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Mac mini Mid 2011 IR Sensor Replacement

Replace a broken IR sensor/sleep LED.

Use this guide to replace your mini's IR sensor/sleep LED assembly. Replacing this component requires removal of the logic board and most other components in your mini.

Paso 1 IR Sensor  ¶ 

Carefully de-route the IR sensor cables from the channel in the hard drive tray.

Paso 1 IR Sensor  ¶ 

  • Carefully de-route the IR sensor cables from the channel in the hard drive tray.

Paso 2  ¶ 

Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw securing the IR board to the hard drive tray.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw securing the IR board to the hard drive tray.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Remove the IR sensor from the hard drive tray.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the IR sensor from the hard drive tray.

  • Be careful when removing the IR board from the hard drive tray, as the lower plastic positioning pin has the tendency to get caught on the delicate IR board.