I had an idea for the site yesterday (Anthony, I was out so I couldn't IM you). I am thinking that it would be great to have a set of photos and descriptions of Macs. For example- MDD G4 Pics of the case, inside and out - Pics and dimensions of the Logic board and CPU, etc. Also pics and descriptions of Mac video cards and expansion cards. Like a data base that users can fill with info and pics. Why would this be useful? Say someone wants to mod a mac to a new case...they can prepare buy looking up info they need before they start or if they get stuck, can look up what parts they need.
Its just a thought. Maybe if someone else has any ideas to further this to be useful, they could post on it.
Im in of course. I have a mdd g4, b/w g3, b/w ibook, and a 7600. The repair guides are good, but in black and white, plus with so many revisions, we need accuracy. There are several different g5 logic boards already. -maestro
Ill be able to do some of the "copy-paste" from the apple service manuals (things are really slow at work at the moment).
I have the following systems:
eMac 1 ghz ATI graphics (the one in my profile), im not glad to take this apart again... Powermac G3 b&w (when it gets back from repairs) iMac 500 mhz (i gave it to my brother, so might be hard to get my hands on) iMac DV 350 mhz. iMac bondi blue 233 mhz. Performa 640
Post edited by: griffer, at: 2005/04/20 13:03
- iMac g5 2ghz, 1.5gb ram. - eMac 1ghz (clocked at 1.27): 1gb RAM, Dual Layer Pioneer DVD +/- RW, 80 gb HD, 160 & 250 external Lacie FW HD´s. And modified cooling. - iMac 600 mhz - b&w in atx case, with sata drives :p - PowerMac g3 b/w - with atx psu - PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
the only problem that I foresee here is depth. It won't be useful if almost every mac out there is in the database. Otherwise it is almost useless. I do like the idea, but we need to come up with a solid idea on how to get almost every mac that is basically not out of date, into this database.
I think the Apple Service Manuals might be the only logical means to acccomplishment. Listening for ideas.
"Fix it 'til it Breaks."
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