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iMac G5 Porn Roundup

pudge posted more than 9 years ago | from the take-it-all-off dept.

iMac 530

boredMDer writes "Apparently someone who has already recieved their iMac G5 has decided to take it apart. Stupid if only for the fact that he's just voided his warranty." pjcreath writes "Apple has posted official pages listing the components that are 'easy' to install (including the LCD!) and describing how to troubleshoot hardware problems using diagnostic LEDs inside the case. For the very curious, you can download the high-resolution TIFF (10MB) of the iMac's innards from Apple."

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Troll Haiku (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326637)

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hqx (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326680)

what program opens .hqx files?

btw, apple has amazing bandwidth... even with a slashdot article i was just downloading at 2.8 MB/s (MB, not Mb). And that wasn't the initial fast download speed, that's what the speed was towards the end of the download.

Come to think of it (2, Informative)

gotr00t (563828) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326732)

It's not suprising when you realize that they are one of the few companies with a class A network block (17.*.*.*)

Natrually, you would expect their bandwidth to have at least some relation to this fact.

Re:hqx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326817)

Binhex, originally. Stuffit Expander will work in a pinch though.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326638)

first post?

porn roundup (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326639)

wtf?

How is that "offtopic"??? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326820)

Since the phrase is used in the article's title???

AC's "wtf" is valid.

Didn't void the warranty (5, Informative)

halo1982 (679554) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326640)

This isn't an old iMac. Apple designed this one so that your grandmother could open it and replace its parts. This didn't void the warranty. It has quite an interesting inside. I like how they focused on the inside design as well (i.e. G5 heatsink that no one will ever see but still looks cool) as the outside.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (0, Flamebait)

jargoone (166102) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326716)

You like how they focused on the inside design? Please. Companies that mass-produce computers usually operate on a razor-thin profit margin. While spending extra money on external design *might* make sense, a special heatsink is just a waste of money, plain and simple. Oh wait, this is Apple, they can do no wrong, and people are happy to pay for it. So much for the razor-thin margin.

Just what I need, another line for a Mac zealot: "Does YOUR Pee Cee have a neat little logo on the heat sink?"

You haters can fuck off: I can buy 4 well-equipped Dells for what you pay for your machine with a cute heat sink.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (1, Funny)

wankledot (712148) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326739)

Yeah, I've never seen a PC that has its insides all done up to look cool. What a waste of time!

Re:Didn't void the warranty (2, Informative)

jargoone (166102) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326777)

You completely missed the point. PCs that are done up like this are either modified by the owner to do this, or in certain instances done from the factory. The point is, if it comes like that from the factory, you CHOOSE to pay more for it. Apple doesn't let you choose. Cute heat sinks for everyone!

Re:Didn't void the warranty (2, Insightful)

CountBrass (590228) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326856)

Yeah I know: it really sucks to have Apple force me to have all that quality when I buy a computer from them.

If you want to buy a cheap pile of shit: buy a Dell.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326751)

you douche. i own two apple products. my ipod which i got for free, and my beige G3 tower which was also given to me. i also have 3 newish PCs in my place, so i'm hardly an apple zealot. you're just an idiot.
btw the heatsink IS quite cool

Re:Didn't void the warranty (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326781)

So you think the heatsink is cool, yet you can't afford to buy a computer that has one. You have a piece of shit Mac just for fun, and 3 PCs that probably do the real work. I'll let you slide on the iPod, I can see how you were duped into that one.

BTW, the heatsink is a foolish fucking waste of money.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326834)

The special shiny heatsink is part-n-parcel of the marketing of the "G5" CPU.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (4, Interesting)

MrLint (519792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326740)

This is more interesting than one might be lead to believe. If the parts are easy to replace then this saves on repair labor costs and it also makes nearly the whole unit a collection of field / user swappable parts. Being a PC field tech for a number of years this is really a radical shift for apple.

