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Apple’s computers haven’t exactly been known to be repair-friendly. This is one of the company’s main criticisms as Apple’s official repairs tend to be pretty expensive. However in the case of Apple’s newly-launched Mac Mini, it turns out that it isn’t as hard to fix compared to some of the company’s other computers.

According to iFixit’s teardown of the computer, they gave it a score of 6 out of 10 in terms of repairability. The teardown revealed that Apple did not use any tough adhesive for the components, which means that removing some of the components shouldn’t be as difficult. For example the iPhones usually feature a strong adhesive for its batteries, which makes replacing them tricky.

The teardown also found that Apple had decided to go with common tools for the computer, which means that there will not be a need for special or proprietary tools to take apart its components. There are also SO-DIMMs which means that users can easily replace or upgrade the RAM in the computer by themselves without having to resort to paying Apple’s prices.

However it was also discovered that the CPU and storage is soldered to the logic board, so upgrading those particular components is next to impossible. The ports are also attached to the logic board which means that a damaged port will require the entire logic board to be changed, which can be pretty expensive.

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