Need Apple ASD disk for a dual 1.42 MDD

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  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    As the above title states, I like to get a hold of the ASD disk for my MDD before I decide to redo the CPU thermal paste.
    I have versions for my G5s but as of yet haven't had any luck sourcing the version for the dual 1.42 MDD.
     
  2. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks guys for the quick replies, somehow I just knew I could count on this forum and its members.
     
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    .sitx is Stuffit, probably easiest to download Stuffit Expander.
     
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    Just now figured that out and grabbed a copy off Suffit Expander. First attempt failed checksum so i'm trying a new download of the ASD file.
     
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    Not having any luck at all, redownloaded the file that LightBulbFun supplied also a new copy of Stuffit expander and now I'm left with this message when attempting to expand the file.
    Good thing there is no rush on the need for this ASD file.
     

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  8. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    When you mount the .dmg you wont be able to see the system files as they're hidden - just the pdfs. If you burn the .dmg, the disk will be fine.
    If you want to enable seeing hidden files in Finder, in Terminal type:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder

    To change back to normal:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    This should be the correct link:
    http://www.dreamsupport.us/downloads/apple-mac/Apple_Service_Diagnostic_Disks_25_GB/ASD Dual Boot 2.1.5 (2003)/
    You should get a file (after you unzip the download), _ssps_693-5180-A.dmg
    Follow the instructions "Burning ASD to disc". I just tried it with Disk Utility, and made a CD with ease. I don't actually have a MDD G4 to test it on now, but the burn completed without any errors. I would expect it to work for you, also.
    I do realize that it can be confusing. The .dmg, once it is burned to the CD, will give you two different bootable diagnostics partitions on the same CD. One boots to firmware, and is the main hardware test. The other is an OS boot (looks like a MacOS boot, to some degree), which then gives you other hardware tests. Some of those test how the hardware communicates with software.
     
  10. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK fellas, I've got this figured out now and have a boot-able service disk, thanks for bearing with me on this while I stumbled through the process.
     
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    Indeed I have it in my book marks folder... very handy for ASD disks (Like when I ran thermal calibration on my G5 heh) also using the ASD from your site I was able to find out the PVR of my G5 CPUs and finely figure out if my 7,3 G5 had 970 or 970FX CPUs... going by the CPU PVR I have plane Jane 970s which is interesting seeing as the 7,3 G5 is known for having the 90nm 970FX I guess only the 2.5Ghz one got those CPUs... Also says my Mobo has a max bus speed of 1250Mhz I wonder if 2.5Ghz CPUs would work in my G5...
     

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