• Apple TV 2nd Generation Teardown

    Isn't that dock connector more like service connector - for flashing firmware, bootloaders etc.. like in other iOS devices?

  • iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Teardown

    For anyone who's wondering...

    - you can open the iMac without heat gun, using just Plastic Playing Card (poker-like) instead of guitar picks, same results, easier and faster

    - you can mount any 9.5mm x 2.5" (or little heigher, there is plenty of space inside) disk - any SSD should work (using Vertex 4)

    - any RAM 1600MHz, CL11 should work (using ValueRAM 2x8GB CL11 1600MHz here) and... you don't need to unscrew nor remove the logic board - just unscrew fan, then use toothpicks (yeah, or something sturdier) to unclip RAM, mount new RAM, screw fan and you're done

    - removing old tape is simple, it peels off easily, i used 3M 5915 6mm 16mil tape, results are almost perfect, you may find other thin (14mil would be the best) tape with strong glue and foam

    Have fun!


    PS 7/10 repair score

  • iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Teardown

    you can replace with any HD, remove fan, then you can replace ram without removing LB - done myself