Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

Inside the Mac mini

I’m very interested in the Mac mini. I’m thinking on buying one as a gift to someone (I will not mention names, in case she’s reading this…).

Anyway, I’m trying to find information about what parts can be changed without voiding your warranty. I don’t mind if it’s difficult, but I don’t want to void the warranty.

I found an article with a summary of some internal stuff, and a article with pictures of a disassembled Mac mini (although the first time I went there, the pictures where offline for some reason).

According to the first article, you can replace the memory, hard drive and even install Airport Extreme and Bluetooth after purchase, all without voiding your warranty, although the last one (wifi and bluetooth) they don’t recommend.

I’m trying to confirm this in a more official matter. Will see.