom housing, minding the AirPort antenna and any other cables that may get caught.

    • It may be necessary to pull up near the interconnect board to separate it from the logic board.

  16. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, Optical Drive: passo 16, immagine 1 di 1
    • The Bluetooth antenna is removed by simply lifting it up off the internal frame.

    • Remove the Bluetooth antenna from the internal frame by pushing up on both sides of the board as close to the center post as possible.

    • This may require a bit of force.

  17. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame.

  18. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 18, immagine 1 di 1
    • Turn the mini 180 degrees and remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the internal frame on the other side.

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    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the interconnect board to the optical drive.

  20. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 20, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to separate the interconnect board from the optical drive.

  21. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 21, immagine 1 di 1
    • Lift the optical drive out of the internal frame.

  22. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement, IR Board & Cable: passo 22, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the IR board to the internal frame.

  23. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 23, immagine 1 di 1
    • De-route the IR board and cable through the channel near the hard drive in the internal frame.

  24. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 24, immagine 1 di 1
    • Flip the internal frame over.

    • De-route the IR board and cable through the channel within the internal frame.

  25. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 25, immagine 1 di 1
    • De-route the IR board and cable through the small plastic clip in the internal frame.

  26. Mac mini Model A1176 IR Board & Cable Replacement: passo 26, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use your fingers to disconnect the IR cable connector from its socket on the interconnect board. Make sure to pull straight out, and to pull on the connector and not the cable.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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