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IFixit tears down the Mac mini and MacBook Air

6 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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On schedule as always, iFixit has documented teardowns of the new Mac mini and MacBook Air and given them each a repairability score. The Mac mini is an improvement over the 2014 model in a few ways. The MacBook Air has some positive points for user serviceability, but it requires a significant teardown to do much.
Starting with the Mac mini, iFixit found that after opening the enclosure, you just have to unscrew and remove the fan to get inside. The logic board can be removed without special tools. Unlike the 2014 Mac mini's RAM, the RAM in this model can be replaced. It's covered...
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2018 Mac mini Teardown: User-Upgradeable RAM, But Soldered Down CPU and Storage

2018 Mac mini Teardown: User-Upgradeable RAM, But Soldered Down CPU and Storage

6 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The repair experts at iFixit have completed their teardown of the new Mac mini , providing a look inside the portable desktop computer.
Disassembly of the new Mac mini remains fairly straightforward. iFixit popped off the plastic bottom cover with its opening tool and then used a Torx screwdriver to unfasten the familiar antenna plate underneath.
With access to the inside, iFixit then unscrewed the fan and popped out the logic board with some old-fashioned thumb pressing. While the RAM in the previous-gen Mac mini from 2014 was soldered to the logic board, the new Mac mini has...
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Mac mini iFixit teardown says 6/10 for repairability, with mixed upgrade news

Mac mini iFixit teardown says 6/10 for repairability, with mixed upgrade news

6 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

The 2018 Mac mini iFixit teardown is up, and the company gives the new incarnation of Apple's smallest Mac a repairability rating of 6/10. That's significantly better than the 3/10 the company gave the new MacBook Air in its teardown of that .
It says that the machine is pretty easy to access, with one tool being nothing more than a pair of thumbs...
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