The only solution I was able to make work was getting a USB audio card. It is super easy: To AppleCare or not to AppleCare? Thanks again for a great site Mike! The MacBook “Mid Core 2 Duo” and earlier models also share the same “scrolling TrackPad”, built-in iSight video camera, Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row software, “MagSafe” power connector, “flush against the bed” keyboard that does not touch the screen, and “no moving parts” magnetic latch that “catches without a catch”. But had to take a few extra steps along the way. What are the differences between the Mac mini “Core 2 Duo” models?

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Thanks Mike, I would not have done this if not winfows of your very informative report section on this helpful site.

Use of any content or images without expressed permission is not allowed, although links to any page are welcomed and appreciated. This was probably due to the fact I was able to blow some dust out of the machine, and the extra work I spent sanding and lapping the CPU heatsink the old thermal paste was quite difficult to remove, which started me off on the tangent of trying to clean-up the surface as best I could. The airport connector is on an annoyingly short cable. These instructions worked great.


Donations Donations Low End Mac is funded primarily through donations. Thanks for the great site and all the work you do. Navigated to Lion partition from SL and deleted platformsupport. People who viewed this item also viewed.

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Having swapped out the hard drive and memory, I encountered this problem before as I had forgotten about reconnecting the wire that is in the front. Used web available instructions MacBidouille to get me through the steps involved. Both programs do the same thing, but one runs Windows XP smoothly alongside Mac apps, while the other bogs down everything but Windows.

I managed to break one of the plastic heat-sink standoff pins but ended up just replacing all four of them with 1″ steel socket head cap screws that I had lying around. I can’t speak for the non-server update but I doubt it would be any different.

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Place both macs together so the FireWire cable can reach them both. Have one to sell? I’m not a fan but it’s fast, simple and free. In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac mini.

Thanks to your site I made the leap and did the upgrade s. The bitness of Mac OS X The thing to remember is the heat sink has about a half inch length in wondows direction and this points towards the back of the case.


The mini is a utility computer and my first Intel Mac that I keep around for miscellaneous tasks and common everyday use. Resume making your offerif the page does not update immediately. Minimum monthly payments are required.

I’m windowd if I need to remove the heat sink and essentially start over to get the fan speed and noise back to normal. Post OS Q1114 Older posts years ago and mac upgrade vendors have also listed that limitation.

They’re sold by Digi-Key: Here’s clip from OWC’s Mac upgrades page note: I changed them to different names – iMac HD and MacMini HD, although renaming one would have sufficed and attempted the target disk mode install again. John Oxley 3 10 There’s also nothing listed under Sound and What type of hard drive do they support?

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