Now keeping this in mind i have seen many a screwless case come and go from both dell and gateway, and i would have preferred that they had screws as the mechanisms they used were so crappy it would have been easier to repair.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (5, Informative)

Tanlis (304135) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326852)

Actually he did void the warranty. There are brass colored screws for all the pieces that can be taken off by users. Remove any of the others and your warranty is gone.

Re:Didn't void the warranty (5, Funny)

Necro Spork (260099) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326758)

But I did void the warranty on this [hawaii.edu] iMac. The plants are happy and you can see the blueberry glow from a good distance! The old iMacs like this one seem much harder to gut.
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~brandsbe/iPot.jpg

Hosed already (2, Funny)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326642)

Brilliant idea. Post a page of high-res shots to Slashdot...

Coral CDN (1)

Gentlewhisper (759800) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326672)

http://www.apple.com.nyud.net:8090/pr/photos/imacf lat/04imac_inside_agreement.html [nyud.net]

I don't love Apple as a corp, but I do kinda like Apple. Please slashdot! Don't hose their server!

Re:Coral CDN (3, Funny)

Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326700)

You're kidding, right? This is Apple, the company that runs the long-running movie trailer site and the iTunes Music Store. They've got more bandwidth than Jesus.

Re:Coral CDN (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326764)

Technically, Akamai has more bandwidth than Jesus. I know Apple uses them for their movie trailer site; they probably use them for everything else too.

Re:Hosed already (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326859)

We've certainly never seen *that* kind of post on Slashdot before. Pat yourself on the back, you trailblazer, you.

For those not using Macs... (2)

GrodinTierce (571882) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326643)

an unpacked version of that TIFF would have been nice.

Re:For those not using Macs... (3, Informative)

Unordained (262962) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326670)

well, winzip opens it just fine ... i'd guess it's not the only tool out there that can?

Re:For those not using Macs... (1)

hatrisc (555862) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326718)

and for those not using windows and winzip?

Re:For those not using Macs... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326805)

duno, is hqx patented?

Re:For those not using Macs... (4, Funny)

bbdd (733681) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326798)

i found that winzip de-compresses it as well.

funny thing is that the compressed .hqx file is 10,316 KB, but the decompressed .tif file is 7,582 KB.

as the new G5 suggests, those apple folks are sure good at packing a lot of hardware into a tight space. but looks like they still need some help packing the software...

Re:For those not using Macs... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326838)

The point of hqx isn't compression.

hqx does two things. First, it allows the resource fork of a file to be transported along with the data fork (remember that all Mac files can potentially appear as two files to the file system). Second, it then allows for the resulting mess to be sent over systems that can only handle the low 7-bits of a byte.

Think of it as a way to uuencode two files into one.

I'm so happy I'm using Linux today.

Re:For those not using Macs... (3, Interesting)

706GL (172709) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326814)

I have no idea how, but Firefox took care of it for me when I downloaded it. After downloading it, it had the name 04imac_inside.tif.hqx.tiff and it opened fine.

AAAaaAAArgh... (4, Funny)

still_sick (585332) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326644)

Putting the word "Porn" in the headline when no actual pr0n is involved is just CRUEL.

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326669)

Putting the word "Porn" in the headline when no actual pr0n is involved is just CRUEL.

Hey, just because it doesn't turn you on, doesn't mean it's not pr0n.

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (5, Funny)

TheBurningDog (747915) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326679)

The problem is that 95% of /. users won't be able to tell the difference anyway. And just like real porn... lusting over a mac will leave you alone and feeling ashamed afterward.

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326683)

Ooh yeah, it's pr0n alright. Pr0n for geeks. Sexay, sexay. Take off that backplate and get comfy, honey.

Brad Pitt ain't got nothin' on the innards of that iMac G5. Come to mama..... :-)____

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326793)

Ooh yeah, Brad.. let's open up your stomach and see what's in you beautiful. I don't think i'll need scalpel for this, screwdriver will do fine.

