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Mac Mini Mid 2011 RAM Installation

Upgrade the RAM for overall faster performance.

  • Author: Dozuki System
  • Time estimate: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy

Removing the RAM is an easy task that requires no tools.

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Relevant Parts

Step 1 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Rotate the bottom cover counter-clockwise until the white dot painted on the bottom cover is aligned with the ring inscribed on the outer case.

Step 1 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

  • Place your thumbs in the depressions cut into the bottom cover.

  • Rotate the bottom cover counter-clockwise until the white dot painted on the bottom cover is aligned with the ring inscribed on the outer case.

Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the bottom cover and set it aside.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Tilt the mini enough to allow the bottom cover to fall away from the outer case.

  • Remove the bottom cover and set it aside.

Step 3 RAM Installation  ¶ 

Image 1/2: These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

Step 3 RAM Installation  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the chip.

  • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

  • Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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