Apple Mac mini 2010 (A1347) Teardown

Mac min with access plate removed

With the access plate removed, we get our fist look inside the Mac mini (A1347). The RAM chips, cooling fan, and Wi-Fi antenna are clearly visible.

The access plate is a huge improvement over previous Mac mini designs as it allows users to upgrade the machine's RAM without having to "crack open" the case.

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