Oooh look at your liver, let's see if you have been a good boy.

Yeah, it's sexy.

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (1)

boisepunk (764513) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326762)

I can just imagine Bender from Futurama at the sight of these "G5 Porn" images. It must be some form of hardcore porn to alcoholic robots...

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326821)

I thought somebody had hacked Slashdot again...

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (1, Funny)

caitsith01 (606117) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326822)

By writing that post you have demonstrated:

1. that you can type
2. that you can use a mouse
3. that you can use a web browser

I therefore find it very hard to believe that you are struggling to find porn [google.com].

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (0)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326833)

'Putting the word "Porn" in the headline when no actual pr0n is involved is just CRUEL."

Agreed.
I, like most people, have the HARDEST time finding porn on the internet. For a short second I thought I might get a glimpse at some boobies... but I guess not.

Re:AAAaaAAArgh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326842)

Google is your friend...

http://www.xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/gki/toybo x2 0b.jpg

http://www.xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/gki/apple _g irl/0331.jpg

I don't think he worries about warranties (1, Redundant)

kcarlile (589013) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326647)

I have my doubts that he's voided the warranty, but the dude who runs this site doesn't seem to care. He always takes things apart and posts the pictures.

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326648)

first post chumps!!

I like pork swords (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326649)

minge minge minge cockington minge

one min after its posted.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326655)

and the friggin link's dead like my father...

Re:one min after its posted.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326682)

you insensitive clod! I just screwed your father last night and NOW you tell me he's dead?

First Post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326657)

W00t

Great news for Bearded Terminal Hackers (3, Interesting)

SlashdotMirrorer (669639) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326659)

The new IMac presents a wonderful new opportunity for those of us stuck on the old terminal hacking mode of operation to get with the program. This article even shows that the innards of this machine can be beautiful and may win some appreciation among the Linux and GNU crowd. Despite some of the issues with sound, hopefully this will result in the development of more software for the currently undersupported Mac X OS.

In Soviet Russia, (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326661)

Mac looks at porn on you!

just goes to show... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326662)

the people that talk about it the most gets the least of it.

The Monitor is for the new iMac! (5, Informative)

rogerborn (236155) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326676)


Actually, he didn't void his warrantee by doing this. The new G5 iMac is extremely easy for customer troubleshooting, upgrading and generally messing around inside the thing. This is way better than even the big G5 PowerMacs.

Regards
Roger Born
writing.borngraphics.com
"These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others."

Re:The Monitor is for the new iMac! (1)

caitsith01 (606117) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326807)

I can't believe that merely opening the case ever voided the warranty! I mean, if you open a case and look inside, how can this possibly be related to a hard disk failure, for example? Or faulty RAM?

I suspect most PC owners here would not buy a machine from a manufacturer that prohibited the opening of the case. I also know that in many countries such a prohibition would be ineffective because of statutory warranty regimes - in Australia, for instance, Apple could not refuse claims within 1 year for faulty manufacture or assembly, no matter if you disassembled the entire thing down to its constituent parts and then put it back together. Unles they could show that you actually broke it when you disassembled it, they would be legally bound to stand by the quality of their product and honour any warranty claims within that period.

Re:The Monitor is for the new iMac! (4, Informative)

KitFox (712780) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326870)

I suspect most PC owners here would not buy a machine from a manufacturer that prohibited the opening of the case.

Actually at least -some- PC manufacturers definitely void the warranty based on opening the case. Anything from those funky self-destructing stickers to case intrusion switches can detect this, and they make way too much use of them.

I'm looking at this computer here at work. Not sure what brand it is, as that information has all been removed *Grr*. Might be an off brand. But it has a big sticker on the back of it that reads: "WARNING: All guarentees and warranties are void if case is opened or main BIOS settings are modified in any way. This system contains modification-detection technology. NO USER SERVICABLE PARTS INSIDE. Please contact your dealer for service." This sticker has not one, but THREE little holographic self-detsructing fingers sealing the main siade of the case up, and there are two on the backside side of the case, and two on each side of the case between the front cover and the sides.

