4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2007 7:21 PM by damfair
Gary Oviatt Level 1 (5 points)
Can anyone confirm for me the exact size screwdriver used to remove the 4 screws which hold the panel over the ram in the 1.66 GHz Intel Mac Mini? Are all 4 screws the same size? I've seen P00, P0 and P1 mentioned in different take apart guides. I'd also appreciate any recommendations on putty knives.
Thanks.
  • clintbradford Level 3 (905 points)
    Geeze, I do not remember "four screws" of any weird type covering the RAM in my mini.

    If you mean Phillips head screws, I believe they are just relatively small. Have a couple electronics-grade Phillips screwdrivers on hand.

    THIN is the way to go with the putty knives. And PATIENCE. Searck the 'Net for the video of mini disassembly - it helped me with understanding mine.

    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors/2005/01/macminiinside/index.php
  • AndyO Level 6 (17,050 points)
    I'd also appreciate any recommendations on putty knives.


    Actually I'd use a pair of kitchen pastry knives - they are very thin and flexible and have a reasonably broad blade.
  • Gary Oviatt Level 1 (5 points)
    After accomplishing the task, I note that it is a P0. Also, you need a magnetic P0 to get the screws back into place. There are 4 tiny screws in the "chassis" which have to be removed to get access to the ram. I got the tools from ifixit.
  • damfair Level 2 (230 points)
    Do we really have to go over the tolerances of the Mini cover again? If the cover was not meant to be stretched/distorted, using two of anything is less desirable than using just one. It is difficult to get just one blade in, using two asks for scratches or other mars. If you had done this, you might be able to speak with honest authority.