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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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iFixit Launches Nearly 250 Repair Manuals for iMac and Mac Mini






Popular do-it-yourself repair site iFixit yesterday announced that it has released nearly 250 new repair guides covering in great detail a wide assortment of repairs for every Mac mini model and every 17" and 20" iMac model produced by Apple since 2004.
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The repair manuals include in-depth disassembly guides, model identification tips, troubleshooting techniques, and upgrade information. The 241 new repair guides use 1,452 photos to clearly communicate each step of the repair.
The company has also launched an iMac parts store to allow consumers to purchase the necessary parts for their repairs.

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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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This is great. I love iFixit's tutorials. Nice to see them expand the line up of what they cover.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Its wonderful of iFixit to do this (especially since it covers all my current hardware) but Apple should be making these machines easier to service.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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iFixit is one of the very best Mac sites on the web. I've used their free repair guides and screw charts more times than I can count; heck I've got a drawer full of guides I've printed out and used for a repair.

Thanks iFixit!! I've heard the owners of the site are in their late 20's and already loaded. You guys deserve it.
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iFixit is one of the very best Mac sites on the web. I've used their free repair guides and screw charts more times than I can count; heck I've got a drawer full of guides I've printed out and used for a repair.

Thanks iFixit!! I've heard the owners of the site are in their late 20's and already loaded. You guys deserve it.
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Incredible! This is a major step in the right direction for repairs!
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Its wonderful of iFixit to do this (especially since it covers all my current hardware) but Apple should be making these machines easier to service.
Massive favour to the community, but yeah, would be nice if Apple offered these guides, rather than a 3rd party...
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 05:53 PM   #9
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Very cool. But yea, it'd be nice if Apple made it easier.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:29 AM   #10
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 08:25 AM   #11
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That's a huge amount of hard work right there!
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 04:34 PM   #12
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thank you iFixit for doing this
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Awesome! Their guides were invaluable in tearing down my iBook without destroying anything, and it would've been great to have one when I upgraded my iMac's hard drive too.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 01:38 AM   #14
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iFixit is awesome as usual.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 05:51 AM   #15
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iFixit is awesome as usual.
Powerbook iFixit guides?

Great for iFixit to offer these; Apple should sponsor them!!!
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Yeah their guides have really helped me out a bunch of times. Glad to see they are continuing with their helpful step by step guides.
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This is why they are always the first place I go when I'm looking for tear downs or guides about Apple stuff. IFixit rocks.
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 08:48 PM   #18
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This is great. Thanks for the repair manuals!
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