Admittedly, this is a system bought by the US Federal Government, but still. I've done work on computers in private homes that had the same deal. It's scary to think about.

At the same time, it makes sense. Most PC Owners honestly wouldn't know a DIMM from a CF card, let alone how to safely change even a PCI card. The vast majority of them are more likely to break something in trying. They just want a computer that works for what they want it to do, and not have to worry. Plus, if the manufacturer can convince people that they -must- return it to their service shops for service, then they can make a killing on labor.

Honestly, it's VERY nice to see a computer of any type that ENCOURAGES ease of opening and meddling even for the people who are not completely tech savvy.

Geforce FX 5200 Ultra? (-1, Troll)

cgadd (65348) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326693)

That's a pretty weak video processor for such a pretty machine. I guess they don't plan on having Doom 3 ported to mac anytime soon....

Another limitation (-1, Troll)

caitsith01 (606117) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326849)

Is it just me, or does that thing only take 1 HDD? If this is the case, how do you upgrade?

Seems like in some ways, Apple clearly favours form over function. My current, beige-box PC has 4 hard drives... if I run out of space, I just slap in a new one for $50-$200 depending on what size I need and how rich I am. As far as I can see, if you run out of space on the G5 iMac, you have to buy a new iMac or at least replace your hard disk with a new one.

Regarding the video card, I find the following quote quite funny, from Apple's site [apple.com]:

The sizzling graphics processor and next-generation high-bandwidth architecture kicks 3D games and graphics into high gear, with three times the frame rate as the previous iMac in Unreal Tournament 2004.

A 5200 is THREE TIMES faster than their old card?! What was it, a Voodoo 1 or something? And people claim that serious gamers should consider buying Apple products. Also note the excellent grammar, the MarketingBot that wrote this was obviously concentrating too hard on packing in all those adjectives.

Re:Another limitation (1)

Tanlis (304135) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326865)

Most people who are going to be buying an iMac G5 are not going to be thinking about needing to have more than one hard drive most likely.

Of course there is always Firewire and USB drives that could be attached.

The iMac has always been form over function.

Re:Another limitation (1, Insightful)

CountBrass (590228) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326871)

So stick with your cheap Dell-clone and leave the quality computers the those of that can are a willing to afford them.

If can afford the quality, and want maximum expandability, then the PowerMac is what you should be looking at. The iMac isn't aimed at people that habitually rip stuff out and put other stuff in its place: never has been. It's aimed at people that want to be able to use a computer.

Since the server is already busy... (2, Informative)

sokoban (142301) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326701)

Apple has had some high res pics of the iMac insides for a while. Here (http://www.apple.com/pr/photos/imacflat/04imac.ht ml) they are.

iMac G5 Porn Roundup (-1, Troll)

here4fun (813136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326705)

what does porn have to do with taking a mac apart? maybe i have been spending to much time at goatsex.de, who knows. did i read the headline wrong? or did someone hack slashdot?

Re:iMac G5 Porn Roundup (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326737)

You must not be an Apple zealot. Those get a hard-on whenever they see a Mac, and jack off to the apple.com website or photos of a Mac being "undressed"... Just another bunch of deviants.

Re:iMac G5 Porn Roundup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326763)

You must not be an Apple zealot. Those get a hard-on whenever they see a Mac, and jack off to the apple.com website or photos of a Mac being "undressed"... Just another bunch of deviants

Wrong. Actually I am an Apple zealot, but I have a girlfriend.

I know it's a rarity, but we do exist.

Re:iMac G5 Porn Roundup (1)

inziga (734035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326748)

They call it porn in the title because the "clothes" are taken off the hardware.

Re:iMac G5 Porn Roundup (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326761)

That's goatse.cx.

And I don't know that from overtyping, I swear...

