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- I would like to know why these diagrams cost money. I've been trying to find a free one and cannot seem to find it. Can someo...
- My brother bought an iPhone 3GS in Australia, now living in Belgium with it. He's fine with the old OS version, but soon I'm ...
- I would like to build a powerful tower mac from multiple macbooks. I own a Macbook 13" 2009 model. And my brother owns a faul...
- Every electronic device sold in Europe has to go through quality control. Surge protection is within that control. Other nations have this control as well. Not sure how, but the iPhone is protected against power surges, like almost every other electronic device.
- Buy a separate multi-touch trackpad or one of those multi-touch mice apple has. I keep messing up that name so I won't type it :D If you have the skills one could simply try to use the separate trackpad using the usb connection and mount it where the old trackpad was, obviously connecting it from the inside. Not sure how one would go about that, but it's too much of a hassle if you ask me :D
- Don't build a cooler system. I have had the same problem (same model) where I was playing 'Minecraft' or 'Skyrim' and the laptop would go up to 80° - 90°C I didn't pay much attention to it in the beginning, but when the bottom started to melt, I found that something had to be done. After getting a free repair kit for the bottom from apple. (Only for these models macbook) I looked into SMCfan control. It's an app where you can set different profiles for fan speeds. I have 4 at the moment, the default which runs at 2865rpm, 'Movie & TV' running at 3129rpm, 'Higher RPM' running at 4025rpm and a 'Gaming' setup which runs at 4500rpm. I try to keep the temps under 75°C which is what I believe to be the maximum acceptable temperature before any damage can be done to you bottom case. Hope this helps
For re-assembly, I do have 1 tip. When re-inserting the optical drive, there is a small moveable bracket on the bottom of the drive that can cause some confusion as to, it doesn't line up. push the bracket with a spudger and you should be fine.