New Guide Site

February 13, 2009 Site News — Kyle Wiens

As you can see, we’ve made some changes around here.

New site design

New site design!

Aside from the redecoration, here’s the highlights:

  • This blog. We’ll be posting hardware tips and tricks, troubleshooting advice, teardowns of new products, and news about new site features. Be sure to follow the RSS feed— we promise to provide useful and pertinent information. Today we posted an analysis of the problems people have been reporting with the new MacBook Unibody headphone jack.
  • Guide notes. We’ve always appreciated useful feedback about our guides from people like you, but sometimes it takes us a little while to integrate your disassembly tips into our instructions. Guide notes provide a platform for you to help share what you’ve learned about while working on your own hardware.
  • Troubleshooting notes. Do you have any additional ideas for diagnosing hardware problems? Do you disagree with us on a diagnosis? Post what you know so other people don’t have to reproduce your knowledge the hard way.
  • Community forum. Brag about your triumph over the gremlins Apple hides inside Macs, or get help from everyone with your current problems.
  • Twitter. Follow us and we’ll follow you.
  • Search. This has been our #1 most requested feature. We’re sorry it took so long. How do you like it? Let us know!
  • New navigation. We’ve added helpful background information about specific devices alongside links to the step-by-step guides and troubleshooting documents. For example, if you browse from Mac to MacBook to MacBook Core Duo, you’ll find that we’ve added a list of possible MacBook Core Duo upgrades, links to other useful information on the net, and some historical information on the hardware. We’ll be adding to this over time.

Our mission is to help you fix things. All of these features are designed to make it easy for you to work on your own hardware. Now go out and fix your Mac!


  1. Sir&Ms: I fear that I could offer little worthwhile comment, as I do love your site, but know very little about IT. I feel a little odd in saying this as I am a polymath and do hold a number of patents in the bio-medical field. One in particular, a ‘Burn Envelope’ requires rather sophisticated organic functions to be ‘approximated’ as close as is possible through Intelligent Design. I seem to want only to take an organic form/function up to the point of transducing from which part a translator explains the tech realizations in organic terms to me. Many people find this strange and at times, so do I. But, that’s what I am and all that I am,,,,,,DOWTONg

    Comment by DOWTONg — February 28, 2009 @ 10:00 am

  2. When are you doing a teardown of the new mac pro?

    Comment by Martin — March 13, 2009 @ 11:07 am


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