Chucka' (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326709)

/me thanks teh Gods of all that is pwnij that this didn't turn out to be some dude finding a Flash Card [slashdot.org] that once belonged to Steve Wozniak [slashdot.org] or something! That woulda' been like a big ol' "ewwwwwwww"!

Screenshots of the G5 insides (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326711)

Through searching I found some of these screenshots [google.com] of the innards of the new iMacs. Try not to hit this poor saps webserver too hard though, as their site seems to be hosted on a low speed connection, and I know alot of people are gonna want to check out the new shots.

Have fun.

heh (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326713)

And now we took apart his web server

iMac Pr0n and loss of cooling of sweaty feet. (2, Interesting)

a3217055 (768293) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326750)

I was quite suprised at the Porn heading... and yes it was cruel. But carrying on looking at the box, it seems very tightly fitted. Looks like a really well thought system. I wish the guy could show some more important images of the system like how well it sucks in air and removes it. But the most amazing thing about the iMac is the price and technology. A nice PPC chip with a Nvidia 5200 board all sounds great. It would be great if Apple made the system such that you could just use it as a media center. It plays DVDs like that, even though a MAC out of sleep mode does not take too long ... But the Broadcom ethernet chip is a real bad one. Broadcom runs hotter, they should've got the Intel Pro 1000. They also supposedly run at higher MTUs. But how many people are gonna run these boxes on a gigabit network. But definately a nice thin client is very appreciated. I use my workstation's fans to cool of my sweaty feet. Over all a great system I give it 4 out of 5. Kind of pricey, and loss of sweaty feet drier :). ( but a G5 with a dual FPU is nice, and that PPC architecture kicks ass. ). But thin clients are the way to go for the home. So much easier to move around and easy for that 2 year old to knock around. :)

Why were you surprised at the porn heading? (3, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326828)

This is what you wrote:

But carrying on looking at the box, it seems very tightly fitted.... I wish the guy could show some more important images ... like how well it sucks .... But definately a nice thin client is very appreciated.... my sweaty feet... I give it 4 out of 5. ...sweaty feet ... ass. But thin clients are the way to go for the home. So much easier to move around and easy ... to knock [up]. :)

Title (2, Funny)

Hypharse (633766) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326759)

HAHA. When I first read the title I thought it said G5 Porn and thought it was funny because you know "HAHA it looks like porn". Then I looked at it the second time, saw that it still said G5 porn. Then instead of laughing I conjured up images some of the mac zealots in my college closing the door, turning off the lights, and lubing up usb port. Now I can't get it out of my head. Someone shoot me.

Very nice (3, Interesting)

Chris Pimlott (16212) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326769)

I was wondering around my local Microcenter the other day when I saw one of these. "Funny," I thought to myself, "I've never seen this style of Apple flatscreen. I thought they were all styled in the Cinema line." Little did I know it was a full computer! Very impressive.

That is fucking cool (1)

paragon_au (730772) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326771)

Stuff the benchmarks, that is one cool computer in anyones book. I wonder if someone will make a device to turn it into a laptop.

I'll be buying one for sure.

Re:That is fucking cool (3, Insightful)

System.out.println() (755533) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326863)

Ok, let's turn the 17-inch iMac into a laptop. First, the thing weighs 18.5 pounds [apple.com], compared to the already weighty Powerbook G4 at 6.9 pounds. [apple.com] Second, the iMac's weight is entirely in the screen - assuming you'd want to put it on your lap, it would fall over backwards. Third, it would be hideously un-portable as the computer is bigger even than the 17" screen (note the chunk at the bottom). Throw in a battery of some sort and you've got either a 30-minute laptop or a 3-inch, 25 pound machine.

Yes, that's a 'no'. I want a G5 laptop too, but turning an iMac into one is far from a good idea.

