Mac Mini Mid 2010 Hard Drive Replacement, "Honest Trailers" version.

You can probably get this torx screw with a small flat-head screwdriver. Be sure to swear in the direction of Cupertino while doing so.
These two are probably stripped already somehow. Just grab the fan at the corner and pull up until the screw tabs snap off. Once you've done that, you can unscrew them by hand.

You won't be able to get this one out. Snap that too.
There's no way you're getting this fucker plugged back in so stop fantasizing about it.

Just throw this part away. Bluetooth is stupid and ethernet is less of a pain in the ass than wifi.
You'll have to wiggle the drive like a motherfucker but it will come out eventually. Some of those extra wires on the side are probably going to break but they don't matter.
To hold the drive in place: duct tape.

To hold the fan in place: some more duct tape.

The screw-hatch doesn't close tightly any more? You guessed it.

Oh yeah, make sure the fan is actually turning. Turn it right-side-up and shake it after taping things, then check again. That's what we call "quality assurance", that is.


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