Teardowns I've Worked On
- I bought the Silverhill brand Mac tools off of amazon, and easily stripped down my late 2008 macbookpro5,1 for a left fan rep...
- Unfortunately, Sprint decided to lock and embed their international sim card in the device. Is there a way to open the case a...
- Hi I dropped my iPhone and there is a small crack in the screen and on the back case. The screen didn't break and the phone w...
- I'm on my fourth blu-ray drive. The first one failed rather abruptly, and I replaced it without a second thought. After about...
- I also have a mid 2009 Macbook. I'm looking to buy the optical bay HDD enclosure too. However the item that Mayer links to does not say anything about fitting the Mid 2009 macbook. It specifies that it's compatible with the late 2008 (Aluminum) Macbook, and the later unibody models. Nothing about the mid 2009 non-unibody models. So, as Steven Quan says, should I buy the Unibody-style optical bay hdd enclosure?
- The dev switch is accessable without opening the device. It is on the right hand side of the device behind the SIM slot cover. Edit: You can see it right below the SIM slot on the Step 14 teardown picture.
The "linear-oscillating vibrator motor" is called a Linear Resonant Actuator (LRA) in industry lingo.
While I agree that these things don't make me want to avoid this machine, I'm not sure the point of suggesting that one's "mom or girlfriend" are the intended audience because they're not technically savvy.
In a world where Linus Torvalds runs a Macbook Air, it's extremely condescending to suggest that a Macbook Pro, due to its non-expandability, is only appropriate for women.
"You'll be missed!" -- Randal
You can't reasonably put a MagSafe port on a device that isn't battery-powered, and Apple has never put a system power battery into a desktop machine. Apple has never put external do-it-yourself mounting screwholes in a machine. Apple is in the process of removing optical drives from their hardware, not adding them. Except for the short-lived PowerBook Duo, Apple machines have always been designed to stand alone, not as an assembly.
If you want an iMac, just get an iMac. I'm impressed that you know enough about Apple's design, manufacturing, and market positioning to know what design changes will "definitely profit", even though it would "obsolete" their only consumer desktop line, but I don't see much consistency here with any other decisions Apple has made.
"including a miniature subwoofer"
Also known as a woofer. :-)
PLEASE READ slith's comment, it's extremely important, or you will not be able to get the click wheel installed. There are notches on the click wheel that have to go in at the top and bottom, but the bottom notch is PART OF THE GREY METAL BRACKET that you take out of the bottom of the iPod. DO NOT re-install the grey bracket at the bottom until you have installed the replacement click wheel, otherwise the wheel will not go in.
Thanks slith, I just wanted to emphasize this because I screwed up quite a few of these click wheels before I read your comment.