I am an electrical engineer who started fixing Apple...
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I can easily believe that Apple would sabotage repairs with the needless blob of glue. This the most arrogant company. I laughed when one tech here suggested that Apple drill an access hole for the adjustment screw. Right! Like the missing service door on Imacs or gluing the imac power button instead of two small screws or a way to remove the imac screen instead of gluing it on or the glued in batteries. The most lame company.
I remember the good old days 40 years ago, when Apple would send me replacement roms and other chips to aid me in doing circuit level repairs on the apple I’s II’s. My Oscope, a Huntron tracker, soldering iron and the latest copy of the annual IC Circuit Handbook was all you needed to completely repair the early Apples.
Hi, i just used the flat end of ifixit’s plastic spudger to lift the tiny connectors without any tugging on the wires. First, i was a trained auto mechanic for 10 years then i got my electrical engineering degree! Started fixing macs in 1979 with an oscope, soldering iron and the ic circuit handbook plus chips from apple.
Apples construction methods have sure gotten more and more fragile over the years. Glad i still have great eyes! Rossmon
I have to agree. I started out in 1980 with my bsee degree repairing Apple 1’s 2’s and 3’s with an oscilloscope, soldering iron and the latest copy of the ic circuit handbook. I have not been thrilled about Apples progression from everyman’s or women’s mac to unserviceable sometimes throw away stuff that needs cottage industries to support what they can, when before it was mainstream repair with dig this, a service door!.
Eventually, that cmos battery will die and the Imac won't retain info if the power is disconnected.
Mac's have a long useful life unlike Windows junk.
Just another customer centric solution that we have come to expect from Apple, mounting it with zero access in a sealed chassis.
When are we going to see a true upgrade, a service door!
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