[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 28, Issue 10

Bill Bradford 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
as possible.

Dissasembly instructions/photos:

> 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
*really* happy.

> 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
> shipping...

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..


bill bradford
houston, texas

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