Apple Mac mini 2010 (A1347) Teardown

Mac mini heat sink - Bottom

On the underside of the Mac mini's heat sink we find the connector for the thermal sensor, the air channels, and the plates that physically connect the heat sink to the CPU and GPU. A think layer of thermal paste is still on the contact plates.

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