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Upgrading my Mac-mini

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

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    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 :)

    -Ken
     

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  2. supernova

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    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

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  3. GrumbleDook

    GrumbleDook Byte Poster

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    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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