Unlike many here who have their own shop, I was a contract worker jumping around larger corporate customers configuring & fixing their equipment.
Apple’s move to system’s without USB-A ports forced a few of my customers to walk away from Apple gear as they were dependent on cypher keys which need to be directly attached to the system, not via a dongle or hub device which could be altered unbeknownst to the user (man in the middle attack risk). For my other big customers the lack of the ability to memorialize a systems drive or remove it so it could be destroyed was the other downfall for Apple.
So I’ve been working out of my home fixing systems as I could over the last few years.
Well, its finally happened! I’ve, fixed my last system for now. My arthritis has finally made it too hard to do much of anything delicate in the cold weather. Maybe in the late spring I’ll give it ago again.
I’m still helping people keep their systems running as long as they can be here on iFixit!
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"Why are certain keys working intermittently?" için yanıtA common issue is the battery has swelled up pressing on the cables. Lets get a view of your batteries health, to get a better view of things, install this gem of an app! CoconutBattery take a snapshot of the apps main window and post it here for us to see Adding images to an existing question
"What is this cord called?" için yanıtLVDS display cable it connects from the back of the display to the logic board. Review this guide Step 7 for the logic board side iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 Display Replacement It looks like you snapped the connector tang from the image. This may need more than the cable as you may have also damaged the logic board connector as well. LVDS Cable Apple P/N 922-9848 getting hard to find Often I need to replace the logic board connector when I see this level of damage 30 Pin LVDS Connector for iMac A1311 & A1312 (EARLY 2008 - MID 2011)
"Is this a broken battery connector?" için yanıtThe cable its self looks OK with the limited view you have here. As you appear to have more of an issue with getting the cable reconnected within the ZIF connector. Review Step 11 in this guide MacBook Pro 16" 2019 Battery Replacement This is the same cable but routed differently in the 16" system. Basically you need to carefully lift the latch to release the clamping tension then feed the cable in making sure its square and fully pushed in.
"I need some more ram for cheap" için yanıtYour system is limited to 8GB and requires 204-pin PC3-8500 (1066MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM (two slots)
"Which Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for 2008 Mac?" için yanıtYour system is limited to what Apple offered for Bluetooth and WiFi services as only theirs have the needed OS drivers. If you are running Windows or Linux you might be able to install a PCI board which can support newer options. The first Mac Pro Mid 2016 offered them as an add-on option, Early 2008 and newer models had them as standard. Apple offered a Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR plug-in board and AirPort Extreme card (802.11a/b/g/n) both fitted into the main planar logic board. Bluetooth Bd - Apple P/N 922-9006 AirPort Bd (WiFi only) Apple P/N 661-4907
"Reportcrash takes lots of ram" için yanıtWhy are you analyzing Crash reports? You should disable it and if you are getting crashes review the crashes on a more powerful system (RAM & storage space) To disable, do this within terminal: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ReportCrash.plist sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.ReportCrash.Root.plist
"Weird screen edge spot" için yanıtIf it bothers you I would make the effort to get it fixed (they would likely replace the display) if you just got it then they would likely exchange the system out. I don't think this is a widespread issue, to be safe I would open the packaging up at the store and make a good inspection.
"Remove blade SSD from iMac" için yanıtYes! You don't need the Fusion blade SSD in your system. The easiest way is after backing up your stuff using your external drive (booting up under it reformat each drive that should make it clear which drive is having problems. You could also check the blade SSD using a tool like DriveDX which lets you see the SSD's health. You don't need to take it out once it's deactivated when you put in the new SATA SSD drive.
"What type of fuse is F7005 on the PP20V_DCIN rail? Fast-acting?" için yanıtWith the information you already have (6AMP-32V-0.0095OHM) you'll need the case size use a caliper to measure your part Then contact your local electronics supplier or Mouser - fuses or steal it from a junker board.
"MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 13" (Early 2015) A1466 (EMC 2925) Lid Sensor" için yanıtThe sensor is located on the I/O board on the Uppercase side (hidden) You'll need a rare earth magnet to slide across the upper case along the edge when the sensor sits to enable it (emulating a closed lid) Here's the needed display assembly to replace it if the original one is to messed up MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013-2017) Display Assembly and the guide to replace it MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Display Assembly Replacement
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