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Upgrading my Mac-mini

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wagnerk, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi all,

    Long time no post, just logged on this morning and there's been 1799 new posts :) Anyway...

    As you guys know, I'm a PC guy and prefer Windows. However I do have a Mac-mini and decided to upgrade it. It was only the basic model, so I took a chance and decided to crack it open to upgrade what I could. Opening the case was the tricky part as there are no screws on the actually case, it's secured by plastic clips. With 2 putty/filling knifes I opened the case, and then unscrewed 4 screws. After about 15mins of trying to separate the top and the bottom part, I finally realised that I had to detach one of the cables, which was easy to do. Then I was able to ungrade the HDD from the standard 60gb one to a 120gb one. Put back everything to how it was and then closed the case. Re-installed OSX 10.4 then upgraded it to 10.5.

    Decided to try out Bootcamp, which worked like a treat. The only problem I had was when I left the partition as how the Mac does it for you and installed Windows onto it - the fix re-install Windows but do a full format.

    So now I have a working dual-booting Mac-mini. Next upgrade for my Mac-mini, more ram :)


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  2. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

    I have some photos somewhere when i upgraded mine .. original PPC version.

    I brought it with 256MB and got a cheap 1GB DIMM (PPC version only has 1 slot) to replace it.. saving a lot of money.

    I can open them easy with a single converted putty knife

    Certifications: Loads
    WIP: Lots
  3. GrumbleDook

    GrumbleDook Byte Poster

    Saving some cash up to do mine in the summer. Trying to find out if there is a limit on drive size that can be put in but definitely planning to move from 1 gig to 2 for the RAM. Vista is getting a bit too hungry for me to be happy with it.

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