Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
- I've had a broken 80GB classic buried in my closet that I found yesterday (I think it came with a lot of broken iPods that I ...
- Hello, I recently dug up my old Squire Mini-Stratocaster guitar. It's been sitting in my house's attic for around 10 years. I...
- Hello, I have a Power Mac G5, and it isn't producing any sound (Out of the Internal Speaker) I noticed that there appears to ...
- Earlier today, I picked up a broken PowerMac G5 from a flea market. It's a dual 1.8Ghz model from June 2004. (A1047) The unit...
- Hi, I'm about to buy a second-hand Black MacBook Core Duo to replace my PowerBook G4. It's used, and has a non-functional opt...
- Recently, my monitor died. It refused to turn on, and after some research, I traced the problem to capacitors in the power su...
- Hi, just recently, I bought a used PS3 with the YLOD to fix, jailbreak, ect. The console is a CECHB01 (All Black, 20GB, Backw...
- So a few days ago, the lock button on my friend's iPhone 3GS stopped responding. When pressed, it does nothing. This makes us...
- The console's have noteable physical differences, but the controller port appears to be the same. Will They?
- Hi, I've had my mac mini since late October 09' and after a month or two, it started acting up. It might boot to a grey scree...
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- Here's a battery for $1200. It looks like it was pulled from a Civic that was totaled. Other than that, it looks like you would be paying the dealer's price.
- Are you looking for the charge port on the controller? Here's the only replacement connector I could find on eBay. It should be pretty easy to solder, Here's a guide to open the controller too, if you need it.
- It looks like a ground strap. However, since there are several ground points on the logic board, it shouldn't affect function. The only way to find out is to put it back together and power it up!
- After changing the logic board, you will need to activate the "new" phone. You can do this by logging on to Sprints website, and entering the information (ESN/MEID/Etc..
.) of the new phone. You shouldn't have to worry about any new fees, since you're swapping identical phones. If you have any trouble, you could always take it to a Sprint store and have them activate it there, just make sure you have the ESN/MEID written down somewhere to show them. This also won't reset your contract, as I replaced my HTC Hero with an Evo 9 months ago using this method, and just got an email from Sprint telling me that I'm eligible for a 2-year upgrade.
- I found a forum post that explains the connection in detail. The connector is the same for all displays, but a higher wattage adapter is required for the 30" model. To sum up the forum post, the connector has a symmetrical pinout like this: Pins 1,2,3,4,5 |+24.5VDC|-24.5VDC|SENSE|-24.5VDC|+24.5VD
C| |+24.5VDC|-24.5VDC|SENSE|-24.5VDC|+24.5VD C| Pins 6,7,8,9,10
- Unfortunately, the two boards are not compatible. You can physically swap the two boards and end up with a functional 32GB iPhone, but that phone will not work on Sprint's network, it will be locked to Verizon.
- You may have a damaged or disconnected audio board. Use this guide to open the computer and get to the board. Check the ribbon cable coming from the interconnect board is connected to it. If the cables aren't the problem, you may need to replace the board itself. Here is one for sale on eBay, as iFixit does not sell them.
- You should replace the timing belt between 50K-75K miles, you should replace the water pump when you replace the timing belt as well. If you do the job yourself, make sure none of the sprockets turn when the belt is removed, or the offset in timing will damage the engine.
- 69C is abnormally hot for a chip that is just idle. I would open up the computer and check for dust/debris blocking the airflow through the computer. Also, replace the thermal paste on the GPU if possible. My desktop PC has a Radeon HD4870X2 (A notoriously hot card) which barely breaks 70C under full load, so something is definently wrong. Your computer should shut down if it detects that it is overheating.
- The person that sold you the computer probably replaced the original hard drive with a smaller one, and the Airport card may have been removed as well (Or might just be non-functional) You can replace your hard drive with a larger 2.5" PATA hard drive, like this one and you can install an Airport/Bluetoo
th combo card like this
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Uggghhhh, Microsoft is still using X-Clamps. Didn't they learn anything from the original 360?
Could it really be? Just a little bit of user-serviceability?
Quote from Tom:
Yup, you're right. Didn't cross-check everything. Still wonder why the FCC version gets that chip and connector populated if they didn't put a cam on theirs. It could be just a debug port for non-production versions.
When they originally flash the firmware to the device, they have to put it in somewhere :)
ONYX might be the codename for the processor, or the codename of the GSM-based (AT&T) version of the phone.
Quote from Edis0n:
Except for the WiFi chip, all others are from 2007 (or before), so Apple had this going on for some time.
Probably not, these chips were most likelly used in older iPods, and provide legacy support (Since AAC Encoding hasn't changed much i the past 5-7 years) and the touch drivers were most likelly for the older iPods and iPhones, with slightly different instructions.
What interface does the drive use? SATA, or a proprietary connection?
Quote from Threedays:
No modchip now success. this machine will be a flop unless someone finds a means to mod it.
There really isn't much modding that can be done, it supports ripping games to the hard drive, it can browse the internet, the only reason I can see to mod it, would be to restore playability for PS2/PS1 games.
Since it has it's own power supply, will it still charge when connected to a USB port on a PC(Or a Mac)?
This is a great teardown/guide! you should email one of the iFixit staff members and have them post it so the whole community can see it!
Quote from Kyle Wiens:
Most of the photos were inverted; we're fixing them all now and will be uploading soon.
This is great, I can't wait for the full teardown tommorow!
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