Loc: San Francisco, CA
I've decided I don't like how Apple dumbs down a lot of things. Sure, there's a definitet upside to it, but some of us want things like crazy Advanced Preferences for our apps or better documentation for fun things to do with the Terminal (or by tweaking PLIST files in Property List Editor).
Then there's hardware documentation. It really isn't enough to just say, "_Mac Model X_ uses PC3200 DDR memory." There's way more to it than that, and it's actually kind of important. If you dig and hunt through the Developer Documentation, however, you can find particularly detailed info.
There's no real point to all of this (as I am simply bored), but some might like to know what timings their computer supports for RAM and what other specifications it has to conform to, but going to Apple's site and looking at the Specifications page/PDF for your machine just doesn't supply all the info.
It'd also be nice to know the specs on a Mac's power supply, but to my knowledge, they don't readily let you know that either.
Oh, well. See you all in a week (or 10 days) when I report on my MDD mods (FINALLY)!!!
DP 1.08GHz PMG4 MDD, 1GB PC2700 DDR, 200GB ATA (16MB, 7200RPM), Radeon 9800 Pro (256MB)
Loc: McKeesport, PA
There were a few websites that had the technician's manuals around, but they got shut down by Apple a while ago. Fortunately I have most of the manuals backed up on to a CD. Let me know which one you're looking for and i'll email it to you in .pdf form. This goes out to anyone who reads this also. I don't have some of the newer ones like the MacBook pro, but most of the stuff from the Lisa to the G5 towers and peripherals as well. Monitors too!
The service manuals have very little other than take apart guides in them any more anyway. You get more info about system architecture in the developer notes, as mentioned. Its amazing some of the stuff Apple doesn't share with its own tech guys (like what kind of anti-static p[lastics they line Xserve cases with, and which graphic card chipsets support monitors in portrait mode).
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