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Forum: Apple Desktops 10-05-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,848
Posted By unixadm
Mine also broke off. You have nothing to worry...

Mine also broke off. You have nothing to worry about. If it's working fine, why would you need a new logic board? The retention clip is more for shipping or extremely flimsy computers that flex...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-14-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By unixadm
This is all you need: ...

This is all you need:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151136

Pretty much any IDE burner will work. Pioneers also work, but not sure about Lightscribe. I know the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,920
Posted By unixadm
If I was simply wanting a sexy looking computer,...

If I was simply wanting a sexy looking computer, the glossy screen would be great. However if I were using it all day long, then I would not like the glossy screen. I have tried them a couple of...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-08-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By unixadm
If the CPU is not the bottle neck, then...

If the CPU is not the bottle neck, then increasing the resolution of a game will decrease the returned frame rate in most cases. That does not mean it will be unplayable, but let's say the 20" at...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-08-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By unixadm
Glad to help. When looking at SATA drives,...

Glad to help.

When looking at SATA drives, pretty much anyone you see in the 3.5" form factor will work in a Mac Pro. Seagate 7200.10 drives have what appears to be a firmware issue with the Mac...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By unixadm
$7 on Ebay. It's handy for basic disassembly and...

$7 on Ebay. It's handy for basic disassembly and I just needed a bit of help with the whole heatsink cover removal process. I just didn't want to bend anything and with the manual it was a simple...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By unixadm
Sure you can upgrade it to an extent. More...

Sure you can upgrade it to an extent. More memory, wireless/bluetooth, CPU upgrade, drive replacement. However past that there isn't much room for improvement. You need to think of the Mini as a...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By unixadm
Thanks. Two days so far of encoding and such, no...

Thanks. Two days so far of encoding and such, no problems at all. The previous owner was very surprised when I informed them that my $250 purchase turned into quite a good investment. Now I need...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-29-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By unixadm
The Mac Mini is a nice machine for the price. ...

The Mac Mini is a nice machine for the price. Though try to get a used one, or a refurbished one to save on cost even more. Look for EPP discounts and such. I had bought a Mini 1.83ghz if I...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-28-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By unixadm
I don't have access to a full SMD workstation,...

I don't have access to a full SMD workstation, but I can manage with the equipment I have here at home. I've done other SMD work before and pulled off replacing much smaller components. The...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-28-2007, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By unixadm
I received my water damaged Mac Pro today. Using...

I received my water damaged Mac Pro today. Using the Apple Service Manual, I disassembled the machine to the bare chassis. I took all of the parts into the shower and Simple Greened and scrubbed...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,534
Posted By unixadm
Personally I use Seagate drives in most of my...

Personally I use Seagate drives in most of my systems I build. I also manage an IT department and we've had very good luck with Seagate drives. That's not to say they don't fail, they do, but...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-20-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By unixadm
Exclamation Dead Mac, Memory Upgrade - good deal

I just bought a project Mac Pro. It's a Mac Pro Dual Xeon 3ghz, but it's missing the video card, ram, hard drive, and super drive. It was water damaged on the lower inch or two of the mother board...
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