If you are one of the perhaps many concerned mini owners, who worry that using a putty knife to open your mini will damage it’s precious aluminum skin, worry no more.
This Chinese site has an excellent photo tutorial on how to open your mini, using modified bamboo chopsticks. The softness and tensile strength of the bamboo apparently make the food utensils a great tool for this and from what I can tell from the pictures, there is absolutely no damage to the mini whatsoever.
Read the full tutorial if you can (I suppose you could just jump right to the end). There’s a neat mod to the mini at the end, in the form of a cork covering that looks very professional. Not sure if we can get cork adhesive tape here in the U.S., at least that thin, but I might investigate the next time I’m at the craft store.