Tuesday, May 22, 2007

When Mac Mini upgrades go bad

Well, I'm 2 for 3 in upgrading Mac Minis.

This time, I managed to break not one, but two of the heatsink retaining clips. I did manage to get the other two on opposite corners of the heatsink so it's on the CPU, but it can't be good...

Not only that, but I also managed somehow to make the internal speaker not work. Since I've got it connected up via TOSLINK to a stereo it doesn't really matter, but it's still sort of a downer.

So if anyone knows why the internal speaker isn't working or where one can get some more of those plastic-and-spring heat sink retaining clips (that are probably special to the Mini), let me know.


Anonymous said...


Nick said...

It turns out that there was nothing wrong with the internal speaker at all. It was muted because I had the optical audio out connected up. Now, I'd still expect the startup sound to come out the internal speaker while the machine is booting, but apparently that's not always the case.