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MacRumors
Jan 30, 2003, 11:58 PM
Kodawarisan (http://www.kodawarisan.com/ug/PowerBook/index.html) posted pictures of the disassembly of a 12" PowerBook.



zimv20
Jan 31, 2003, 03:30 AM
it's making me uncomfortable

redAPPLE
Jan 31, 2003, 04:08 AM
i like the courage of that guy. hope he can still put all the pieces back together :D

but nice documentation.

cb911
Jan 31, 2003, 04:29 AM
we need more people like him willing to do stuff like that. then maybe we would have more of a underground Mac 'modding' group. ;) :p :D

evoluzione
Jan 31, 2003, 07:46 AM
some interesting translations in watson of the caption text.....

Das
Jan 31, 2003, 10:21 AM
Titled "How To Void A Warranty In 60 Seconds".

Anyhoo, at least now I can see where the third speaker is…I just hope he’s as good at putting it back together as he is taking it apart…

NicoMan
Jan 31, 2003, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Macrumors
Kodawarisan (http://www.kodawarisan.com/ug/PowerBook/index.html) posted pictures of the disassembly of a 12" PowerBook.

This dude is completely mad.

NicoMan

GrizzlyHippo
Jan 31, 2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by evoluzione
some interesting translations in watson of the caption text.....

Can someone post up a couple of translations - I cannot get acces to Watson right now:

1 - on p5 - why has he drawn red circles around 2 bolts near the processor - does this mean that it could be upgraded in the future?

2 - on p4 - I may be being dumb, but what is the seemingly empty black space in the front, right corner of the PB - is this a spare HD bay?

If I'm being dumb about these things, flame away, otherwise, help away!!

Cheers:p
Grizzly

Foucault
Jan 31, 2003, 11:11 AM
that is one crazy dude. I couldn't believe he pretty much took apart every single thing in the precious powerbook... That's a lot of guts... I hope he was able to piece it back together. Otherwise, he just has a bunch of crap.

evoluzione
Jan 31, 2003, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by GrizzlyHippo



2 - on p4 - I may be being dumb, but what is the seemingly empty black space in the front, right corner of the PB - is this a spare HD bay?


Cheers:p
Grizzly


i believe that space is where the battery lives, which was taken out at the start of the dissection heh

backspinner
Jan 31, 2003, 11:24 AM
For people working in the electronics industry this is not such a bald move as it seems. Rule 1: don't drink too much coffee. Rule 2: work on a big table with lots of space to put all the nuts, bolts and parts in order. Rule 3: use good ESD protection. Rule 4: take your time.

An experienced worker can take apart AND put back in order such equipment without voiding the warranty. Even without showing that it has been taken apart (as long as there are no on-way seals on it).

I almost always take apart my equipment before warranty has expired. How can I learn to design better products myself if I don't have the opportunity to learn from the latest and greatest stuff from others?

idkew
Jan 31, 2003, 12:33 PM
This is my kind of guy. I love taking apart my laptops. I never did have the guts to go as far as he has.

Very informative though.

avus
Jan 31, 2003, 05:22 PM
Actually, Kodawarisan wasn't the first to disassembly the new Powerbook G4 12-inch and publish the pictures on Web - The credit should go to Foxman, who gives the detailed instruction in English (Kodawarisan reported on his site back on 01/26/03)

http://deafchurch.net/hdswap/


1 - on p5 - why has he drawn red circles around 2 bolts near the processor - does this mean that it could be upgraded in the future?


No, these two screws (not bolts) gave them headaches when they disassembled the machine, that's all.

Macmaniac
Jan 31, 2003, 06:39 PM
I just love how he risks 100s of $ to open it up!! I wish I had that kind of cash to swing around:)

yosoyjay
Feb 1, 2003, 04:31 PM
If you know what you are doing and you are patient it isn't difficult. I took my iBook apart within a week to yank the board and take it to work to have someone to rearrange some resistors.

I commend the effort and encourage more of it for qualified folks.

3777
Feb 2, 2003, 01:13 PM
What an idiot