[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 28, Issue 10
mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Mar 7 06:47:15 CST 2005
On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 04:50:13PM -0600, Steve Hatle wrote:
> I assume cracking it open wasn't too hard. I've got a Mini on the way to me,
> and I've got a putty knife and a 1 GB DIMM just waiting :-)
Nope, not hard at all - just make sure the putty knife's blade is as skinny
> I bought a 17" iMac G5 online from Apple about a month ago. It had terrible
> fan buzzing noise that two replacement mid-planes didn't fix.
TWO replacement midplanes didn't fix? I had to swap mine out on Friday
due to defective VRAM, and the new one is almost completely silent. I'm
> Their tech
> support was helpful through it all, and finally offered to exchange the
> machine for me. They offered me a g5 tower, but I said "how about a 20"
> Cinema Display and a Mini?" They went for it, so machines are crossing in
Wow, sounds like you got a good deal.
> One of the reasons I bought an iMac in the first place was because I didn't
> have a suitable display. Now I figure I've got a nice display that will work
> on just about anything (DVI), and a Mini as well. If I don't like/want/need
> the Mini in the future, no big deal. Maybe I'll regret it later, but I don't
> think so...
My mini is going to be a secondary backup server (with an external USB2
hard drive) and a secondary desktop and Garageband machine (as its on the
desk in the music room). Need to pick up a Griffin iMic..
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