iNteliMac takeapart

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Figures, someone already has an iNteliMac apart!

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and its official name is . . .

iMac (Early 2006)

FYI, the official service manuals have been released. No, I have no Applish idea where one might get them. Sorry.

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"...first iMac to work with the extended desktop feature."

Quote:

Unlike previous iMac models, iMac (Early 2006) features a mini-DVI output port.

This mini-DVI out port enables you to use video mirroring or extended desktop with a compatible display using the appropriate Apple DVI Display Adapter. This is the first iMac to work with the extended desktop feature.

'bout time!

Interestingly, the built-in LCD uses LVDS rather than the previous TMDS signaling.

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pixel magic

LCD Size (inches) 17 to 20
Acceptable Number of Subpixel Anomalies
Bright - up to 4
Dark - up to 6
Both - up to 8

Replace the Display
Bright - 5 or more
Dark - 7 or more
Both - 9 or more

just FYI,

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Hi dan k, this takeapart page

Hi dan k, this takeapart page has already been brought up a couple of times in the past week on AF. Here's one:

http://www.applefritter.com/node/10245

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ClassicSchmassic!

Who needs Classic?!!? VirtualPPC anyone? sheepshaver

See, there is hope for classic Mac OSes on Intel!

dan k

(Not sure why I'm putting this here, but I guess it relates to those folks with new Imacs who can no longer run Classic . . . )

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Socket to 'em

xlr8yourmac is reporting the Intel iMac is socketed (no link...it's on their main news page, so there's no perma-link available).

A reader quoted MacFan (Japanese Mac magazine) that an Intel Core Duo 2GHz T2500 CPU has successfully booted in a 1.83GHz iMac.

Price difference vs. performance doesn't make that worthwhile currently, but the news here is that there is an easy processor upgrade path available as the core duo matures.

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Re: "...first iMac to work with the extended desktop feature."

dankephoto wrote:

Interestingly, the built-in LCD uses LVDS rather than the previous TMDS signaling.

Isn't that what the Lombard/Pismos used? I wonder if it could be possible to swap mobo and screen. I realize that the cases would not allow this without considerable work, but if one had a Pismo w/ a bad screen and an iMac out of wranty w/ a fried mobo...

just a random thought.

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