View Full Version : iMac G5 (iSight) - Disassembled

Oct 20, 2005, 09:56 AM
Found this on the apple imac board....


Quality quite lousy, but its what we want so see ;)

Anyone seen any bechmarks of this baby yet?

Waiting for my 20" 2.1Ghz to arrive ;)

Oct 20, 2005, 10:08 AM
The iSight is really small. I would think a new version, for those of us without the new iMac would be coming out soon.

Oct 20, 2005, 10:11 AM
Aaah Geek Porn.

One of my favourite sites. I wonder how they afford the kit, and you rarely see the reassembled photos


Oct 20, 2005, 10:17 AM
Why did the guy HAVE to put a watermark all over those pics, like he doesnt want ANYONE using his photos of the inside of an iMac?

Good job on posting something like this quickly.

katie ta achoo
Oct 20, 2005, 10:37 AM
Good job on posting something like this quickly.

Wow, it was REALLY quick.. it's been like what-- a week-ish?

I love these sites.. :) Nice find!

Oct 20, 2005, 10:44 AM
Anyone have any closer ideas as to the next iSight revision as can't hold much back from breaking the piggy bank for one....

Oct 20, 2005, 10:50 AM
I ordered a 20" 2.1Ghz iMac G5. The new models are not as clean inside as the old model. I guess because consumers are not supposed to open the new model (it has a special compartment for RAM).

Oct 20, 2005, 05:09 PM
yes i have returned... what have i missid... I really need to get out to the apple store to see the ipod video,ipod nano, new pb, the photo editing program, the new POwermac, Photobooth, new imac g5. LOL am i missing anything! LOL? :rolleyes:

Oct 20, 2005, 05:18 PM
I like the older design better. This new setup looks very odd and laptop like.

Oct 20, 2005, 05:31 PM
I like the older design better. This new setup looks very odd and laptop like.

I agree, I really liked the old version, but with these new pictures it really does look like a laptop screen.

Oct 20, 2005, 08:11 PM
So... this may be a dumb question but where does the ram go?

Oct 20, 2005, 08:21 PM
So... this may be a dumb question but where does the ram go?

As far as i understand, there are a slot at the bottom of the imac... Too tired to find out for sure...
Edit: Found the link http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302506

... Checks applestore one more time before bed.... Still Processing Order!

Oct 20, 2005, 08:42 PM
If those are real pictures of the new iMac insides, I am very disappointed in Apple. It looks like they just threw the parts in the case and closed it up. When I opened my iMac to install more ram, I thought it was one of the coolest things I had ever seen. I spent probably 10 minutes just looking at it and following wires and noticing all the little touches they added.

Oct 20, 2005, 08:58 PM
I have heard that the new ones are very quiet. I could care less for the insides to be pretty if the imac is loud. I would much rather a quiet imac and a jumbled mess of wires beneath the cover. They have a 17" imac out at the Apple Store in San Antonio. The screen looks alot better. The increased brightness and contrast ratio made a huge difference!!

Oct 20, 2005, 09:02 PM
Odds are, the rev a/b's more "convenient" design had something to do with the heat issues; apple wouldn't have dropped it for no reason. As much fun as easy access is, it's not all that necessary on the imac, and sacrificing it for system stability seems like a fair trade to me.

Oct 20, 2005, 11:02 PM
The G5 heatsink is to the top right now and the midplane totally changed.

Oct 24, 2005, 12:11 PM
Ah! finally!

My imac isight are preparing for shipment! yeah!

Oct 24, 2005, 12:26 PM
Did you order a 20"? If so what was your order date?


Oct 24, 2005, 01:12 PM
Did you order a 20"? If so what was your order date?


Yeah, ordered the 20". Order date war 10/10/2005(i ordered the old imac), on 13/10/2005 i changed my order to imac isight, using the transition form...

Oct 24, 2005, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the info.

I ordered my iMac 20 on 10/21/2005 from Amazon and the ship date is still 12/21. I know it will change soon now that Apple is starting to ship them.

Oct 24, 2005, 02:19 PM
The infrared is in the iSight lens too. They should have a firmware for the external iSight(s) so you can use the remote (hopefully with the new app) for it!


Oct 24, 2005, 02:24 PM
Yeah, I also prefer the old iMac G5 interior. In the last one you could make sense of the design and layout. It's really difficult with this new one. I liked exploring my iMac's interior too. I live in a dusty dorm room so it's time to check it out again. :D