Intel iMac disassembled...

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  1. yvovandoorn macrumors regular

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    Hey all... looks like someone disassembled the intel iMac. I couldn't find a post about this, but I don't have good search skills.

    The original link is someone what unstable:
    http://www.kodawarisan.com/k2006/archives/2006/01/imac_core_duo_a.html

    I have everything on my website as well:
    http://www.disgruntled-dutch.com/2006/general/imacintel-disassembled/#more-459

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  2. iGary Guest

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    The original G5 was so pretty inside. Everything Rev B and up is just hideous.
     
  3. yvovandoorn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I definitely agree with that. This looks like it was a rush job.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I have noticed that also. :mad:
     
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    the Rev B iMac's (like mine) are just like the rev A inside, truly amazing. The Rev C is where it got horrible and you could only upgrade the RAM on the bottom of the computer.
     
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  8. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    The Core Duo chip is socketed-so it could be upgradable in the future.
     
  9. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    oooh...good point, I hadn't thought about that.

    (I like your sig btw)
     
  10. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, the intel imac certainly has more unused space than the other imacs.
    I also think that the first imacs were beautiful inside. I hope the new powermacs (or whatever they call them) don't look crappy inside.
    Remember apple, beautiful inside, beautiful inside!
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    thats how it looks inside..wow i thought they only changed the chip...oh well


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  12. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    Intel inside, ugly inside?

    ADMIN NOTE: It's been pointed out that these images are NOT a valid comparison. This is the FRONT Of the Intel iMac and the BACK of the iMac G5.

    Yes the original was so much prettier...i put the images from http://www.kodawarisan.com/ below to see.

    http://www.cuadriello.com/mac/uploaded_images/uglyinside2-785332.jpg

    [update] Good point from the admin note, but they don't have identical pictures. You can still tell that the original g5 had more atention to detail, from the colour of the fans (white) to the elgant cover of the G5.
     
  13. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^ i dont think they took there time doing that...:O..it looks PC


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  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Dang that comparison shows it all. It is gonna be difficult for a user to fix something. From a technicians point of view, I liked the old model better in terms of access for repair.
     
  15. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I thought tinfoil was fazed out of computer production in 1994...
     
  16. godbout macrumors regular

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    Wow, that is quite possilbly the ugliest thing I have ever seen! I hope that they smarten up and start putting there computers together properly again. I think that I will wait for a little while so apple can get a little more comfortable with Intel...
     
  17. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    It actually makes me sad that the Core Duo looks so bad on the inside, I relize that I will spend about .01% of my time with a Mac doing things with the insides but it just looks so bad:(
     
  18. y0zza macrumors regular

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    You can't really attribute the messy interior to a 'rushed' Intel switch.

    The iMac G5 with iSight has a very similar interior layout to the new Intel iMacs. Compare iMac G5 vs iMac Core Duo.
     
  19. mcdermd macrumors regular

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    AFA looks go, it's kind of unfair to compare the back-side, user serviceable portion to the under-the-LCD front-side in the japanese disassembly pics.
     
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That thing looks like it went through the war! What happened to Steve Jobs saying the inside must be as pretty as the outside? :confused:
     
  21. JHipp macrumors member

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    Wow - looks rather... unorganized, like they just threw a bunch of parts together in an iMac case.

    Then again, the iSight G5 model doesn't look too much better.
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I love my Rev. B's interior. I didn't think the Intel's would be as bad as the Rev. C but it looks like Apple wants to lock us out from upgrading and lock us in to buying a new machine.
     
  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Was that thing hit with a hammer repeatedly? :confused: If not it sure looks like it. :(
     
  24. imaswitcheryeah macrumors regular

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    Pic of Intel Core Duo chip....

    The link to the pic of the "Core Duo Chip" in this post on the front page of Macrumors, is IMO, not the Core Duo chip itself.

    It looks to me that it is the system controller or a chip of that nature. I am an Apple Technician and have access to the Service Manuals. Did anyone else get confused when it obviously had no signs of a heatsink being removed from it?

    EDIT: The link has been changed to the actual Intel Core Duo chip. Cheers!
     
  25. Morn macrumors 6502

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    They went for compact rather than internal looks.:rolleyes:
     

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