Just in case it gets slashdotted, here is the text (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326779)

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As between you and Apple, Apple is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of the Image. You will not delete, alter, or obfuscate any proprietary legends relating to the Image, and each use will be accompanied by the applicable proprietary attribution shown next to the Image.
The Image is provided by Apple on an 'as is' basis, without warranty of any kind, including non-infringement or ownership. You, not Apple, are responsible for your use of the Image. Any misuse of the Image or breach of this Agreement will cause Apple irreparable harm. Apple is either an owner or licensee of the image, not an agent for the owner. We understand that you will give our company a credit line as follows: "Courtesy of Apple " and also credit the photographer if noted.

I have read and understand, and agree to, the Image Usage Agreement.
(Image will immediately begin download)

I disagree and would like to return to the Apple PR site.

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Interesting but somewhat oblique story (2, Interesting)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326792)

Voided the warranty? Nah, just get another one of those sealing stickers. Assuming that's what they use, no idea really, just wanted to relate this story.

Fella I know is an exporter in China. One time, they were exporting sunglasses. My friend wants to know, do these have UV protective coatings? After several confused back-and-forths through the translator, the Chinese factory rep finally lights up, and says, "Yes! We have sticker!"

True story.

laptop-like? + AirPort vs. AirMac (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326796)

Not only is it compact, it even has a backup battery. How long can it operate on those?

BTW, the geek called one of the components "AirMac" which is the name Apple is using in Japan for what they call "AirPort" in the US.

Taking apart (5, Interesting)

philoticjane (771475) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326823)

I took apart a 20" iMac G5 today. It took 45 minutes to take it 100% apart (well, at least 100% as far as under warranty replacement parts are concerned) and put it back together.

Easy as pie, as long as you don't strip the screws like an idiot.

Plus, the midplane isn't very heavy or awkward at all, I'm not a burly geek girl, and I could handle it all by me onesy.

iMac G5 Diagnostics (4, Informative)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326824)

Does anyone else find the iMac diagnostic page's instructions [apple.com] a little interesting?

If you follow the instructions exactly as specified, nobody is going to be able to diagnose their iMac.

It says in step one to turn off the machine and remove all cables. Then in step seven it describes how to read the status LED's. The problem is the instructions never tell you to plug the computer back in and turn it on while it is open, so none of the LED's are going to function.

Pomp and circumstance... (1, Insightful)

Anubis333 (103791) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326829)

Although it looks like a great, easy way to pop Linux machines into expensive cars and places with a small form factor for people who can afford to pay extra for things that look pretty, it kind of annoys me sometimes how Apple latches onto ideas that have been around for ages and tries to tout them as 'unique' and 'truly modern'. Read the linked page, it's an 'innovative architecture' that 'dwells in an enchanting display'..

I mean it's nothing new, they bought Pioneer DVDRs, and called them 'Super Drive's' "Only Apple has the 'Super Drive'", or the "First 64 bit Desktop"...

I used to be a big fan of Apple, but sometimes they just need to nose down out of the clouds, it looks like a great machine, but it's not too innovative.. Heh, it 'provides hardware transform and lighting (T&L)', as a computer animator/TD this had me on the floor, its been years since I saw people bragging about T&L like it's some rare feature!

I feel this was pretty straight and to the point, nothing glossed over or biasedly bashed, but for some reason I will still get modded down, Apple fans rule with an iron fist.. :)

Re:Pomp and circumstance... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10326860)

I had points, I would have got you but for the fact you were far enough down. Lucky... ;)

File Size (0, Redundant)

daern (526012) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326858)

Errr, is it me or does that 10MB archive file actually contain an 7.7MB tiff file?

Unless my (Windows XP) PC is doing something very odd (unlikely), Apple have managed to compress this file and make it bigger!

For comparison, a zipped version (done using the Windows built in stuff) is 7.4MB so it was hardly worth bothering in the first place...

What should I do? (0)

xabi (620010) | more than 9 years ago | (#10326868)

As geek as I am what should I do as soon as I get my new Imac? Don't you think I'll try to take a look inside?
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