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Late 2012 Mac Mini Cooling Fan Intake and Exhaust Vents:
I can't post to apple's forums to correct mistaken info there but just a FYI that the mac mini cooling fan does not "take air in from the same vent it blows from" as was flagged as "solved" in reply to a Late 2012 Mini owner question on cooling fan air intake. The correct info is easily confirmed visually/logically (obviously the cooling fan doesn't get intake air from its exhaust/output - it can't be taking in cool air from the same port that the fan is blowing air out), as well as Apple's own info on the Late 2012 mini (Mac mini (Late 2012): External ports and connectors).
Note the image in the doc shows separate "Cool Air Intake" and "Exhaust Vent":

Reminder on 2012 Mac Mini Internal Drive Upgrade/Swap (w/o removing mb):
(Another topic that came up today.) I'm sure it's not news for many, but just a reminder you can replace the main drive in a 2012 mini without removing anything other than the fan and lifting the antenna/shield assembly out of the way.

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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Thursday June 27th, 2013 News Archive
  • Reviews of 13inch MacBook Air (2013) at Ars and Wired
  • Review: 27-inch iMac (Late 2012)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mac invades Steam
  • Apple wants to combine SD card and USB port into all-in-one slot
  • Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 12F13, Updates Focus Areas
  • Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative
  • Apple tests motion detection features for iPhone
  • Swell Brings Pandora-Like News Radio to iOS
  • Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.07
  • Canon Inkjet Printer Drivers v2.12 for OS X
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
    - Printer and scanner software available for download
    - OS X Lion/Mtn Lion: Supported digital camera RAW formats
    - Aperture 3: About Video and Audio formats in Aperture
    - Wi-Fi: How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity
    - WiFi and Bluetooth: Potential sources of interference
    - What to do before selling or giving away your Mac
    - Identifying fraudulent "phishing" email
    - iCloud: Configuring Mail with OS X v10.6 or iOS 4
    - iCloud: Understanding Backup alert messages
    - iCloud: Understanding alert messages when restoring from an iCloud Backup
    - Using and troubleshooting Back to My Mac with your iCloud account
    - Troubleshooting iTunes installation on Mac OS X
    - iPhone: Wireless carrier support and features
    - iPhone and iPod touch: Unable to download podcasts
    - System does not start up or volume doesn't mount after labeling LUNs in Xsan Admin
  • Other News/Reviews/Tech/OT:
    - Review: APC Back-UPS Pro 500 Lithium Ion
    - Sony releases PS3 firmware update to fix last week's fiasco
    - Pandora Plays Defense in Debate Over Music Royalties
    - Firmware Update v1.60 for Yamaha RX-A1020/A2020/A3020 Receivers
    - Yamaha Flagship Aventage A5000 11.2 Amp/Preamp Combo
    - Samsung rolls out OLED TV as production glitches linger
    - White House Down Is Best Parody Since Team America
    - The Internet of Cars Is Approaching a Crossroads
    - Racing to the Clouds in the Mad Machines of Pikes Peak
    - A Proposed Fix for High Student Loan Interest Rates
    - Review: Axiom Epic Midi 125 Speaker System
    - Carberp Code Leak Stokes Copycat Fears

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