Somebody leaked me this video… it demonstrates how to crack-open the mac mini's casing, which makes all parts available to the user via further disassembly screws. I'm not sure if it's legal for me to post this or not, but here it is! (until I hear differently, this will remain available here.)
Download the movie… (requires Quicktime to view. it's free….)
see also: My newer post with a complete PDF of how to take the entire Mac Mini apart… with high-res photos and a list of required tools! niiiceee!!
I am not responsible for any damage to your Mac Mini. This is purely for instruction ONLY.
AppleInsider has additional information on the Mac Mini's hardware here. This is key if you're planning on purchasing upgrades.
Apple states that as long as you do not BREAK your Mac Mini while working on the inside, it is still covered under warranty. A quote from this article, which compares the Mac Mini to a cheap Dell PC… a very interesting read.
Update: Welcome, fellow Slashdotters! Here's another article I wrote on the Mac Mini… entitled: ‘Mac Mini vs. Airport Extreme/Express?’… “With Apple's recent release of the Mac Mini for just $499, the following question arises in my mind: Why buy an Airport Extreme ($199) or Airport Express base station ($129) when the Mac Mini can do so much more? Price aside, the Mac Mini soars past the capabilties of the others.” Check it out for sure.